Private Scholarships

Private scholarships may be obtained through a wide variety of outside sources.

Generally, you must apply for scholarships and these applications can require documentation, interviews and essay-writing. Pay close attention to deadlines.

The following is a limited list of private outside scholarships. Kettering University does not guarantee the availability of scholarships on these sites nor are we involved in the selection of recipients for these scholarships. Questions about an individual scholarship should be directed to the individual private scholarship foundation.

Search for Private Scholarships

>ACEC/Michigan Scholarship

(American Council for Engineering Companies)

This scholarship is open to students who have worked for a consulting engineering, surveying, or architectural/engineering firm within the past 24 months. Criteria is based on GPA, work experience, school and work references and community activity. Applicants must also write an essay answering the question provided.

>AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship

Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to the following question: "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?"
Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: Check back often for newest deadline
Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

>AGMA Foundation Scholarship

The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Program is open to students interested in a career in the gear industry, and or a career in power transmission as it relates to the gear industry. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or recently accepted, as a full or part-time student in an accredited program.

Preference is given to applicants with work experience in the gearing and/or power transmission industries.  Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship awards are $5,000 per year.

The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form are available on the AGMA Foundation website

>American Muscle's Student Scholarship

Two scholarships for $2,500 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.

The Program:

  • Awards offered to 2 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,500 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester. This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.
  • Students should submit a 700-1500 word essay to scholarships@americanmuscle.com stating who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied by proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.
  • Submit your essay by 12 p.m. EST on October 15 for all spring semester applicants and by June 15 for all fall applicants. Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment.
  • Winners will be selected by November 15 for all spring recipients and by July 15 for fall applicants.

>ASME Scholarships

ASME Scholarships are awarded annually and recipients must be a current ASME student member to login to the online application system. Students must have established their grade point average (GPA) in their degree programs to qualify for ASME Scholarships and should complete the online application form during the application cycle from January 6 thru March 1.

>B. Davis Scholarship

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship of $1,000. Check back often for newest deadline.

>Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

>The Berto Diaz Engineering Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship was established in memory of Roberto Ugo Diaz. Berto was a Calibration Engineer at GM. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a co-operative education student at GM while earning his degree. Berto was also an Eagle Scout.

Each spring, up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors entering a 4-year engineering program. Recipients will have the opportunity to extend their scholarship for subsequent years.

>Chameleon John Student Scholarship

Current or future (next year) students (of any year) are eligible for the scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student and the money will be transferred to their University's bank account to cover the tuition fee.

>Computer Science Degree Scholarships

Use the link above to get a comprehensive review of available scholarships, listed by eligible student groups, and a step-by-step guide to finding and applying for CS scholarships

>DevTeam.Space 

At The DevTeam.Space, we value education and helping those in need. STEM careers are growing in demand year over year. And it's going to be even more demanding field in the future. We have top level STEM experts working on different software and hardware projects. We want to help even more students have the opportunity to become a data scientist, technology expert in a given field, an engineer in the field of renewable energy, or a mathematician in a new economy of tomorrow.

To apply for the scholarship contest, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the given topic. Check back often for the newest deadline and essay topic.

>Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship Fund for Muslim Women

The Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship Fund for Muslim Women provides financial assistance to American Muslim women pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States.

Details
It is anticipated that the Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship for Muslim Women will be between $2,500 and $10,000 per student for undergraduates, and up to $10,000 for graduate students. The scholarship may be renewable for students maintaining satisfactory academic performance.

Learn more about the fund and access the application.

>Financial Aid for Minority Students

View a list of available scholarshipsScholarships are listed at the bottom of the page.

>Go For The Gold!

Sponsor: Industrial Access, Inc.
Major: Engineering

Industrial Access, Inc. will award a $3,000 scholarship to one student that is or will be enrolled in an engineering school or field of study. As an advocate of higher education, Industrial Access, Inc. is looking forward to helping a dedicated engineering student with their academic finances in the upcoming 2017/18 school year. We will be awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving student who displays a passion for the engineering field, has a good academic record in High School and who has significant volunteer activity.

Students who qualify will be studying engineering with a track in environmental, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical, chemical, project management, architectural or management.

Applicants must provide the following to be considered for the scholarship:

  • A completed application (online)
  • An official copy of your current academic transcript
  • An essay of 500-1000 words discussing one of the topics listed on the application
  • Documented volunteer hours with contact information for the organization
  • Application must originate from a participating college or university that has listed our link on the school's website in accordance with the instructions provided to each school.

>Google Scholarships

Google believes information should be universally accessible and their education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. Scholarships are awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background, leadership, and demonstrated passion for computer science.

For questions and complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit g.co/scholarships.

>Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time with a major in a STEM discipline at a public or private two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

>Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence 

The Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence, established by Dan and Vicky Hancock, provides financial support for students pursuing college degrees in the field of mechanical engineering.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Resident
  • Open to all applicants - freshman through senior
  • Required major: mechanical engineering
  • GPA requirements: 3.5 for high school applicants and a 3.0 cumulative college GPA for upperclassmen
  • SAT/ACT requirement: Applicant must have a Total SAT score of 1220 or higher and/or an ACT composite score of 27 or above
  • Required documents include: official high school transcript and/or college transcripts; SAT/ACT scores; completed FAFSA form; two letters of recommendation - one from an advisor of a related extracurricular activity; and an essay that outlines financial need and career interest
  • Other: preference given to Kettering University students; participation in extracurricular activities relating to academic degree or career intent (such as, but not limited to, CDS projects) that indicates leadership potential

>Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF/Nissan North America, Inc. Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

>IFC Community Involvement Scholarship

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) of Kettering University wants to empower Kettering University students to become involved with their community. To empower and encourage students, IFC offers a $1000 scholarship to a student who has positively impacted the Flint community with his/her service and has ideas of how we as Kettering students can serve the people of Flint.

This Scholarship is open to all Kettering students including those without Greek affiliation. To obtain the following scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Write an essay (500 word minimum) on how you have served the Flint community and the opportunities available for the Kettering community to serve Flint
  • Must be a Kettering University student
  • May not be an IFC officer

The essays are due 4th Friday of Spring term. The scholarship is awarded 5th week Friday during the Greek Week Events. The winner must be present to obtain the award.

>Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

>JustJobsAcademy

JustJobs.com's scholarship program awards $3,000 to one student per year. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergrad or graduate program at one of our registered schools in the US. There is NO application fee. See past award finalists.

>The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

Scholarships are available for full-time students preparing for careers in the material handling, logistics, and supply chain industry. Apply using the online application. One application enables the student to compete for one of approximately 50 available scholarships offered by the Foundation.

>National Society of Professional Engineers

Click on the link above to see a variety of scholarships offered to graduate and undergraduate engineering majors. Deadlines vary throughout spring.

>Plastics Pioneers Association

Plastics Pioneers Association is offering competitive scholarships up to $3,000, directed to undergraduate students interested in careers in the field of plastics and polymers.

 

>The SEMA Memorial Scholarship application

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators.

Below are the minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for a SEMA Memorial Scholarship award:

  • Be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university

  • If currently attending a four-year accredited university or college you must have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours or

  • If currently attending a two-year accredited community college or vocational/technical program you must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours

  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average

  • Remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester, quarter or term following the award

  • Get started with the application

>Society of Women Engineers

Click link above to see scholarship opportunities through the Society of Women Engineers.

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    >ACEC/Michigan Scholarship

    (American Council for Engineering Companies)

    This scholarship is open to students who have worked for a consulting engineering, surveying, or architectural/engineering firm within the past 24 months. Criteria is based on GPA, work experience, school and work references and community activity. Applicants must also write an essay answering the question provided.

    >AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship

    Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to the following question: "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?"
    Amount of award: $500.00
    Deadline for entry: Check back often for newest deadline
    Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

    >AGMA Foundation Scholarship

    The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Program is open to students interested in a career in the gear industry, and or a career in power transmission as it relates to the gear industry. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or recently accepted, as a full or part-time student in an accredited program.

    Preference is given to applicants with work experience in the gearing and/or power transmission industries.  Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship awards are $5,000 per year.

    The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form are available on the AGMA Foundation website

    >American Muscle's Student Scholarship

    Two scholarships for $2,500 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.

    The Program:

    • Awards offered to 2 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,500 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester. This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.
    • Students should submit a 700-1500 word essay to scholarships@americanmuscle.com stating who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied by proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.
    • Submit your essay by 12 p.m. EST on October 15 for all spring semester applicants and by June 15 for all fall applicants. Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment.
    • Winners will be selected by November 15 for all spring recipients and by July 15 for fall applicants.

    >ASME Scholarships

    ASME Scholarships are awarded annually and recipients must be a current ASME student member to login to the online application system. Students must have established their grade point average (GPA) in their degree programs to qualify for ASME Scholarships and should complete the online application form during the application cycle from January 6 thru March 1.

    >B. Davis Scholarship

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship of $1,000. Check back often for newest deadline.

    >Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship

    The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

    >The Berto Diaz Engineering Scholarship Fund

    The Scholarship was established in memory of Roberto Ugo Diaz. Berto was a Calibration Engineer at GM. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a co-operative education student at GM while earning his degree. Berto was also an Eagle Scout.

    Each spring, up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors entering a 4-year engineering program. Recipients will have the opportunity to extend their scholarship for subsequent years.

    >Chameleon John Student Scholarship

    Current or future (next year) students (of any year) are eligible for the scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student and the money will be transferred to their University's bank account to cover the tuition fee.

    >Computer Science Degree Scholarships

    Use the link above to get a comprehensive review of available scholarships, listed by eligible student groups, and a step-by-step guide to finding and applying for CS scholarships

    >DevTeam.Space 

    At The DevTeam.Space, we value education and helping those in need. STEM careers are growing in demand year over year. And it's going to be even more demanding field in the future. We have top level STEM experts working on different software and hardware projects. We want to help even more students have the opportunity to become a data scientist, technology expert in a given field, an engineer in the field of renewable energy, or a mathematician in a new economy of tomorrow.

