Steinman Scholarship

From a recent issue of PE

“After Graduation, Steinman Scholar Puts New Career in Drive”
When Blake Biederstedt began college, he knew the job market was going to be competitive and a good engineering education would give him a leading edge.
Read the full article.


  • Applications can be filed electronically to (this includes completed application form, letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials)
  • Official transcripts may be mailed to:
    The Steinman Scholarship
    1420 King St.
    Alexandria, VA 22314

The Steinman Scholarship is awarded annually to one (1) current undergraduate entering the junior year in a four-year ABET-accredited engineering program. The award is for $5000.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be students who:

  • Are currently enrolled in good standing in a four-year ABET accredited engineering program;
  • Will be entering the junior year in the fall;
  • Are U.S. citizens

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Grade point average;
  • Internship/co-op experience and involvement in other activities;
  • Faculty recommendation(s);
  • Ethics essay.

Required Application Materials

Applications must include the following:

  • A completed application;
  • A resume or summary of internship/co-op experience(s) and involvement in other activities;
  • Recommendations from faculty members who have taught the applicant (at least one recommendation is required—additional recommendations will receive consideration)
  • A 500-word (maximum) essay on "The Importance of Ethics in the Practice of Engineering;"
  • Official transcript from the current academic program.


  • Application deadline is March 1;
  • All applicants will be notified of the final selection by May 31;
  • 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;
  • An NSPE Educational Foundation Steinman Scholarship winner will forfeit receipt of the scholarship award if the recipient does not complete the year as agreed.