design labThe School of Engineering is committed to providing scholarships to high-achieving incoming and current students. Most scholarships and awards range in value between $500 and $1,500, though there are exceptions. Support for UAB Engineering scholarships is provided by a number of corporate and private partners—including American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO), BE&K, Dupuis Family Trust, and Vulcan Materials.

Students must apply through UAB’s online Blazer Scholarship Management and Resource Tool, BSMART, to receive consideration for School of Engineering scholarships. BSMART allow students to search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities, all within one easy-to-use site. For additional information or questions regarding engineering scholarships, contact Leann Neal, Director of Engineering Recruiting and Scholarships.

Scholarships Offered by the School of Engineering

The Engineering Excellence Scholarship
The Engineering Excellence Scholarship is a competitive-based scholarship open to high-achieving incoming freshmen who are admitted to and enroll in the School of Engineering. To be considered for the Engineering Excellence Scholarship, applicants must complete the general application on BSMART and have a minimum 27 ACT and an overall 3.5 high school GPA. Evidence of community involvement, strong leadership qualities and financial need is also considered. 

The Engineering Excellence Scholarship is renewable annually for up to four years, provided that recipients maintain a 3.00 overall GPA, complete at least twenty-four semester hours during each academic year and maintain enrollment in a School of Engineering degree program. Students must apply through BSMART by February 1st to receive consideration for this scholarship.

Dupuis Leadership Scholarship
The Dupuis Leadership Scholarship is open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled in a degree-granting program in the School of Engineering with at least 30 hours of credit completed at UAB. Students who receive this competitive-based scholarship are referred to as the school’s “Leadership Scholars” and promote professionalism and enthusiasm for the School of Engineering. One of the primary functions of the Leadership Scholars is to provide tours of the School of Engineering facilities to prospective students and families. In addition, Leadership Scholars play a major role in several student recruiting initiatives and participate in a limited number of additional recruiting events throughout the year.

Engineering Mentor Scholarship
The School of Engineering Mentor Program offers scholarships to students that apply, are selected, and commit to offering 50 hours of mentoring to their fellow engineering students each semester. Those considering applying for this scholarship should demonstrate solid academic promise, leadership qualities, and strong interpersonal communication skills, as well as have at least a 3.0 GPA in all coursework. The Engineering Mentor Scholarship is an annual award.

Adam Telle Memorial Endowed Award Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
The Adam Telle Memorial Endowed Award Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering is open to deserving students who are enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering degree program in the School of Engineering. Those considering applying for this scholarship should demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned at least an overall 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to the time of application, and demonstrate financial need for the scholarship assistance.

Clayton V. Reuse/Birmingham ASHRAE Endowed Scholarship
The Clayton V. Resue/Birmingham ASHRAE Endowed is open to deserving students who are enrolled in the Electrical and Computer Engineering or Mechanical Engineering degree program in the School of Engineering. Those considering applying for this scholarship should demonstrate solid academic promise and have at least a 3.0 grade point average in coursework completed prior to the time of application.

Leah McCraney Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management
In April of 2013, friends of Leah McCraney and the Advanced Safety Engineering and Management Program established this endowed scholarship in memory of McCraney, the inaugural program manager for the master of engineering graduate track. McCraney showed an unwavering commitment to academic excellence throughout her career and was a staunch supporter of the ASEM Program and UAB until her passing in 2012. Those considering applying for this scholarship should be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, the ASEM Program at UAB, demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned at least a 3.0 GPA in coursework completed prior to the time of the application, and demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance. Applicants do not have to qualify for federal financial assistance in order to be considered for this award.


For more information about the following awards, engineering students should contact the UAB National Alumni Society:

  • Mobolaji O. Kukoyi, P.E. UAB National Alumni Society Scholar Award
  • Dr. Ray Watts Textbook Scholarship UAB National Alumni Society Scholar Award
  • UAB National Alumni Society Brandon Keith Jacobs Memorial Scholarship