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September 1st   thru November 30th 2021  - Interview period
December 11th 2021 - Receipt of all application materials.
February 1st  2022 - Award notification.
April 2nd  2022Public announcement of scholarship recipients at the RES Gala event.
August 1st 2022 -  Disbursement of scholarship award.

    Application Requirements

    1. Certificate of Interview from a member of the Scholarship Committee

    Request an appointment for interview by filling out the Eligibility Form at the link below.

    Eligibility Form 

    Eligibility summary:

    1. Be an undergraduate student in good standing who has completed two years/or achieved Junior standing in an ABET-accredited engineering, engineering technology, science or technology program.

    2. Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) or better.

    3. Plan to continue engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET accredited program in September 2022.

    4. 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.

    5. Not be a previous recipient of this scholarship.

    Contact Michelle Sommerman at 585-498-7896 (Scholarship Committee chairperson) if you have not received a reply within three days. The interviewer will provide a Certificate of Interview to the applicant.

    2. Transcript 

    Official copy of applicant’s current transcript showing grades for the entire enrollment in current school and if a transfer student, courses taken and accepted from his/her 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 Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee. This letter shall not be more than one typewritten page in length and should discuss the applicant’s position with respect to the following:

    a. Why the applicant is studying engineering and chose his/her particular field.

    b. Why the applicant is applying for the scholarship.

    c. The applicant’s involvement in professional society activities, the leadership positions held and describe active involvement in other extra-curricular activities.

    d. Statement that the scholarship will be used in engineering, engineering technology, science or technology studies in an undergraduate ABET-accredited program in September 2022 should an award be presented.

    5. Reference Letter #1 

    Letter from the applicant’s faculty advisor in his/her current school. This letter should indicate the applicant’s standing in the class relative to other students, his/her course load and involvement.

    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.

    Submission Instructions

    Applicants must submit the six items listed above. Items 1, 3 & 4 must be submitted together. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all the necessary data are submitted by the deadline and will be immediately disqualified from judging, with no further follow-up, if these instructions are not followed.

    The applicant should notify those persons supplying reference letters that timely response is critical. Reference letters may be submitted in individually sealed envelopes within the application package OR emailed directly to RES with the applicant's name in the subject line.

    Email all items to res@frontiernet.net by December 11, 2021 OR mail to: The Rochester Engineering Society, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607.

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    2020 David Fergusson Memorial Scholarship Baris Eser Ugur Chemical Engineering University of Rochester
    2020 Keith Amish Memorial Scholarship Meron Abate Biomedical Engineering University of Rochester
    2020 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Firaol Midekssa Biomedical Engineering University of Rochester
    2020 Adam W. Lawas Scholarship (CHA companies) Brandon Reiner Mechanical Engineering University at Buffalo (SUNY)
    IEEE Scholarship, Rochester Section Madeline Loui Electrical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology

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