Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships deadlines for 2017 have passed.  The next scholarship may be offered again in the fall of 2018.  Please check back for updates on this scholarship.

One $1,500 Scholarship will be annually awarded to Graduate Students!



  1. The applicant must be an IEEE member in good standing.  Preference will be given to those involved involved in IEEE  groups.   Not a member?    Join today and become eligible!   Student dues are only $32/year!
  2. The applicant must not be beyond the 3rd year of graduate study.
  3. The applicant must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) or better.
  4. The applicant must be in a graduate engineering program within the Rochester IEEE Section.  TThe Rochester IEEE Section highly encourages applicants from Corning and Alfred sub-chapters.
  5. The applicant may not be a previous recipient of this scholarship.
  6. The applicant may not be related to anyone on the Rochester IEEE Executive Committee, or to anyone on the Scholarship Review Committee.


The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all the necessary data are submitted by the deadline through the web-based application.  Incomplete applications, or missing letters of support will result in immediate disqualification from judging, with no further follow-up.  The applicant should notify those persons supplying reference letters that timely response is critical.  References will be contacted upon completing the application and will be provided with a link for submitting a letter of reference.

Rochester IEEE Section Scholarship rules and requirements:

  • The essays and application materials become the property of the Rochester IEEE Section.
  • All judging decisions are final.
  • The Rochester IEEE Section retains the right to make program changes at any time.
  • Winner name and essay will be released to the public and news media for promotional purposes.  The contents of academic transcripts will remain confidential with the exception of the earned GPA of the applicant.
  • Application must be completed for consideration.
  • Recipient of this scholarship must be willing to attend the Rochester IEEE Section Joint Chapter Meeting and the RES GALA Event in the spring.  The costs of attending these meetings will be covered by the Rochester IEEE Section.