Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and awards play an important part in furthering students' education. On average, the engineering science and mechanics department awards more than $80,000 in student scholarships and awards each academic year. Scholarships in the department are awarded based upon various criteria and reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award.

If you are interested in financially contributing to any of the below-listed scholarships or awards, or if you would like to endow one, please contact Melissa Showalter at mus41@psu.edu or 814-867-1569.

The following are brief descriptions of our departmental scholarships and awards:

Undergraduate Scholarships

W. Thomas and Sharon T. Kennedy Scholarship
For outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have a proven financial need

The Andrew Pytel Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in Engineering Science in the College of Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success

Joseph Marin Memorial Scholarship Fund
For full-time or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who are worthy and qualified

Sam Y. and Myrna R. Zamrik Scholarship in ESM
For full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success

Lyle W. and Virginia C. Coffey Scholarship in ESM
For full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics with demonstrated outstanding academic ability and achievement

Edward M. Frymoyer Honors Scholarship in ESM
For full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who intend to engage in interdisciplinary pursuits. Two scholarships are awarded to students with superior records.

Vernon H. Neubert Dynamics Award in ESM
For full-time or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment in a dynamics or vibrations class or demonstrated activity in teaching others about related topics

Jean Kearns McNitt Scholarship in Engineering Science
For full-time undergraduate students majoring in Engineering Science who are advised by engineering science faculty and have a proven financial need

Undergraduate Awards

Dr. John T. and Carolyn O. Frasier Merit Award in Engineering Science and Mechanics
For full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Engineering Science at the University Park campus who have achieved outstanding academic success

The Walter Jaunzemis Memorial Award Fund
For full-time undergraduate students of at least junior standing with superior academic records

Engineering Science Award Fund
For undergraduate students of at least sophomore standing enrolled in the Engineering Science major who have achieved superior academic records and have a proven financial need

Richard P. McNitt Scholarship in ESM
For full-time undergraduate students of junior standing enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have uperior academic records or manifested promise of outstanding academic success

John R. and Bernice R. Mentzer Endowed Award
For full-time or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have achieved superior academic records

Centennial Award Fund in ESM
For outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement

Student Combination Scholarships

Robert and Myrtle Vierck Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students of junior or senior standing who are enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and intend to become graduate students at Penn State in engineering mechanics or engineering science and who have achieved or shown promise of outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership abilities, and have strong moral character

Theodore Holden Thomas, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
For full-time or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who achieved superior academic records and manifest promise of future success

Richard P. McNitt Scholarship in Engineering Science and Mechanics
For outstanding graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics in the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University who have a proven financial need

Student Combination Awards

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics General Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success

Mirna Urquidi-Macdonald and Digby D. Macdonald Student Award In Engineering Science and Mechanics
For undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in or planning to major in Engineering Science and who have achieved outstanding academic achievement

Graduate Scholarships

Sabih and Güler Hayek Graduate Scholarship in ESM
For full-time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have exhibited academic excellence

Annually Funded Graduate Scholarships

Longenecker and Associates Scholarshp in ESM
For full-time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have exhibited academic excellence

Graduate Award

Dr. Richard E. Llorens Graduate Award
For full-time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have exhibited academic excellence

Early Activated Graduate Fellowships/Assistantship

Robert A. Sebrosky Graduate Fellowship in Engineering Science and Mechanics
For full-time graduate students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics who have exhibited academic excellence

Matthew George Workman Scholarship in ESM
For students enrolled in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics or Engineering Science and Mechanics degree programs Recognition who have a proven financial need

Program Support

Dale and Jeanne Mosier Fund for Excellence in ESM
To enrich the discipline of engineering by providing monies for a variety of initiatives and programs in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

 
 

About

The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523