The Rochester Engineering Society (RES) is an umbrella organization for engineering societies in the Rochester area. The goals of the society are: to advance the art and science of engineering for the general public welfare in Monroe County and the adjoining counties; to foster in practicing and prospective engineers excellence as professionals, as citizens, and as individuals; and, to promote communication and cooperation among all branches of engineering.
Multiple scholarships, sponsored by a variety of organizations and administered through the RES, are awarded annually at a minimum of $1,000 each to recognize outstanding engineering, engineering technology, science or technology students. These are merit based scholarships. Specifically for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) require scholarship applicants be student members of their respective organization. Eligibility: Applications must meet the following qualifications:
1. Be an undergraduate student in good standing in an engineering, engineering technology, science or technology curriculum in an ABET accredited program.
2. Have completed two years and/or achieved Junior standing (or equivalent) in the program defined in number 1 above.
3. Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) or better.
4. Plan to continue engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET accredited program in September following presentation of the award.
5. Be a resident of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, or Wyoming counties of New York or enrolled in an ABET-accredited engineering, engineering technology, science or technology curriculum in a college in those counties. The Rochester Chapter of IEEE allows applicants from Corning and Alfred sub-chapters.
6. Not be a previous recipient of this scholarship.
Application: Applicants must submit all required items postmarked no later than Friday, February 14, 2014. All items must be submitted in one package or envelope. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all the necessary data are submitted by the deadline in one package and will be immediately disqualified from judging, with no further follow-up, if these instructions are not followed. The applicant should make those persons supplying reference letters aware that timely response is critical. Reference letters may be submitted in individually sealed envelopes within the application package. Mail all items by Friday, February 14, 2014 to: The Rochester Engineering Society, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607.
Required Data and Instructions
1. Verification of Interview - Letter from a RES Scholarship Award Committee member stating that the applicant has been interviewed within the last six months. Appointments for interviews may be made by calling the Scholarship Chairperson, Barry Quinn, 585-737-1117. Please email your resume to BarryQuinn@aol.com and include your name, phone number or alternate number, and best day(s) and time(s) to call to schedule your appointment for an interview. Please bring a copy of their resume to the interview as well.
2. Transcript - Official copy of applicant’s current transcript showing grades for the entire enrollment in current school and prior college or university.
3. Resume - The same resume the applicant would use if applicant were applying for employment. Be sure to include the following information: name, permanent address, school address, college, degree and program, anticipated date of graduation, and any professional society memberships.
4. Applicant’s Letter - A letter written by the applicant addressed to the Scholarship Award Committee of the Rochester Engineering Society. This letter shall not be more than one typewritten page in length and should discuss the applicant’s feelings and opinions on the following:
a. Why applicant is studying engineering and chose his/her particular field.
b. Why applicant is applying for the scholarship.
c. Applicant’s involvement in professional society activities, a list of extra-curricular activities and the leadership positions held.
d. Statement that the scholarship will be used in engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET-accredited program in September following the presentation of the award.
5. Reference Letter #1 - Letter from the applicant’s faculty advisor in current school. This letter should indicate the applicant’s standing in the class relative to other students, and type of course loading.
6. Reference Letter #2 - Letter from a current or former employer who is not a relative, OR, a professor of engineering, science or technology in whose class the applicant has been or is presently enrolled.