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Scholarships

In the 2013-2014 school year, the College of Engineering offered approximately $325,000 in academic scholarships to more than 130 students. In many cases, these scholarships were awarded in addition to financial aid from the university or other outside scholarships the students received.

The College of Engineering offers several scholarships to both graduate and undergraduate students. All scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. In addition some scholarships require demonstration of financial need.

Following is a list of a few different types of scholarships as well as some helpful links:

National Science Foundation Scholarships for Engineering and Computer Science

$2,000 – $5,000 scholarship*
*additional $5,000 available for students living in the Engineering Residential College
Application Deadline for Fall 2015:  February 15, 2015
Eligibility Criteria: Must meet all requirements
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College of Engineering Endowed Scholarships

Please complete the Boise State Scholarship Application for all College of Engineering Scholarships, including Endowed Scholarships.

Harry W. Morrison Engineering Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.2
  • Freshman status

The Harry W. Morrison Engineering Scholarship was established October 25, 2010 to further the efforts and legacy of Harry W. Morrison who in his prime created one of the world’s largest construction companies.  Like Mr. Morrison, students receiving this scholarship will be men and women that will use their knowledge to change their world.


Charles Van Vacter Construction Management & Engineering Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Construction Management or General Engineering
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  2.8
  • Junior status
  • Required:  Female

The Charles Van Vacter Construction Management & Engineering scholarship was established in 1990 by Dale Van Vacter Angers.  She wanted the scholarship to help students in the Construction Management program.


Robert R. & Barbara Dargatz Endowed Engineering Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  General Engineering
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.25
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Junior or senior status
  • Preferred:  Female

The Robert R and Barbara Dargatz Endowed Engineering Scholarship was established in 2004 by Robert and Barbara Dargatz.  Barbara Dargatz was a business teacher for 17 years before she moved to Hailey to serve as principal for the Wood River Junior High School.  After retirement she continued to supervise student teachers in the Wood River Valley schools.   


Hutchison Computer Science Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0 for juniors and seniors
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior status
  • Preferred:  Female

The Hutchinson Computer Science Scholarship was established in 2007 by Vanessa Hutchinson.  Mrs. Hutchinson generously established the Hutchison Computer Science Scholarship to support students seeking science degrees at Boise State. “I think BSU has a good program, and it’s an important field of study to support, particularly during a time when people think that computer science jobs are outsourced. In reality, there is an increased need and demand for computer science in Idaho and throughout the United States,” she says. “It’s a good career field, and it has been very good for me; I want young people to have the same opportunity that I did.”


Keynetics Inc. Computer Science Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate status
  • Preferred:  Female undergraduates.  If none, then qualified female graduates.  If none, then any qualified undergraduate student.

The Keynetics Inc. Computer Science Scholarship was established in 2009 by Eileen Langan Barber to encourage and support students, particularly women, to pursue computer science degrees.  Eileen co-founded Keynetics Inc., an Idaho based parent corporation of software companies providing elegant but simple solutions ranging from internet retailing, to fraud screening to protect customers during online transactions.  Eileen believes strongly in the value of mentoring, and knows that young women need role models and money to support their education.


Ada Lovelace Computer Science Scholarship for Women

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
  • Required:  Female
  • Supplemental Requirement:  Incoming Freshman – Letter of Recommendation from CS Teacher and BSU CS Faculty.  Boise State Students – One CS Faculty recommendation and One recommendation from Chair stating appropriate progress toward degree

The Ada Lovelace Computer Science Scholarship for Women was established March 2013.  This scholarship provides recognition of the world’s first computer scientist, Ada, Countess of Lovelace.


http://financialaid.boisestate.edu/ – BSU Scholarship page

College of Engineering Grants
The NASA Idaho Space Grant Scholarship Program awards scholarships and research fellowships to students majoring in engineering, science, math, and math education. Students interested in applying to the program should click on the Higher Education link and view Scholarships and Fellowships from the drop-down list at http://id.spacegrant.org/index.php?page=higher-education  for eligibility and application details.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. See http://smart.asee.org/apply_  for eligibility and application details.
Deadline: December 15, 2011 (No late submissions)

Current NASA undergraduate and graduate internship and fellowship opportunities may be found at http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/learning/index.html

Some have deadlines and others do not. Check the site for eligibility and application details.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is open to students majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education. For eligibility and application details, please see http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/Hollings_info.html

McNair Scholar Program
The Boise State McNair Scholars Program serves students from groups underrepresented in graduate education and first generation college students from low-income backgrounds, grooming them for graduate studies through scholarly enrichment, exposure to research, and other academic experiences and opportunities. The program collaborates with Faculty Mentors to prepare McNair Scholars to successfully pursue a Ph.D. and careers in university teaching and research. Go to http://education.boisestate.edu/mcnair/index.php for eligibility and application details.

GymState Sames Scholarship

College of Engineering Scholarships

Boise State University Scholarships – Students that are enrolled in a College of Engineering discipline are automatically considered for these scholarships.

AGC ScholarshipThe AGC Foundation offers both undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs.

ABC ScholarshipThe Trimmer Education Foundation conducts an annual scholarship competition for ABC student chapter members, and employees of ABC member firms, enrolled in two or four-year construction degree programs.

Helpful Links

www.boardofed.idaho.gov – Idaho State Board of Education

www.osac.state.or.us – Oregon Student Assistance

www.fafsa.ed.gov – Electronic Fafsa Application

www.fastweb.com – Free Scholarship Search

www.finaid.org – Financial Aid Information