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National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship for High Achieving Mechanical Engineering Students

Western New England University has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) which aims to increase the enrollment of academically talented, financially deserving students into our Mechanical Engineering program. This prestigious scholarship will recognize those students who have demonstrated a strong academic ability and leadership skills but have additional unmet financial need to make a WNE education a reality.

Student Benefits:

  • Opportunity to participate in curricular activities, including a course-based research and entrepreneurial skill development program.
  • Potential for expense paid trips to annual conferences with members of the faculty.
  • Ability to participate in community service projects which will include serving as coaches for regional FIRST Robotics high school teams.
  • Customized support services through our Career Center and Counseling Services offices.
  • Ability to participate in unique learning communities that will provide students access to guest speakers to help them learn new skills.

This is a renewable annual scholarship that is provided for the duration of the full-time undergraduate program. This award is in addition to the already generous merit and need based scholarship programs that a student may qualify for. The NSF scholarship can be combined with the FIRST® Robotics Scholarship.

Obligations of Grant Recipients:

  • Participation in a mandatory Zoom session with the members of the faculty at WNE prior to enrollment.
  • Enrolled as a full-time student and maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to remain eligible.
  • File the FAFSA annually with WNE.
  • Participate in all activities and programs required in the NSF scholarship program.
  • Understand important responsibility as a role model and agree to follow all the terms outlined in the Student Handbook with specific attention to civility and respect for others.
  • Agree to volunteer to assist with the recruitment of future cohorts of grant recipients. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • First year or transfer student starting in the fall
  • Admission into the Mechanical Engineering Program. All Mechanical Engineering concentrations eligible.
  • Demonstrated high academic performance
  • Submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Family financial circumstances demonstrate the need for scholarship

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Admissions Office at 413-782-1321 or learn@wne.edu