Auxiliary Legacy Scholarship

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The NSPE auxiliary Legacy Scholarship is awarded annually to a female undergraduate entering the junior year of a four-year ABET-accredited engineering program.

The scholarship is awarded in one disbursement of $2,500 at the beginning of the junior year.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must be an NSPE Member/Student Member who is:

  • A female;
  • Enrolled in a four-year ABET-accredited engineering program;
  • Entering the junior year of the program;
  • A U.S. citizen

Evaluation Criteria

  • Applications will be evaluated based on:
  • Grade point average;
  • Internship/co-op experience and involvement in other activities;
  • Two faculty recommendation(s);
  • Honors/scholarships/awards beginning in high school senior year;
  • A 500 word (maximum) essay on your "Engineering Career Goals & Aspirations to Achieve Them."

Required Application Materials

  • Applications must include the following:
  • A completed application form with the NSPE Student Member number;
  • A transcript, to date;
  • A resume or summary of internship/co-op experience(s) and involvement in other activities;
  • Recommendations from two faculty members who have taught the applicant ;
  • A 500-word (maximum) essay on your "Engineering Career Goals & Aspirations to Achieve Them.


  • The scholarship award will be disbursed to the recipient's school in one installment  at the beginning of the fall semester of the junior year.
  • Upon completion of the degree, the winner will be asked to submit to the NSPE Educational Foundation Trustees a report on the value of the NSPE support and their objectives regarding professional development, ethical practice, and licensure.
  • The NSPE Educational Foundation Auxiliary Legacy Scholarship winner will forfeit receipt of the scholarship award if the recipient does not complete the year as agreed.