Graduate Program Fellowships

A small sampling of fellowships available for graduate study in Mechanical Engineering:

External Fellowships

ASEE SMART DoD Scholarship for Service

ASME Graduate Fellowship Program (various)

ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid for Graduate Students

DOD Science and Eng. Graduate Fellowship

DOD SMART Fellowships DEADLINE: December 1, 2011

Edison Electric Institute

The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society Scholarship

Link Foundation Energy Fellowship

National Defense Science and Engineering Graudate Fellowship (NDSEG): DEADLINE: Dec. 16, 2011

NASA Graduate Fellowship Program

NSF Fellowship Information

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships DEADLINE: November 14, 2011

SAMPE Graduate Scholarship Award

Virginia Space Grant Fellowship

Whitaker Foundation Fellowships in Biomedical Engineering

Yanmar/SAE Scholarship


Diversity/Minority Programs

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards

American Association of University Women

ASME Graduate Fellowship Program

AT&T Fellowship for Minorities and Women

Ford Foundation

GEM Program

NASA Fellowship (Langley)

NSF Minority Graduate Fellowships

SREB Doctoral Scholars Program

SWE Scholarships

The Olive Lynn Salembier Scholarship

General Electric scholarships


Virginia Tech Fellowships:  See Graduate School’s Fellowship links

Cunningham Doctoral Fellowship

Davenport Fellowship (College of Engineering)
Dean’s Diversity Assistantships

Pratt Fellowship (College of Engineering)
Please note: Application deadlines and funding levels may change from year to year.


Mechanical Engineering Department Fellowships

VT-Rolls Royce Doctoral Student Fellowship Program


Mechanical Engineering Fellowships for PhD Study

To provide added funding stability for outstanding new PhD students, the department has available one-year fellowship supplements plus GRA/GTA support for three years of study. Because of limited funding, this is a competitive program. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in graduate courses to be considered.

Before the fellowship can begin:

  1. Students must pass the PhD qualifier and be registered as a PhD student
  2. The student’s MS. advisor must document that the requirements for the MS degree have been satisfied.

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