Engineering Program at FGCU
The U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University has received a 6-year grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of their FGCU engineering degree.
Participants in the ENGINEERS Program will receive the following:
- 4 years of scholarship funding (up to $1,850/year for a maximum of 2 years during completion of the freshman and sophomore year engineering curricula and up to $5,500/year for a maximum of 2 years during completion of the junior and senior year engineering curricula).
- Opportunity to apply for Professional Development funding (to support research, travel to conferences, etc.)
- Individual Mentoring from within the College of Engineering and/or from local Engineers
- Access to a dedicated ENGINEERS Program room in Holmes Hall (containing computers, printer/scanner/copier, textbooks for lower level classes, dedicated study space)
- Enhanced academic support including technical writing seminars and professional development portfolios
- Cohort Activities throughout the Academic Year including service learning projects for upper level students
In order to qualify you must meet the following criteria:
- Designate a U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering discipline (Bioengineering / Civil /Environmental / Software) as your declared major
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by the completion of a FAFSA application
- Have at least a 3.4 overall high school GPA
- 23 combined ACT or 1640 combined SAT score
- Sufficient math proficiency to be placed in Pre-Calculus of higher by Fall 2015
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1259520. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.