CEAS Alumni Scholarship

College of Engineering and Applied Science Alumni Scholarship

The College of Engineering and Applied Science Alumni Board provides scholarships each year to several graduating seniors who have demonstrated well-rounded abilities in Leadership, Community Service, and Professional Practice Experience.

The recipients of the scholarship will each receive an award of at least $1,500 to be administered in the form of tuition grants. Candidates who already have a full tuition scholarship are not eligible. Candidates must also be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time.

Application deadline is Friday, May 13 at 5 p.m.

Examples of the selection criteria used by the scholarship committee are below.


  • Demonstrates initiative and a commitment to see projects through to completion.
  • May have organized service(s) to meet apparent needs within the university or local community.
  • May hold leadership position(s) in a variety of organizations.
  • Assumes increasingly responsible leadership position(s).
  • May have received special recognition or awards for leadership.

Community Service:

  • Participates actively in community group(s) or organization(s).
  • Volunteers for socially, politically, or religiously significant causes or may provide services to meet the needs of other people.

Professional Practice Service:

  • Accomplished projects of increasing significance during their professional practice work quarters.
  • Received favorable reviews from immediate supervisors.
  • Demonstrated the ability to be productive in a non-academic environment.


Applicants will need to provide the below as part of their application.

  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation—one of which must be from a professional practice supervisor (please note neither can be from a peer). Your letters of recommendation can include examples of your leadership, community service, and work while on co-op. If the person writing your letters would like additional information or prompts, they can contact Ann Terry.
  • Personal Essay - Please select one prompt from each category below to answer. Please limit your examples to experiences from your time at UC and/or CEAS, and to 250 words each (maximum).


  • Discuss the hardest decision you’ve ever made as a leader. How did you decide which course of action was best?
  • Describe a time you took a leadership position when you did not have the title of a leader.
  • What is the most significant change that you brought to an organization?

Community Service

  • What have you learned from your community service experiences?
  • Why do you think your community service involvement is important?
  • How did your involvement contribute to a community service organization’s purpose?

Professional Practice

  • Discuss a challenge at work, and what you did to overcome it.
  • Describe the co-op or professional practice experience that you are most proud of.
  • What did you learn about engineering while completing a co-op or professional practice experience?
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Ann Terry

Senior Director of Alumni & Donor Experience, College Relations, College of Engineering and Applied Science