Eligibility: Undergraduate students who are majoring in an EME program (Energy Business and Finance; Energy Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering; Mining Engineering; and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering) are eligible to apply for EME scholarships. Students are evaluated based on the criteria of each individual award (i.e. academic merit, financial need, PA residency, etc.). By filling out the department application, you will be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify.
Please note that applicants are judged against others in their major and assigned a funding level based on their academic performance, financial need, semester standing, and student engagement level. We then match you with scholarships for which you qualify, up to the amount of your designated funding. You won’t receive a scholarship from every account for which you meet the criteria. Instead we try to award your full funding level from as few different scholarships as necessary.
Financial Need: Many of our scholarships require recipients to have documented financial need from the U.S. Department of Education, which is obtained by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. International students without a U.S. social security number may not be eligible to file the FAFSA. If you cannot fill out the FAFSA, you cannot be considered for scholarships requiring financial need as a criterion.
Application Procedure: To be considered for scholarships for the next academic year (fall semester and spring semester), you must complete the form below every year by May 1. Applications will be reviewed and scholarship decisions will be made over the summer. If awarded departmental scholarships, you will be notified by email at that time.
You will be asked to upload a current resume as part of the application. Please update your resume as much as possible before submitting it, including internships or jobs that you have accepted for this coming summer. Also, please fill out all fields in the application form. Some scholarships require very specific conditions, and if you don’t include information about your leadership activities or that you have worked an internship then you will not qualify for scholarships that require such activities. It’s better to fill in too much information than not enough. Activities such as owning your lawn-care business, managing a youth camp, or volunteering for a non-profit group in your field can all show leadership potential or experience. Be sure to list all of your relevant accomplishments.
Scholarship Acknowledgements: The scholarships that we award each year are made possible thanks to the generous support of our alumni and industry friends. In order to show those sponsors the importance and impact of their support, we ask all scholarship recipients to write letters of acknowledgement to their scholarship sponsors. Please know that this will be an expected component of your award if you apply for and receive departmental scholarships.
NOTE: Incoming first-year students are automatically considered for scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. They should not fill out an application form.