Scholarships and Awards

There are numerous scholarships available to Marshall University undergraduate and graduate students.

    • For incoming freshman who live in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area, have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of at least 22 or an SAT combined critical reading and math score of at least 1020.

    • The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.
      To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our website.
      We are offering a $500.00 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted
      (October 6, 2014 Deadline)

    • The AREMA Educational Foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing engineering degrees who are both graduate and undergraduate students, married students or those supporting families, full-time students and part-time students who are working full-time in the railway.  (December Deadline)

    • For incoming freshmen. Full tuition, fees, room and board, and books will be provided to the scholarship winners. Applicants must be West Virginia residents, have at least a 2.8 GPA, and exhibit character and leadership. (March 1 Deadline)

    • The American Society of Safety Engineers offers over $100,000 in scholarships through their foundation.

    • The AGC of Ohio Education Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization designed to promote the construction industry by providing scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in construction. The Education Foundation was formed in 1999, and awarded its first scholarships in 2000. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a 2.5 minimum GPA (out of 4.0), and an undergraduate in at least the second year of a 2-year, 4-year or 5-year degree program during the academic year.

    • Brickstreet Insurance Scholarship/Internship for Safety Technology

      Brickstreet Insurance has set up a combination scholarship/internship program with the Safety program at Marshall University. To be eligible for the scholarship:

      1. The applicant must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate student in the Safety program at Marshall University.
      2. The applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.00 in all safety classes. If you are unsure of your GPA in SFT courses, contact Elizabeth Hanrahan at
      3. The candidate selected to receive the scholarship is required to accept a paid 24 hours per week flexible schedule internship at Brickstreet. The current pay rate is $10.00 per hour. If the scholarship is awarded for the fall semester then the internship is in the following spring. The internship is for the summer if the scholarship is awarded for the spring semester.

Interested students should send a one page letter of interest stating why they want the scholarship and why they deserve it and a copy of their resume to Jim McIntosh at no later than the first Monday in June prior to the start of the academic year. Residents of West Virginia will be given priority.

  • Since 1977 the Campus Safety Health & Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) has sponsored the Scholarship Award Program to encourage the study of safety and environmental management. Currently, one $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually. The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in all majors/disciplines, who are currently registered as full-time students in North America. A full-time student is one who is carrying 12 credit hours per semester, trimester or quarter. Undergraduates and graduate students must have at least one year of study remaining in their degree program. To be considered for the award, students must meet the following requirements: 1) submit an official transcript, 2) complete this application form, 3) write and submit an essay (see Section III). The application, essay and an official transcript (delivered in sealed envelope with university/college seal) must be placed in the same envelope and mailed by March 31 to the address above. Any additional, extraneous materials (photos, resumes, research materials, etc.) will not be considered and will be discarded. The CSHEMA Scholarship Committee will select the recipient. The scholarship, which is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Fay Thompson, will be announced or presented at the annual CSHEMA International Conference.

  • Available to West Virginia resident sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled, or planning to enroll, in civil engineering or a construction related four year degree program in a West Virginia college or university. (Eligible schools include West Virginia University, West Virginia Institute of Technology, Fairmont State College, Bluefield State College and Marshall University.) Also open to West Virginia residents attending out of state schools offering a construction related curriculum not available in West Virginia. The first place annual award is in the amount of $5,000. Lesser amounts are given for second and third place winners.

  • CSX Diversity Scholarship

    Annual scholarship award of $1000 – $2000 is offered to support academic achievement and promote transportation career opportunities for engineering majors. All applicants will also be considered for internship and co-op employment opportunities.

  • Engineers Club of Huntington 2013-2014 Endowed Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded to MU students enrolled in the Department of Engineering. Selection is based on the potential of candidates to become practicing engineers.
    For more information, read the full announcement describing the scholarship. Application form in Word or PDF format.

  • These scholarships for study abroad in the UK are available to students pursuing graduate degrees in fields relating to environmental protection.

  • Preference is given to Environmental Science majors and graduate students.

  • Higher Education Adult Part-time Student Grant Program

    Intended for needy West Virginia students who have been out of high school for at least two years and want to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level.

