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A degree in chemical engineering is highly valuable and sought-out in today's society, as engineers are vital when it comes to taking raw materials and turning them into viable consumer products. Chemical engineers learn to put chemicals to use - from improving the way that factories use chemicals to create products, to solving issues in rust and pollution. They are able to solve technological problems and create innovations that are crucial to society. There are many fields that one can pursue with chemical engineering - from healthcare to environmental studies, pharmaceutics, math, physics, engineering, biology, and chemistry.

If you're wondering what exactly a chemical engineer does, consider the products you use daily - from hyenic and cosmetic to utility products, much of what we use is produced and engineered by chemical engineers. They are the middle point between the lab and consumer, and are not only responsible for knowing chemistry and chemical principles and properties of products, but they are also involved in making products safe, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective. With the ever-evolving field, job opportunities are vast across a variety of disciplines. Many chemical engineers go into petroleum and chemical industries, but other popular areas are electronics, food, paper, and pharmaceutics.

If you have an aptitude or strong interest in math andscience - including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or engineering, consider chemical engineering a strong option for your degree or area of study. Students who tend to go into the field are strong in those subjects and have strong reasoning, analytical, and leadership qualities. When majoring in chemical engineering, core courses are in the sciences: math, chemistry, kinetics, physics, environmental students, materials science, mechanics, geometry, electronic materials, and computer science. Careers in chemical engineering can have specialties in biochemical engineering, food engineering, petroleum/petrochemical engineering, process control, pharmaceuticals, or production. You may opt to pursue a research-oriented avenue as opposed to one that requires working in teams or group collaboration, which will typically require a higher level of education if you want to teach at the college level or conduct personal research.

Scholarships that are intended for prospective chemical engineers reward some of the most innovative and creative minds, many of which have a high GPA requirement and require an impressive academic record. While colleges and universities with chemical engineering programs will offer scholarships to some of their brightest students, there are organizations that seek to reward promising future engineers - whether it be based on product participation and innovation or extracurricular involvement in chemical engineering-related initiatives. Additionally, due to the scarce female and minority population within the field, there are scholarships that are devoted to rewarding financial aid to outstanding students in the chemical engineering field.

See below for some of the engineering scholarships in our database but for more, complete a free scholarship search.

AACE International Competitive Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • AACE International Competitive Scholarships are offered to students who have completed one year of college, are currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university for the fall term, and are pursuing a program in one of the following disciplines: agricultural engineering; architectural engineering; building construction; business administration; chemical engineering; civil [...] More

ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • This fund was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. Scholarships will be awarded to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors (includes Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance Counties). Scholarships are payable over four years. Applicants must possess [...] More

AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $12,000
  • In order to apply for the AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship, you must be a resident within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Acceptable majors include computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, and management information systems; and command, control, communications, computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including [...] More

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/23/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only. Applicants must be incoming freshman [...] More

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. Applicants for the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship must be high-school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian); must plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the [...] More

Cancer for College Ross Skelton Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since 1993, Cancer for College has provided hope and inspiration to cancer survivors in the form of college scholarships. Applicants are not discriminated against based on sex, race or religious belief. Community college applicants are eligible for the minimum scholarship level. All remaining applicants will be eligible for other one-time awards. Awards are typically $5,000. Scholarship [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2020
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a [...] More

ECS Biannual Meeting Travel Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Many ECS divisions and sections offer travel grants to undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young professionals & faculty presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings. Applications must be received no later than submission deadlines. Divisions/Sections may have additional application requirements. Applicants must be current ECS members. A formal abstract submission is [...] More

Emerson ASCO Engineering Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/23/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Emerson ASCO Engineering Scholarship program awards two scholarships to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate's potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the [...] More

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • EPOC recognizes its duty to assist in the education of individuals planning a career in the environmental industry. Consequently, the EPOC Environmental scholarship fund was established in 1998. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or [...] More

Gill-Elliott Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Thanks to our generous donors, Blue Grass Community Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to area students seeking educational opportunities beyond high school.

