Scholarships and Awards

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

    • 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.
      (Deadline: October 5, 2020)

    • Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation Steel Scholarships
      Applicants must be current college students, undergraduate or graduate, in majors of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computer Science or Safety. The students must be citizens of U.S., Canada, or Mexico and have a GPA of 2.5 or above, and provide at least two letters of recommendation, also one letter of recommendation from an employer if possible. (Deadline: October 31, 2020)

    • 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.

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

  • 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. (Deadline: February 21, 2020)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. NOAA also has a website, Student Opportunities, that contains scholarship, internship, and fellowship information for high school students, undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs. (Deadline: January 31, 2020)

  • 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. (Deadline: May 1, 2020)

  • 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.

  • 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. (Deadline: October 19 – October 23, 2020)

  • 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.
    The deadline for applications is March 1.