College of Engineering


Valero Research Scholarship – for MS students only

Deadline:  September 16, 2016

Award amount: $1,000


  • Must be COE full-time M.S. students with unconditional admission or clear of admission conditions.
  • Must be enrolled in full time for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters (at least 9 credit hours and 6 of the 9 are at the graduate level)
  • Must be enrolled in 6 hours at graduate level if graduating in Fall 2016. Must be enrolled in 3 hours at graduate level if graduating in Spring 2017.
  • At least a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Award will be terminated anytime semester GPA falls below 3.0
  • Preference will be given to students with no other financial supports from the College.

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Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM) Competitive Scholarship

Deadline:  September 2, 2016

Award amount: $1,000

Application Eligibility:

  • Full-time Ph.D. students in the Mechanical Engineering Department not receiving a scholarship (research assistantship ok) for AY 2017.
  • Students cannot be receiving another competitive scholarship simultaneously. (Receiving other financial support, RA or TA, is permitted)
  • The research topic being pursued – must be in the area of Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Students need to take at least 9 credit hours at their graduating semester to qualify for the scholarship

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DoN Materials Research Fellowship

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Award amount: $2,000 each semester (renewable)

Who Should Apply: UTSA MS-MatE Students

  • Interested in research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) of electronic materials, devices and systems;
  • Participate in weekly materials engineering research seminar and/or to conduct directed research under faculty supervision.
  • Interested in developing future career with Navy, civilian or military.

Why Apply – One or a combination of the benefit(s):

  • Fellowships – GR only – $2,000 each semester (renewable)
  • Tuition for Directed Research/Independent Study: up to 3 SCH (one-time only)
  • Summer Research Internships – up to $4,000
    • Summer Research/Training Experiences at UTSA, UT Austin & others
    • Summer Naval Lab Research Internships (travel & stipend by DoN)
  • Travel fund for conference attendance/presentations (open anytime)

Application Eligibility:

  1. BS/MS or MS student with qualifications satisfy DoD security clearance process.
  2. Enrolled full time in an engineering major of UTSA: MS-MatE (with unconditional admission); engineering BS/MS integrated Program (activated).
  3. GPA≥3.0 for MS or BS/MS integrated programs.

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Materials Research Graduate (MRG) Fellowships

Deadline: September 6, 2016

Award amount: $1,000

Application Eligibility:

  1. You must be a graduate student enrolled in one of the materials engineering research related disciplines, UTSA.
  2. At the time of the award you will not be (i) receiving equal or more than half-time UTSA assistantship/fellowship of a combined total of $23K a year (12-mo.) or (ii) committed in working engagement(s) equivalent to 20 or more hours per week.
  3. You are enrolled in full time (defined by Graduate School and/or Office of International Programs) and with good academic standing.

Selection Criteria:

Selection will be made by the Selection Committee based on applicants’ established merits and/or demonstrated potential in experimental or computational graduate research in the area of Electronic Materials and Devices. Students completed materials/devices core course and/or with prior research accomplishments will have priority consideration.

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Graduate Student Professional Development (Travel) Awards from Graduate School

Deadline: One month prior to travel

Award: TBD

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General Scholarship Requirements

All scholarships awarded by the College of Engineering Graduate Programs require the recipient to:

  • Be actively pursuing a degree in one of the College of Engineering graduate programs and in good academic standing with the university.
  • Be enrolled as an Engineering major
  • Be enrolled as a F/T student (9 semester credit hours for graduate students), unless otherwise noted
  • Meet any other requirements as stated in the scholarship criteria
  • Award amounts are generally divided equally between the two semesters. Students must meet grade and enrollment requirements to receive the remainder of the award.

*The Eligibility Summary does not encompass all of a specific scholarship’s eligibility requirements. For a full list of a scholarship’s eligibility requirements, please download the scholarship’s application or visit the linked website. 

Submitting Completed Scholarship Applications

Unless otherwise noted, please return your completed scholarship application and all required documents to the UTSA College of Engineering in one of the following ways:

In Person

College of Engineering Dean’s Office BSE 2.106 UTSA Main Campus

By Mail

College of Engineering The University of Texas at San Antonio One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249