    To apply for the scholarship contest, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the given topic. Check back often for the newest deadline and essay topic.

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    >Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship Fund for Muslim Women

    The Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship Fund for Muslim Women provides financial assistance to American Muslim women pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States.

    Details
    It is anticipated that the Dr. Adawia Alousi STEM Scholarship for Muslim Women will be between $2,500 and $10,000 per student for undergraduates, and up to $10,000 for graduate students. The scholarship may be renewable for students maintaining satisfactory academic performance.

    Learn more about the fund and access the application.

    >Financial Aid for Minority Students

    View a list of available scholarshipsScholarships are listed at the bottom of the page.

    >Go For The Gold!

    Sponsor: Industrial Access, Inc.
    Major: Engineering

    Industrial Access, Inc. will award a $3,000 scholarship to one student that is or will be enrolled in an engineering school or field of study. As an advocate of higher education, Industrial Access, Inc. is looking forward to helping a dedicated engineering student with their academic finances in the upcoming 2017/18 school year. We will be awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving student who displays a passion for the engineering field, has a good academic record in High School and who has significant volunteer activity.

    Students who qualify will be studying engineering with a track in environmental, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical, chemical, project management, architectural or management.

    Applicants must provide the following to be considered for the scholarship:

    • A completed application (online)
    • An official copy of your current academic transcript
    • An essay of 500-1000 words discussing one of the topics listed on the application
    • Documented volunteer hours with contact information for the organization
    • Application must originate from a participating college or university that has listed our link on the school's website in accordance with the instructions provided to each school.

    >Google Scholarships

    Google believes information should be universally accessible and their education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. Scholarships are awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background, leadership, and demonstrated passion for computer science.

    For questions and complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit g.co/scholarships.

    >Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

    To be eligible, a student must:

    • Be enrolled full-time with a major in a STEM discipline at a public or private two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • Demonstrate financial need.

    >Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence 

    The Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence, established by Dan and Vicky Hancock, provides financial support for students pursuing college degrees in the field of mechanical engineering.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • U.S. Resident
    • Open to all applicants - freshman through senior
    • Required major: mechanical engineering
    • GPA requirements: 3.5 for high school applicants and a 3.0 cumulative college GPA for upperclassmen
    • SAT/ACT requirement: Applicant must have a Total SAT score of 1220 or higher and/or an ACT composite score of 27 or above
    • Required documents include: official high school transcript and/or college transcripts; SAT/ACT scores; completed FAFSA form; two letters of recommendation - one from an advisor of a related extracurricular activity; and an essay that outlines financial need and career interest
    • Other: preference given to Kettering University students; participation in extracurricular activities relating to academic degree or career intent (such as, but not limited to, CDS projects) that indicates leadership potential

    >Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    HSF/Nissan North America, Inc. Scholarship Program

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be of Hispanic heritage
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
    • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2020-2021 academic year
    • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
    • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

    >IFC Community Involvement Scholarship

    The Interfraternity Council (IFC) of Kettering University wants to empower Kettering University students to become involved with their community. To empower and encourage students, IFC offers a $1000 scholarship to a student who has positively impacted the Flint community with his/her service and has ideas of how we as Kettering students can serve the people of Flint.

    This Scholarship is open to all Kettering students including those without Greek affiliation. To obtain the following scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

    • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
    • Write an essay (500 word minimum) on how you have served the Flint community and the opportunities available for the Kettering community to serve Flint
    • Must be a Kettering University student
    • May not be an IFC officer

    The essays are due 4th Friday of Spring term. The scholarship is awarded 5th week Friday during the Greek Week Events. The winner must be present to obtain the award.

    >Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

    >JustJobsAcademy

    JustJobs.com's scholarship program awards $3,000 to one student per year. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergrad or graduate program at one of our registered schools in the US. There is NO application fee. See past award finalists.

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    >The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

    Scholarships are available for full-time students preparing for careers in the material handling, logistics, and supply chain industry. Apply using the online application. One application enables the student to compete for one of approximately 50 available scholarships offered by the Foundation.

    >National Society of Professional Engineers

    Click on the link above to see a variety of scholarships offered to graduate and undergraduate engineering majors. Deadlines vary throughout spring.

    >Plastics Pioneers Association

    Plastics Pioneers Association is offering competitive scholarships up to $3,000, directed to undergraduate students interested in careers in the field of plastics and polymers.

     

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    >The SEMA Memorial Scholarship application

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators.

    Below are the minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for a SEMA Memorial Scholarship award:

    • Be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university

    • If currently attending a four-year accredited university or college you must have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours or

    • If currently attending a two-year accredited community college or vocational/technical program you must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours

    • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average

    • Remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester, quarter or term following the award

    • Get started with the application

    >Society of Women Engineers

    Click link above to see scholarship opportunities through the Society of Women Engineers.