    The Gill-Elliott Scholarship was established to honor William J. Elliott, a chemistry and physics teacher at Highlands High School (Fort Thomas, KY) for 32 years. This scholarship provides an annual award of $2,000 [...] More

Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • CCSD male seniors who are of European descent may apply for the Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary college or university majoring in engineering, mathematics or science. Up to four scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded. Must write a 400-500 essay on [...] More

Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Lillian Kitchen and Zella Kitchen Challis Scholarship was established by Linda and Jack Gill, to honor Linda Gill’s mother and grandmother. This non-renewable merit-based scholarship provides one annual award of $2,000 to a graduating senior from Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Kentucky who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and who plans to pursue a degree in science, [...] More

National GEM Consortium Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 11/13/2019
  • Amount: $16,000
  • GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top engineering and science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter the industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high-level technical careers. GEM [...] More

PMI Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The PMI Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is pleased that you are interested in pursuing a career in project management. The Foundation has established a tuition scholarship program to assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Scholarships are sponsored by PMI, PMI Components, corporations, [...] More

PSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Program at Penn State

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • As one of 52 members of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, our mission is to expand opportunities for Pennsylvanians to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach programs.

    The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award [...] More

PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium invites students to apply for the PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. The PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to full-time students attending an accredited Pennsylvania college or university with outstanding academic records who will be juniors or seniors in the fall. Students must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in science, [...] More

Richard T. Gates Engineering and Technology Endowed Challenge Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Richard T. Gates Engineering and Technology Endowed Challenge Scholarship was established to assist worthy and able students in pursuing a bachelor of science degree in engineering or technology. In order to apply, you must have been born in Vermont, have parent(s) who are legal residents of Vermont and currently attend a Windham County high school or Springfield High School. Must seek a [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in select Middle Tennessee counties.

    Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must be planning to pursue a business degree at a four-year, not-for-profit college. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be pursuing a [...] More

SMA Native American STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals. Automatic approval for up to a maximum of four academic years is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. In order to be eligible for consideration under this award program, the scholarship applicant must be an enrolled member of a Pueblo or Tribe, a high school graduate by June who has been accepted by an [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since 2001, a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership [...] More

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Women who are returning to school to pursue a career in engineering might be able to receive a scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). They offer various scholarships for women with two just for non-traditional students who are returning to college after at least two years of being out of school and the workforce. To qualify, women must be working toward a degree in engineering and [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 [...] More

The John Grossheim Memorial Scholarship (OPC Endowment)

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs awards scholarships to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. Scholarships are awarded twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. To apply for The John Grossheim Memorial Scholarship (OPC Endowment)you must have a 3.0 GPA (or an 85% competency score) and be currently enrolled in or entering a university engineering program, or related [...] More

The Robert Noyce Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/12/2020
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Robert Noyce Scholarship program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers by offering tuition scholarships of $15,000 per year for up to two years. The scholarship will be awarded annually to qualified Trinity seniors [...] More

The Rubber Division, ACS Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Rubber Division Undergraduate Scholarships are given to students entering their junior or senior year of academic study with a "B" or better academic average for all of their undergraduate work and a minimum of three (3) semesters or six (6) terms completed. Applicants may have a major area of study in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science or any other [...] More

The U. K. Gupta Family Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,500
  • To be considered for a scholarship award, your transcript and application must be received or postmarked by the deadlines posted on the scholarship providers website. There are two deadlines; one for spring and another for fall scholarships. Application review and scholarship award decisions will take place in November for spring terms and in May for fall terms.

    Applicant must be currently [...] More

Utah Space Grant Consortium Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium has formulated its vision, mission, goals, and objectives to be consistent with those of NASA and its Office Education. Member schools offer scholarships and fellowships for STEM degree students who align with the goals of the consortium. The Goals of the Consortium are: to demonstrably contribute to the development of the STEM Workforce with programs, [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and trains the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle and high school science and math classrooms.

    The Teaching Fellowship includes admission to a master's degree program at a well-established partner university teacher certification in science, mathematics or [...] More

ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

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