Industrial Engineering is among the most strenuous and intensive of college courses. Students who graduate from this program have a huge influence on the way industrial practices and developments are shaped. Considering the importance of this course, several scholarships are offered to Industrial Engineering students to make their way through college easier. Receiving financial support goes a long way in enabling promising students to focus on innovating and excelling at their work instead of worrying about money.

We’ve put together a few of the more prestigious scholarships for industrial engineering students.

Hallmark / UNCF Scholars Program

Amount: Varies

Sponsored by the United Negro College Fund, this scholarship is specifically for students of African American, American Indian-Alaska Native, Hispanic American, and Asian Pacific Islander American ethnicities who wish to pursue 4 year college courses and major in Industrial Engineering and a few other courses.

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have submitted your FAFSA to apply for this award. The award amount varies on a case-by-case basis.

A.O. Putnam Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

The A.O. Putnam Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. It is available to students enrolled in any school in the United States, Canada, and Mexico provided that these two criteria are fulfilled:

  • The school’s industrial engineering program must be accredited by an organization or agency recognized by IISE.
  • The applicant should be pursuing a course in industrial engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.40.

Students exhibiting an interest in management consulting are given preference. The scholarship amount was $3,000 for the academic year 2017–2018.

AT&T Labs Research Program

Amount: Varies

Each summer, for a duration of 10 weeks, AT&T Labs Research hosts interns from several universities across the United States. Candidates are chosen from universities that have collaborated with AT&T Research and can also apply independently.

While summer interns have to pay for their housing, AT&T Labs covers the cost for travel within the country and is open for all students who satisfy the prerequisites with no bar on nationality or country of residence.

The eligibility criteria require students to have already enrolled or be planning to enroll in a graduate school program leading to a Ph.D. The major field has to be industrial engineering, math, statistics, computer science, systems engineering, electrical engineering, operations research or related fields.

Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

The Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship is managed by the Society of Plastic Engineers Foundation and is offered annually. It is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in the plastics industry and having experience in the thermoforming industry—i.e. must have performed research or held a job in that field.

The student must be planning to major in industrial engineering, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, business administration or polymer sciences.

The foundation requires students to submit an application consisting of their employment history, high school or college transcripts, list of community and school activities and any achievements along with three (3) recommendation letters of which two have to be from teachers and one from an employer or non-relative who knows the student well.

There are two scholarships awarded per year and the award amount can go up to $5,000.

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