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The Jimmy H. Smith, Ph.D., P.E. Graduate Student Scholarship is awarded by the Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF). It is open to students who might need financial assistance while pursuing a graduate degree in engineering at an ABET-accredited Texas university. Selection is based on the nominee's GRE scores and potential contribution to the engineering profession.

  • Award: $2,000
  • Residency: U.S. resident or permanent resident
  • Contact: Texas A&M University College of Engineering (
  • Applicants: Prospective/new students or current/continuing students

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

  • Award: $30,000

National GEM Consortium Fellowship

This program is intended to increase access and success in engineering and science graduate studies, and covers the entire graduate recruitment, retention and professional development spectrum, including paid summer internships and tuition payments.

  • Award: $10,000-$14,000

National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship

NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American residents with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool, including women and minorities.

  • Award: $20,000

HENAAC - Great Minds in STEM

The HENAAC Scholars Program, for undergraduate and graduate students, addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. There are three types of scholarships: Corporate/Government-Sponsored Scholarships, Special Recognition Scholarships, and In Memoriam and Personal Tribute Scholarships.

  • Award: Varies