Fellowships and funding

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer a variety of fellowships to support our graduate students. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 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, 2021 and will close on April 30th, 2021. Make sure to submit a fellowship application during that time frame to be considered for fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Gerald Farin Memorial Fellowship : Established to honor the legacy of Dr. Gerald Farin, this fellowship funds a graduate student with a 3.5 GPA or higher with a research interest in geometric modeling, scientific computing and visualization, data visualization, visual analytics, computer vision, robotics and 3D printing.
  • Herbold ASU Graduate Engineering Scholarship : This award was created by the Herbold Family Foundation to support graduate students with a 3.5 or higher GPA, studying simulation, modeling and applied cognitive science or software engineering, with a research interest in computer science/computer engineering.

  • Engineering Graduate Fellowship (MS Only). These awards are funded by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering graduate program fee and are awarded to current and incoming MS students enrolled in the Fulton Schools (domestic and international).  These awards are merit-based and range from $1,000-$2,000 for an academic year. 
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Scholarship : These awards are funded by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and are awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Fulton Schools (domestic and international).  These awards reduce the cost of the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification course provided through GOEE from $1295 to $99. The course and scholarships are provided over the summer and require continuous full time enrollment for the following fall semester. 
  •  Dean’s Fellowship (PhD ONLY):  This prestigious award is for highly qualified incoming domestic Ph.D. students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents). 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.  Qualified candidates will:  

    • Be a first-year domestic 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
    • Fulton Fellowship (PhD ONLY): This prestigious award is for highly qualified incoming domestic and international Ph.D. students. This is a one time award and can range from $500-$5,000. 

We encourage students to seek additional opportunities, including funding through the ASU Graduate College, using the ASU Scholarship Search, finding external fellowships, and research and teaching assistantship (RA/TA) opportunities.

Fellowship

Field

Student Type

Eligibility

GPA

Notes

Joseph A. Barkson FellowshipElectrical Engineering ProgramGraduate Student-Not mentionedThis fellowship supports a graduate student in the electrical engineering program.
Barrett Electronic Materials FellowshipElectrical engineering or Materials sciencePhDFirst-year doctoral student doing research on electronic materialsNot mentionedFirst-year doctoral student doing research on electronic materials
Peter E. Crouch Excellence FundEngineering and math or education.Graduate StudentInterdisciplinary work with engineering and math or education.Not mentionedThis 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 FellowshipConstructionGraduate Student-Not mentionedThis fellowship supports graduate students in the field of construction.
Harold & Lucille Dunn Memorial Engineering ScholarshipFSEGraduate StudentDomestic or international
students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and are in need of financial assistance.
Not mentionedThis 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 EndowmentFSE and School's Six Sigma programGraduate StudentDomestic and international students Not mentionedThis 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 EngineeringECEE ( Emphasis on Power Engineering)Graduate StudentOnly US CitizensNot mentionedThis 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 (MS only)FSEMS students (incoming and current)Domestic and internationalNot mentionedThese awards are funded by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering graduate program fee and are awarded to current and incoming MS students enrolled in the Fulton Schools (domestic and international). These awards are merit-based and range from $1,000-$2,000 for an academic year.
Betty Hum Graduate AssistantshipDel E. Webb School of Construction AssociateGraduate Student-Not mentionedThis 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 FellowshipECEEGraduate Student-Not mentionedThis 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 FellowshipDel E. Webb School of Construction program.Graduate StudentArizona CitizensNot mentionedAwarded to highly qualified graduate students who Arizona residents and enrolled in a Del E. Webb School of Construction program.
Edward and Amelia Kavazanijan Endowed FellowshipGeotechnical engineering in civil, environmental and sustainable engineering.Graduate Student-Not mentionedhis award is intended to support a graduate student studying the area of geotechnical engineering in civil, environmental and sustainable engineering.
Bert Keats Fellowship EndowmentIndustrial engineeringGraduate StudentU.S Financial need3.5+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 FellowshipResearch interest in humanitarian engineeringGraduate Student-3.5+Research interest in humanitarian engineering
Richard E. Mettler Residential AwardDel E. Webb School of Construction program(residential construction option)Graduate StudentOnly US CitizensNot mentionedhis 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 FundIndustrial engineeringPhD-3.5+Student 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 civil engineering or chemical engineering Graduate StudentArizona residents are preferredNot mentionedThis 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 FellowshipIndustrial engineeringbothBangladesh students preferred but open to internationalNot mentionedThere is a preference for students from Bangladesh
Pamela and Jack Saltich Fellowshipelectrical engineeringGraduate StudentDomestic students 3.5+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 FellowshipFSEGraduate StudentDomestic and IntenrationalNot mentionedThis award provides financial assistance to graduate students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Ron and Sharon Thomas Graduate FellowshipElectrical engineering or Industrial engineeringGraduate StudentOnly US CitizensNot mentionedNon-traditional students who mature, older in age, or those in their mid-career who are enrolled in the Ph.D. program are preferred
Dr. Matthew W. Witczak FellowshipCivil, environmental and sustainable engineeringPhD Preferred-3.0+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.
Gerald Farin Memorial FellowshipFSEGraduate Student-3.5 + Established to honor the legacy of Dr. Gerald Farin, this fellowship funds a graduate student with a 3.5 GPA or higher with a research interest in geometric modeling, scientific computing and visualization, data visualization, visual analytics, computer vision, robotics and 3D printing.
Herbold ASU Graduate Engineering ScholarshipSoftware / Computer EngineeringGraduate Student-3.5 +This award was created by the Herbold Family Foundation to support graduate students with a 3.5 or higher GPA, studying simulation, modeling and applied cognitive science or software engineering, with a research interest in computer science/computer engineering.
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification ScholarshipFSEGraduate Students (MS and PhD)Domestic and internationalNot mentionedThese awards are funded by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and are awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Fulton Schools (domestic and international). These awards reduce the cost of the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification course provided through GOEE from $1295 to $99. The course and scholarships are provided over the summer and require continuous full time enrollment for the following fall semester.
Dean's Fellowship (PhD only)FSEIncoming PhD (only)Domestic students only (U.S. citizens or permanent residents)3.5 +This prestigious award is for highly qualified incoming domestic Ph.D. students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents). 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.
Fulton Fellowship (PHD Only)FSEIncoming PhD (only)Domestic and international 3.0+This is a one time merit based award and can range from $500-$5,000.
Darryl E. Metzger Memorial FellowshipMechanical or aerospace engineeringGraduate Student-3.0+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 AwardElectrical engineeringPhD-3.75+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.