Every year, the Student Engineers' Council gives out over $140,000 to design teams, engineering organizations, and engineering faculty.  In addition, the SEC awards scholarships to outstanding students and recognizes extraordinary faculty with the Sporn award.  Information and applications for the individual funds and scholarships can be found below.

The Design Team Endowment (DTE) was created to afford engineering design teams the opportunity to succeed in cases where a lack of funding might otherwise hinder them.  The DTE provides funding for, but not be limited to, design competition entry fees, tools, and hardware needed for the completion of the project.  These funds are awarded once per semester and expire one year from the date awarded.

The Engineering Organization Fund (EOF) was established to financially assist member organizations in sponsoring engineering-related events and programs.  The funds provide for opportunities such as attending or holding engineering conferences, developing student projects, and sponsoring engineering outreach programs directed at elementary, middle, and high school students.  Like the Design Team Endowment, these funds are awarded once per semester and expire one year from the date awarded.

The Big Contribution is an opportunity for faculty and staff in the College of Engineering to acquire funds for their research and other projects.  In the past, the SEC has funded research on cyborgs, contributed to the 4-axis mill in the Ware Lab, and provided funds for accelerometers in Goodwin Hall. Every year, the SEC distributes $30,000 in the spring with the funds expiring one year from the date awarded. 

 

SEC Scholarships

Paul E. Torgersen Scholarship (apply here)

- The Paul E. Torgersen Scholarship is awarded annually to 2 rising seniors who have portrayed outstanding leadership and academic achievements.

- One essay required

- One letter of reference required

- Scholarship prize: $1,250 each

- Application deadline: No earlier than February 9th at 5:00 PM

Nathaniel Gebreyes Service Scholarship (apply here)

- The Nathaniel Gebreyes Service Scholarship is awarded annually to 1 rising junior or senior who has portrayed outstanding service principles to the university and the community.

- One essay required

- One letter of reference required

- Scholarship prize: $1,250

- Application deadline: No earlier than February 9th at 5:00 PM

     

Sporn Award (apply here)

- Given annually to an engineering faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction

- Nomination deadline: March 9th, 2018 at 5PM

 

Undergraduate Research Advisor Award (apply here)

- Given annually to an engineering faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and success in serving the student organization or design team over the course of the year.

- Nomination deadline: March 9th, 2018 at 5PM

 

Engineering Organization Advisor Award (apply here)

- Given annually to an engineering faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and success in working with the undergraduate research students over the course of the year.

- Nomination deadline: March 9th, 2018 at 5PM

 

Please note that you must be logged in to your GobblerConnect account in order to access these applications. If you have any questions, please contact Awards and Scholarship Chair, Michelle Wu (mwu4282@vt.edu).

 

For Member Society and Design Teams

Design Team Endownment (DTE):

- Design Team Endowment Application

- Design Team Endowment Slide Example

Engineering Organization Fund (EOF):

- Engineering Organization Fund Application

- Engineering Organization Fund Slide Example

 

For Big Contribution Applicants

Big Contribution Application

Reimbursement Form

 

If you have any other concerns or questions please contact the Director of Philanthropy.