  • To be eligible the student or parents/grandparents must be a descendent from at least one of the following countries: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic. Students from Brazil are eligible to apply. Students from Belize, Guyana, Portugal, Suriname and French Guiana are not considered Hispanic. Students must have a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA based on a 4.00 scale.

  • Sophomore students majoring in disciplines 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) are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program. Student must have official Junior status in the fall semester. The deadline for applications is February 8.NOAA also has a website, Student Opportunities, that contains scholarship, internship, and fellowship information for high school students, undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs.

  • If you are currently employed at a mine, if you are related to someone who works at a mine, or if you are pursuing a career in the mining industry or any health-related field you may qualify for this a Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association scholarship. More information is available on this U.S. Department of Labor web page.

  • Kalayci Family Scholarship

    Due to the generosity of Tanzer Kalayci, P.E. (BES, ’62), a scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students in CITE who have completed the freshman year. Recipients of the scholarship, to be selected by the Dean upon recommendation from the Division Chair, must be residents of Cabell, Lincoln, Mason or Wayne counties, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Awards are renewable for up to three years (or six semesters), provided that the recipients maintain good academic standing.

  • Financial aid information on all scholarships and aid available at Marshall.

  • This organization is offering scholarships to students pursuing a program of study associated with erosion and sediment control. See their scholarship web page for more information.

  • Research and International Experience for Students is a 12-week, summer research internship in science and engineering that is open
    to freshman and sophomore engineering students from universities nationwide. This summer program seeks to cultivate interest in science and engineering research among young U.S. undergraduate students, especially those from underrepresented groups, and encourages such students to pursue future graduate study. Up to 14 students will be selected to participate annually.

  • NASA Space Grant Scholarships

    $1,000 scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in science, mathematics, health care, engineering, science education, or working on a NASA related science or teaching research project.

  • The National Science Foundation has 900 research fellowships available for graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering. Awards are also available for women in engineering and information science.

  • James Marvin Peters Scholarship

    Recipients of this scholarship, to be selected by the CITE Dean in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance, must be a full-time undergraduate engineering major in CITE who has demonstrated financial need and academic achievement. First preference is given to qualified graduating seniors of any high school in Wayne County, WV. The scholarship may be renewed for up to a total award of four years (eight semesters) if full-time status and satisfactory academic achievement are maintained.This scholarship was established by Mr. Peters, who graduated from Ceredo-Kenova High School in 1952. He received his Bachelor degree in Engineering Science from Marshall in 1959 and an MS degree in Aerospace-Mechanical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in 1966. He worked at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base for 31 years between 1959 and 1990. He then went on to graduate from Clark State Community College in Ohio in 1993 with an Associate’s degree in Accounting. He retired as VP of Finance and CFO from C&N Industrial Contractors in Springfield, Ohio in 2004.

  • Merit-based scholarship for high school graduates with a 3.0 or greater GPA and a SAT combined score of 1000 or above or ACT composite score of 21 or more.

  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

    Recipient is selected by the SAME Scholarship Committee.

  • SMC Electrical Products Scholarship in Technology Management

    The recipient must be a graduate level student accepted in the Technology Management program. Consideration is given to individuals who are currently employed in manufacturing and in need of expanding their skills in management and technology to assure their businesses are competitive in a global environment. First priority for selection will be given to employees of SMC Electrical Products.This scholarship was established in honor of Herbert L. Eaton, past Chairman of the Board of Directors of SMC Electrical Products.

  • Wellman Family Foundation Scholarship

    Students who are residents of West Virginia with financial need (or any student with financial need who lost a parent in the 9/11 World Trade Center or Pentagon attacks) and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for this scholarship. First priority for scholarship awards is given to students majoring in the field of Computer Science. The scholarship was established in 2002 by F. Selby Wellman who earned his B.S. degree in finance from Marshall’s College of Business in 1963. He spent over 30 years in high-tech industry before retiring as a senior vice president at Cisco Systems, Inc.

  • Scholarship for U.S. citizens or resident aliens who are attending school in WV. A Minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required to apply. For each year the scholarship is awarded, the student agrees to work in the state of WV for a corresponding year. Deadline for applications is March 1.