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Bourns Scholarship Opportunities


scholarship opportunities

There are many different types of scholarships available to students in the Bourns College of Engineering. This page lists scholarships by the following categories.

For questions about these or any other scholarships, please contact the Student Affairs Office.

College of Engineering Scholarships

  • Application Filing Period: March 1 – 31.
  • Award decision and notifications by end of April.
  • Submit one application to be considered for all eligible scholarships.

Those students who are eligible will be invited to apply during the filing period.

  • John D. Babbage Scholarship Fund
    Who may apply:: Open to transfer students from community colleges as well as traditional four-year.
    The John D. Babbage Scholarship Fund enables outstanding students in the sciences to attend UCR's Bourns College of Engineering. Recipients are designated Babbage Scholars.
  • BCOE Alumni Scholarship Fund
    Who may apply: Open to undergraduate students in good standing with financial need.
    This scholarship recognizes high-achieving students who demonstrate financial need and excel, academically and in their career preparation.
  • Bourns Foundation Engineering Scholarship Fund
    The Bourns Foundation Engineering Scholarship Endowment Fund

    Who may apply: Open to undergraduate students in good standing with financial need.
    The Bourns Foundation Engineering Scholarships provide financial assistance to students Bourns College of Engineering to defray costs associated with student registration and fees.
  • Scholarship Assistance - Community College Transfer Students (Engineering)
    Who may apply: Open to entering transfer students or first-time transfers from community college.
    This scholarship tends to recognize high achieving students who demonstrate excellence academically and in their career preparation.
  • Frederick E. Gartzke Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Who may apply: Open to entering freshmen students, with 3.0 – 3.25 GPA.
    Gartzke Memorial Scholarships are awarded to entering freshman with high academic quality and potential, who have financial need.
  • National Science Foundation Scholarship
    Who may apply: Open to undergraduate students with a 2.7 cum GPA or better, who are eligible for federal student aid.
    This will provide financial support to promising but needy students and improve retention by enhancing academic experiences, preparedness, and a sense of community and belonging among students in the Bourns College of Engineering.
  • College of Engineering Scholarship Fund
    Who may apply: These scholarships tend to recognize high achieving students who demonstrate excellence academically and in their career preparation.
  • American Honda Science/Engineering Endowed Fund
    Who may apply: Recipients must be female or minority Science or Engineering students in the Honors Program who are working on their senior thesis projects.
    In May 1990, American Honda created the American Honda Science/Engineering Endowment with a gift of $50,000. The endowment provides financial assistance for women and minority students in UCR's Honors Program who are planning ambitious senior thesis projects.

Scholarships from Departments at the Bourns College

  • Alexander Scott Bilderback Endowed Bioengineering Scholarship
    Who may apply: Open to undergraduate and graduate students in Bioengineering.
    In 2003, Fran Bilderback established the Alexander Scott Bilderback Endowed Scholarship to support students in the Bourns College of Engineering.
  • CE-CERT / Ford Engineering Scholarship
    Who may apply: Candidates should have, or plan to have, a working relationship with CE-CERT.
    The scholarship was established to encourage and aid students in pursuit of careers in engineering.
  • Roberta Nichols Yakel Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Who may apply: Open to juniors in Mechanical Engineering.
    This scholarship assists undergraduate students in the Mechanical Engineering department. To apply contact the ME Student Affairs Assistant at (951) 827-2115.

    RBC Transport Dynamics Scholarship Fund

    Who may apply: Open to undergraduate students working towards a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better, be the most deserving individual as defined by the college and be willing to meet with a representative from RBC Transport Dynamics.

    Krieger & Stewart Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund
    Who may apply: Undergraduate students in Environmental Engineering program and pproved by a representative of the donor. Selection based on academic achievement and career potential in the water resources engineering profession, character, and financial need.

    Ronald S. Anderson Memorial Engineering Scholarship
    Who may apply: U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, full-time UCR students majoring in Engineering or similar sciences, freshman through junior status, GPA of 2.75 or better, demonstrate financial need, enrolled in 12 or more units, and demonstrated commitment to overcoming personal obstacles.

UCR Scholarships Specifically for Engineering Students

  • Mark and Pamela Rubin Scholarship
    Who may apply: The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students, who at the time resided in the Mission Grove area.
    This scholarship supports UC Riverside students living in the Mission Grove area of the City of Riverside.

Other Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources

  • UCR Alumni Association Scholarships
    This site lists the scholarships offered by the UCR Alumni Association. They are not limited to BCOE students.
  • UCR Financial Aid Office
    The UCR Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping all students find a way to make affording college possible. This page lists some of the financial aid opportunities and scholarships available.
  • UCR Foundation Scholarships
    This searchable database has a list of all scholarships offered by the UCR Foundation.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
A159 Bourns Hall A

Tel: (951) 827-3647
Fax: (951) 827-2822
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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