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BCET Scholarship Information

Scholarships at Old Dominion University have been established through the generosity of individuals, organizations, and corporations to recognize outstanding academic performance and to assist students in pursuing their educational goals. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of criteria. For some awards, eligibility is entirely determined by academic merit or potential. Other requirements might include demonstrated financial need, field of study, state or city residency, particular high schools, or participation in a specific program, organization, or activity. Generally, recipients have earned at least a 3.25 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) and are full-time, degree-seeking students.

Selection procedures vary for these awards. For all scholarships, you must be admitted to the University. For some scholarships, a portfolio, an audition, or participation in a specific program may be required.

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance, 121 Alfred B. Rollins, Jr. Hall, Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0052, (phone 757- 683-5524) for specific requirements and deadlines. Generally, the deadline for application is February 15 and most scholarships will be awarded in April and May. All Scholarships must be formally accepted in writing. For more information regarding available
scholarships please go to the financial aid web site at: http://www.odu.edu/af/finaid/scholarship/scholarop.htm

AGC - awarded by Nat'l Association of General Contractors, by state-wide AGC and by local AGC chapters. Must be interested in construction education. Only CET students with good academic standing. Awarded annually from $500 to $2,000. Civil Engineering Technology
757-683-3765 or
AGCVA Web site
Association of State Dam Safety Officials Scholarship Program - Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled at the senior level in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Visit Web site
ASHRAE- interested in field o heating, refrigeration & air conditioning, full time student in Engineering & Technology (ME, MET eligible) rising junior or senior, amount varies. Usually 3 are given in amounts ranging from $200 to $500 Jim Francis, Educ. Comm. Chair
or visit the ASHRAE web site
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Visit Web site

CEEVC (Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council) - endowed scholarship funded with an initial gift of $25,000 . Awarded on basis of both need and merit to full or part-time Civil & Environmental students who are residents of the State of VA with minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least a junior. Part-time students shall take at least 6 credit hours per semester.

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CEEVC (Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Council) - endowed scholarship funded with an initial gift of $25,000 . Awarded on basis of both need and merit to full or part-time Civil & Environmental students who are residents of the State of VA with minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least a junior. Part-time students shall take at least 6 credit hours per semester.

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Charles H. Eure Memorial Scholarship - is awarded to a marine science or engineering student who has a 3.00 grade point average and is of sound moral character. Amount varies. Preference to employee/son/daughter/spouse of a South Tidewater Assoc. Of Ship Repairers member firm. Second preference given to graduate who meets above criteria. Third preference to junior or senior who meets above criteria. Fourth preference to graduate in marine science/engineering.

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ECHR (Engineering Club of Hampton Roads) - 3 or4 $1,200 each. Must be an undergraduate student with at least junior year status - full time, resident of VA Peninsula or south Hampton Roads; can also be graduate student, full or part-time, financial need.

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Framatome Technologies - (1) $1,000 to ME or EE senior; GPA at least 3.0

Mechanical and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments submit nominations. Selection is made by CollegeEngineering & Technology Scholarship Committee
John Bohart, Press. & CEO
804/832-3000 (Lynchburg)

George C. Winslow Scholarship is made possible by an endowment to assist a graduate or undergraduate student who has demonstrated financial need and has obtained at least a 2.50 grade point average while pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. (FAFSA)

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ISA , Richmond-Hopewell Section (Instrument Society of America) - (1) $1,000 scholarship, must be a VA resident, must be within 20 credit hours of completing engineering degree, 3.2 GPA, financial need.

Daniel Coake, Educ. Chair
or visit Web site

The Edgar and Kathleen Kovner Scholarships for outstanding high school scholars are awarded each year to entering freshmen in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology. The awards are based upon performance in a high school curriculum that emphasized mathematics and the sciences. These scholarships are renewable for three years for recipients who remain enrolled full time in the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology and maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Category A - high academic (3.5 or higher GPA for junior year), one-time, 3 rising seniors.

Category B - high academic achievement & extra-curricular activities, one-time, 3 rising seniors.

Category C - renewable, $1,000 per student. Incoming high school student. Full-time student; must maintain 3.0 GPA to renew.

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(Category A students are recommended by Dept. Chair. Engineering and Technology Scholarship Committee)

Marine Engineering Scholarships/Assistantships - open to all juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.7 GPA; MS students with a minimum 3.25 GPA; Ph.D students with a minimum 3.25 GPA, majoring in any area of engineering or engineering technology, whose course of study or research pertain to marine engineering or marine engineering technology.  Applications available November 15, 2007 for Fall 2008. Dean's Office, 683-3789
North American Surveying History Scholarship - open to all juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher, majoring in surveying, geomatics, or other similar discipline at ABET accredited institution. Museum of Surveying
220 South Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933

Norfolk Foundation Scholarship - Wilfred G. Semple Scholarship Loan Fund - given to a Norfolk high school graduate, must have completed 2 years of study in a VA college with at least 60 hours. Must be an undergraduate. Must be an engineering (CEE, CpE, EE, ME) math or physics student.

Sally Hartman, 622-1751
or Visit Norfolk Scholarship Foundation Web site

SAME Scholarship - (3) $1,000 each. Must be working toward a degree in architecture, building construction, or engineering. Application deadline is November 1.

Jim Ewing, Jr. at (757) 631-5491
or visit SAME Web site www.same.org/hamptonroads

Stuart Russell Memorial Scholarship - 2 given. Amount varies. Must be a student in College of Engineering & Technology. Preference goes to a student in EE. No GPA specified.

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Sumitomo - endowed scholarship between Sumitomo Machinery Corporation & Old Dominion University. Awarded annually. Merit as determined by Award Committee, must be enrolled in College of Engr. & Tech. Or the College of Business. Preference to students in following order: majoring in Engr. with a minor in Japanese; majoring in Business with a minor in Japanese. 3.0 GPA. Recipients eligible for work/study in Japan during their junior year with employment and renumeration by Sumitomo Machinery Corp. for one or two semesters.

Selection Committee is comprised of representatives from the following:
Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology; College of Arts and Letters; College of Business and Public Administration; Sumitomo Machinery Corporation
Recipients are chosen by this committee.

SWE - Hampton Roads Section (Society of Women Engineers) - $500 awarded annually to women undergraduates and full-time graduate students. Must be enrolled in engineering curriculum, in good standing. Complete transcript required from each school attended. Reference letter from a faculty member in whose class the applicant has been or is currently enrolled. Reference letter from a present employer or someone who has know applicant for 3 or more years (not a relative).

Visit SWE Web Site

VA Space Grant Consortium Scholarship - $8,000 awarded annually to undergraduate students

Visit Virginia Space Grant Consortium Web site.

VSPE (VA Society of Professional Engineers) - 3.0 GPA; must have attended high schools in south side Hampton Roads; U.S. citizen, junior or senior; preference to financial need, and must be active in Engineering clubs and societies.

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Ford Foundation Fellowships - The Ford programs offer predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral support for members of specific underrepresented minority groups who are pursuing or have completed a Ph.D. or Sc.D. in a research-based field of study. Visit Web Site
VA Space Grant Consortium Scholarship - $5,000 awarded annually to graduate students enrolled full-time in an aerospace-related study. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA; must be a U.S. citizen. Formal research project required to be completed by applicants. Also available to undergraduates Visit Virginia Space Grant Consortium Web site.