Fellowships and funding
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer a variety of fellowships to support our graduate students. In 2019-2020, we awarded nearly 300 highly competitive fellowships to deserving master’s and doctoral degree students.
We offer merit- and need-based awards that are funded by private donors, companies, community members, professional organizations, student fees, and the Fulton Schools. Fellowships are available to new and continuing graduate students enrolled in a Fulton Schools of Engineering academic plan. New graduate students will have to be admitted into a Fulton Schools of Engineering graduate program at the time that the fellowship applications open up to be eligible to submit an application.
The fellowship application portal will open on February 1st, 2020 and will close on March 15th, 2020. Make sure to submit a fellowship application during that time frame to be considered for fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Fulton Schools Fellowships Available via Application
These privately-funded fellowship are highly competitive and are awarded based on student applications each year. These awards are processed as a fellowship directly to the student’s ASU account. Apply online at https://fultonapps.asu.edu/fellowship/.
- Joseph A. Barkson Fellowship: Endowed by the estate of Richard M. McDaniel to honor the memory of his Dr. Barkson, one of his engineering professors and mentor, this fellowship supports a graduate student in the electrical engineering program.
- Barrett Electronic Materials Fellowship: Endowed by Craig and Barbara Barrett, this fellowship is awarded annually and supports a first-year doctoral student in electrical engineering or materials science and engineering who is doing research on electronic materials.
- Peter E. Crouch Excellence Fund: This award recognizes the lasting impact of former dean Peter E. Crouch by providing fellowship support for a graduate student doing interdisciplinary work with engineering and math or education.
- Del E. Webb Foundation Graduate Fellowship: Endowed by the Del E. Webb Foundation, this fellowship supports graduate students in the field of construction.
- Harold & Lucille Dunn Memorial Engineering Scholarship: Endowed by Harold Dunn, this award supports full-time graduate students enrolled in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and are in need of financial assistance to complete their course of study.
- Chris Fleenor Six Sigma Certification Endowment: This fellowship, endowed in memory of Chris Fleenor, supports graduate students enrolled in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering who are also enrolled in the Schools’ Six Sigma Program.
- Gerald T. Heydt Scholarship for Power Engineering: This fellowship is awarded annually to provide support to graduate students in the field of power engineering. Recipients must be full-time students who are U.S. citizens and pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering with an emphasis in power engineering.
- Engineering Graduate Fellowship. These awards are funded by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering graduate program fee and are awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Fulton Schools. A portion of the awards are merit-based and a portion of the awards are need-based (students must have financial need according to the FAFSA to be eligible).
- Betty Hum Graduate Assistantship: This award was created by Betty Hum, a member of the Del E. Webb School of Construction Associate for Construction Excellence, and is intended to support full-time graduate students in the Del E. Webb School of Construction Program.
- International Switching Symposium Endowed Fellowship: This fellowship is awarded to graduate students whose primary research interest lies in telecommunications and who are enrolled in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.
- L.C. Jacobson Graduate Fellowship: Awarded to highly qualified graduate students who Arizona residents and enrolled in a Del E. Webb School of Construction program.
- Edward and Amelia Kavazanijan Endowed Fellowship: This award is intended to support a graduate student studying the area of geotechnical engineering in civil, environmental and sustainable engineering.
- Bert Keats Fellowship Endowment: This fellowship honors Bert Keats, a professor of industrial engineering who started the graduate program in industrial statistics and quality & reliability engineering. The award supports full-time graduate students pursuing a degree in industrial engineering who have a minimum 3.5 GPA and are able to work in the U.S. Financial need is a secondary consideration in awarding this fellowship.
- Kerrigan Humanitarian Engineering Fellowship: This fellowship is awarded to an entering graduate student with a 3.5 or higher GPA who has a research interest in humanitarian engineering.
- Richard E. Mettler Residential Award:This fellowship provides fellowships for graduate students in the Del E. Webb School of Construction program who are U.S. citizens and in the residential construction option.
- Douglas C. Montgomery Fund: This fellowship is merit-based and awarded annually to a Ph.D. student a 3.5 ASU GPA or greater who is studying industrial engineering, with a preference in the area of quality and reliability engineering or industrial statistics.
- Phoenix/Scottsdale Groundwater Contamination Fellowship for Environmental Science: This fellowship supports graduate students in the fields of civil engineering or chemical engineering who are committed to the study and solution of environmental problems in Arizona and demonstrate financial need. Arizona residents are preferred for this award.
- Mohammed Fazle Rabbi and Rukhsana Wahhab Fellowship: Established to honor the teaching, research, and innovation legacy of Dr. Mohammed Fazle Rabbi and Rukhsana Wahhab, this fellowship funds students pursuing studies in industrial engineering. There is a preference for students from Bangladesh, but is open to all international graduate students.
- Pamela and Jack Saltich Fellowship: Endowed by Pamela and Jack Saltich, this fellowship supports highly qualified graduate students in electrical engineering with a minimum ASU GPA of 3.5 who demonstrate financial need.
- Ferdinand A. Stanchi Fellowship: This award provides financial assistance to graduate students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
- Ron and Sharon Thomas Graduate Fellowship: Endowed by Ron and Sharon Thomas, this fellowship supports students who are U.S. citizens and majoring in electrical engineering or industrial engineering. Non-traditional students who mature, older in age, or those in their mid-career who are enrolled in the Ph.D. program are preferred for this award.
- Dr. Matthew W. Witczak Fellowship: This fellowship supports a master’s or doctoral student in civil, environmental and sustainable engineering with a 3.0 or higher ASU GPA who has an interest in pavement, materials, transportation, or geotechnical research.
Fulton Schools Fellowships Available via Nomination
These fellowships are highly competitive, and awards are made via faculty nomination based on a students’ application to their graduate program.
- Dean’s Fellowship: This prestigious award is for highly qualified incoming Ph.D. students. The Dean’s Fellowship provides tuition, health insurance and $30,000 of annual support. This award is a commitment for four academic years plus summers. Fellows will hold a 50% FTE Graduate Research Associate position working with faculty conducting research in their field of interest. Dean’s Fellow candidates must be nominated by a Fulton Schools faculty member or self-nominated.Qualified candidates will:
- Be a first-year Ph.D. student
- Have an engineering undergraduate degree from a major state university or top private college
- Normally have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Bring a strong passion for research and has some research experience as an undergraduate and/or other significant industry or leadership activities
- Each year the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering award $60,000 in Fulton Fellowships to incoming Ph.D. students and more than $750,000 in University Graduate Fellowships (block grants) to Ph.D. students.
- Darryl E. Metzger Memorial Fellowship: This fellowship is awarded annually to full-time graduate students in mechanical or aerospace engineering who have a minimum ASU GPA of 3.0 and are doing research on the broadly defined turbomachinery area.
- Joseph and Sandra Palais Outstanding Doctoral Student Award: This award is presented to an outstanding graduating Ph.D. student in electrical engineering. Candidates are nominated by their faculty advisor and the award is presented in the spring. Recipients must have a minimum 3.75 ASU GPA and have published at least one research or conference paper.