Non-WSU scholarship opportunities

Below are some non-WSU scholarships. 

  • AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships

    4 scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year

    We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.

    Deadlines: October 15 for spring semester scholarship and June 15 for fall semester scholarship

    Visit AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships for more information.

  • American Public Power Association / Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Programs

    For students interested in a career in energy, you can apply for scholarships, student research grants and internships (10 - $4,000 awards), educational scholarships (10 - $2,000 awards), and money for a technical design project (1 - $5,000 award).

    Annual deadlines of Feb. 15 and Oct. 15

    Visit their website for more information.

  • Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation

    As an active professional foundation dedicated to supporting the advancement of automotive women professionals, the Automotive Women's Aliiance Foundation (AWAF) strives to motivate current and future students studying in automotive-related fields.

    Applications are always accepted.  Students who are interested in learning more about scholarship opportunities and are currently pursuing a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree should consider applying.

    Visit their website for more information.

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program

    From its inception, the goal of this program has been to increase the number of STEM professionals in the U.S. workforce.

    The NDSEG Fellowship Program is a three-year funding opportunity for students in or near the beginning stages of their overall graduate study and it is meant for students who plan to pursue research-based doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

    The program provides awarded fellows with:

    •       36 months of full tuition and mandatory fee coverage at any accredited U.S. institution;
    •       A $1,000 medical health insurance allowance per each year of the three-year program tenure;
    •       And $102,000.00 in stipend payments over three years.

    Students can start applying to the program as early as their undergraduate senior year and as late as the start of their third year of overall graduate study.

    Application period closed on December 12, 2019. The 2020 Fellows selection results will be released in April 2020.

  • Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    Opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion with a Department of Defense facility. The Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.June 15 for fall semester scholarship Visit AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships for more information.

    SMART Scholars receive:

    • Full tuition and educational fees
    • Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 - $38,000 per year
    • Paid summer internships, health insurance, and miscellaneous allowance
    • Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation


    Basic eligibility requirements are as follows:

    • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application,
    • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2022
    • requesting at least 1 year of degree funding prior to graduation (which starts at the program start date),
    • able to complete at least one summer internship (multi-year scholars only)
    • willing to accept post-graduation employment with the DoD,
    • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
    • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines listed below,
    • able to produce a fall 2021 college transcript from an ABET accredited program at a regionally accredited US college or university, OR be pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited US college or university.

    Application window is August-December annually

    For more information visit their website.

  • Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

    The Material Handling Education Foundation, Incis an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to promote the study of material handling, logistics and supply chains by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support. 

    The Foundation will offer scholarship award opportunities to students who are pursuing a material handling or supply chain career.  The student should clearly demonstrate dedication to achieving excellence, strong leadership skills, potential for future growth as a leader and persistence in the pursuit of education.

    Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and must be used for costs relating to tuition, fees and books.  One application allows students to compete for one of the multiple scholarships offered by the Foundation.  Scholarships are one-year awards, and former recipients may re-apply each year if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

    The Foundation is offering two scholarship programs for the 2020/2021 academic year:

    1) Material Handling Education Foundation Scholarship Program - This is the traditional scholarship program for full-time college and university undergraduates who are studying one of the target programs.  

    2) NEW - MHEFI Scholarship Program for Member Companies and Industry Associations - This program is new and is designed for family members and employees of Member Companies and Industry Associations.  

    The online application, nomination/recommendation letter and the official transcript must be received in the Foundation office by January 15, 2020.
    Scholarship awards for the 2020/2021 academic term will be announced by April 30, 2020.

    * Letters of Recommendation must be sent to the Foundation directly from the author.  Please note . . . We cannot accept Letters of Recommendation directly from the students since the letters cannot be authenticated.  The authors should e-mail the letters to Donna Varner at

    ** International students studying in the United States and Canada should ask the Registrar's office, to send copies of international transcripts on file along with the Official Transcripts.  We prefer to not accept international transcripts directly from the student since they cannot be authenticated. 

  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website

    Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program¹, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
    • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
    • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities 
    • Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.


    • Predoctoral--$24,000 per year for three years 
    • Dissertation--$25,000 for one year 
    • Postdoctoral--$45,000 for one year 

    Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

    Applications for the 2020 competition are no longer being accepted. Please check back in September 2020 for updated application information for the 2021 competition.