IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship

The IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship was established in 1939 as a memorial to Charles LeGeyt in recognition of his valuable contributions to the field of electrical engineering.


The scholarship carries a stipend of $24,000, and is award for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering at an engineering school of recognized standing located in the United States or Canada.

To be eligible, the student must be a resident of the United States and have majored in the field of electrical engineering and have received a Bachelor's Degree from an engineering college of recognized standing. The Scholarship will be awarded to a first-year full time graduate student only.*

The recipient of this scholarship may hold or receive other scholarships for the same academic year. Earnings for work which is directly related to the graduate study is also allowed. These scholarships may be supplemented by the graduate institution with other scholarship, assistantship or tuition scholarship support in accordance with their internal guidelines for total support. The recipient must pursue full-time graduate work in electrical engineering.

*In the event the college is conducting a combined B.S and M.S degree program, the student in the penultimate year would be eligible for the award which would apply in the final year of the program.

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