SHPE Foundation

Dissertation Scholarships

The 2014-2015 SHPE Foundation Scholarship Application is closed.


  1. Complete the online scholarship application.
  2. Print a copy of the Scholarship Application Page after you submit your application (for your records).
  3. Download the Scholarship Certification Form from the SHPE Foundation Web site.
  4. Mail the Scholarship Certification Form, Official Transcript, Resume, Letter of Advancement to Candidacy, Dissertation Abstract, Letter of Recommendation to SHPE Foundation postmarked by May 1, 2014 to SHPE Foundation to:
SHPE Foundation
Dissertation Scholarship
1765 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314


Merit-based scholarships awarded, in the amount of $5,000 to doctoral candidates, who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and have completed All But Dissertation.


  • Must be a SHPE member to apply (You can become a SHPE member before you apply for scholarship. Graduate students please click here)
  • Hispanic - descent (preferred)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale
  • Must be a SHPE member to apply
  • Have advanced to candidacy (i.e. passed all oral and written exams, proposal stages, and completed all required coursework and is making satisfactory progress on the dissertation)
  • Must be currently enrolled as a doctoral candidate at an accredited university in the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Must be pursuing a Ph.D. or Eng.D. in a science, technology, enginering or math-related field.


The SHPE Foundation Scholarship application includes all of the following:

  • Online Scholarship Application Form
  • Scholarship Certification Form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Resume
  • Dissertation Abstract
  • Official Statement of Advancement to Candidacy from the Graduate College/Department


The applicant must submit the application materials as a single, complete package postmarked by May 1, 2014. No materials will be accepted by fax or email.