The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering

The awarding of all NSPE Education Foundation scholarships is dependent on NSPE Education Foundation funds being available in the annual cycle in which the NSPE Education Foundation scholarship is awarded. If you have specific questions, please email students@nspe.org.

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  • Application and attachments must be received no later than April 1, 2021.
  • Due to COVID-19, and the inability for some students to take the SAT and/or ACT, these scores will NOT be required as part of the 2021 application. Students wishing to submit their scores may still do so, but these will not be factored into the judging for the award.
  • Applications can be filed electronically to students@nspe.org (this includes completed application form, letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials)
  • Official transcripts may be mailed to:
    The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship
    1420 King St.
    Alexandria, VA 22314

The Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.

The scholarship is awarded in two disbursements of $2,500 each at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be a high school senior who:

  • is a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority in the field of engineering: African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander.
  • has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university, and
  • is a U.S. citizen.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • grade point average
  • internship/co-op experience and community involvement,
  • two faculty recommendations,
  • honors/scholarships/awards, and
  • answers to the four questions on the application.

Required Application Materials

Applications must include the following:

  • a completed application,
  • a complete transcript of the high school grades,
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (For 2021 applications, these scores will NOT be required and will not be included in the judging for the scholarship),
  • a resume or summary of internship/co-op experience(s) and involvement in other activities, and
  • recommendation letters from two faculty members who have taught the applicant. Letters of recommendation and copies of transcripts may be in separate envelopes but we highly recommend that they accompany the application.

Other

  • Application must be received at NSPE by April 1, 2021.
  • All applicants will be notified of the final selection by May 31.
  • The scholarship will be awarded in two disbursements of $2,500 each at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year. The award will be credited to the student's account through the school's Office of Financial Aid.
  • Upon completion of the degree, the winner will be required to submit to the NSPE Education Foundation Trustees a report on the value of the NSPE support and their objectives regarding professional development, ethical practice, and licensure.
  • The recipient of the NSPE Education Foundation Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering will forfeit the award should the recipient drop or transfer from the ABET-accredited engineering program in which they are enrolled.Eligibility Requirements