Moses Ling with fifth-year architectural engineering students
 

Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) is pleased to announce the Scholarship Program for the 2023-24 academic year. To apply, a student must submit a scholarship application form via the College of Engineering scholarship application portal. The portal to accept applications will open on January 17, 2023Scholarships are available for all students currently in AE or those intending to enroll in AE within the 2023-24 academic year. Scholarships are open to all AE disciplinary options (construction, lighting/electrical, mechanical, structural). While scholarships are available for students in any year of the program (current first-year students – fourth-year students), many of the scholarships are targeted towards current third- and fourth-year students as they are discipline specific. 

You must also fill out a form at University Financial Aid Services to be eligible for any University, college, or AE scholarships with a financial aid requirement.  

Usually, the only form that needs to be completed is the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (please check with the PSU Financial Aid office in 314 Shields Building for University financial aid deadlines on this form. The application form is also available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov

Requirements for receiving scholarships vary but include several factors such as academic performance, financial need, residence requirements, AE Option, leadership experiences, honors, extra-curricular activities, etc.  Several are merit-based which includes academic performance, experience, professional activity, etc.

Students are also encouraged to watch and respond to scholarship announcements that may be coming from individual sponsoring companies. 

All AE students, particularly those in the first three years, are also encouraged to apply for scholarships through the University Financial Aid Office as there are several general scholarships available on the University and College level that are not processed through the AE department committee.

Forms to Complete

  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Students must complete this form for any scholarship that includes a financial requirement. If you have questions about the FASFA form, please contact the Office of Student Aid by phone at 814-865-6301 or visit the Office of Student Aid website.
    • Deadline: This financial form should be filed as soon as possible, no later than April 1 for AE scholarship purposes.
  2. Department of Architectural Engineering Scholarship Application
    • Deadline: 2023-24 AE Scholarship applications are due by April 28, 2023.
    • To submit, complete the AE Scholarship application form and email it in pdf format to Abigail Ranio at amf5037@psu.edu.

Department of Architectural Engineering Endowed Scholarships

  • Barton Malow Excellence Fund in Architectural Engineering
  • BPGS Construction Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Brennen Family Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Brett & Brenda Sands Architectural Engineering Scholarship
  • C. Herbert Wheeler Jr. Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Clayco Design-Build Scholarship 
  • Clayco Diversity Scholarship in the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • David Angle Endowed Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Franklin Ruth Memorial Scholarship
  • Gladys M. Baird Scholarship in Architectural Engineering 
  • Green Family Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • H.F. Lenz Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • H.O. Smith Memorial Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • James M. Pohlen Memorial Scholarship
  • Jeremy J. Ivers Memorial Scholarship in AE in CoE
  • John E. Flynn Memorial Illumination Research & Scholarship Award
  • John R. Potter Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Kurt J. and Catherine E. Scheeren Endowed Scholarship in AE
  • Louis F. and Judy W. Geschwindner Endowed Scholarship in Architectural Engineering 
  • M. Dean and Jean L. Underwood Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Martin U. Dougherty Endowed Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Melvin H. Peters Endowed Scholarship in Engineering
  • Michael J. & Virginia A. Youchak Scholarship in Architectural Engineering 
  • Mullholand Family Scholarship in the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • P.J. Dick Inc., and Trumbull Corporation Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Pennsylvania Builders Exchange Scholarship
  • Ralph Petrino/Gilbane Building Company Award in Architectural Engineering
  • Robert J. McNamara Undergraduate Scholarship in Architectrual Engineering
  • Sharron E. Williams Memorial Award in Architectural Engineering
  • SmithGroup Scholarship Honoring George P. Karidis, Innovator 
  • The BKM Gary Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • The Clark Construction Group, Omni Construction, Inc.,The George Hyman Construction Company-- Charles A. Merica Memorial Scholarship
  • The Good Steward Scholarship in Architectural Engineering
  • Turner Construction Company Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Vincent L. Pass Scholarship in Architectural Engineering

Annual Awards

  • Eugene M. Bard Honorary Scholarship sponsored by BR + A Consulting Engineers 
  • Prof. Jack Everetts Memorial Scholarship sponsored by BR + A Consulting Engineers
  • Prof. Melvin Isenberg Memorial Scholarship sponsored by BR + A Consulting Engineers 
  • Scholarship in Architectural Engineering sponsored by an Anonymous Donor 
  • Scholarship sponsored by Acuity Brands Lighting
  • Scholarship sponsored by Cagley & Associates
  • Scholarship sponsored by Clark Construction Group 
  • Scholarship sponsored by Dan McGee in Memory of Patrick Zuza
  • Scholarship sponsored by IES - Philadelphia Section of Illumination Engineering Society
  • Scholarship sponsored by Ryan Biggs-Clark Davis 
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Award
  • Scholarship sponsored by Vanderweil Engineers

Senior Thesis Awards

  • Outstanding 5-year Record of Study & Performance in Architectural Engineering Sponsored by STV, Inc.
  • Outstanding Capstone Project e-Portfolio (CPEP) Awards-Sponsored by James G. Davis Construction
  • Outstanding Performance in Structures, 4th Year Sponsored by GPI-Holbert Apple Associates
  • Outstanding 5-year Performance in Structures 
  • Innovative Building Mechanical System Design Award Sponsored by Mrs. Eileen Weinstein in Memory of Gershon Meckler
  • Peerless Lighting Award: Outstanding 5-year Performance in Lighting/Electrical sponsored by Acuity Brand Lighting
  • 1st Place Lighting/Electrical Thesis in Memory of Mickey Woods - sponsored by Acuity Brands Lighting
  • Best Overall AE Senior Thesis Award
  • Michael J. Horman Memorial Award Sponsored by PACE Group
  • Outstanding 5-year Performance in Mechanical Sponsored by Cannon Design
  • Outstanding Performance in Mechanical in the 4th Year Class 
  • Outstanding Senior Thesis in Specialty Construction - Sponsored by Southland Industries
  • 1st Place Construction Thesis - Sponsored by Barton Malow Company 
  • AEI National Competition Team Award- Sponsored by Bob & Cheri Grottenthaler
  • 2nd Place Construction Thesis - sponsored by Balfour Beatty Construction
  • 2nd Place Mechanical Thesis Award
  • 2nd Place Structural Thesis- Sponsored by Hope Furrer Associates, Inc. 
  • 2nd Place Lighting/Electrical Thesis Sponsored by Barton Associates
  • 1st Place Mechanical Thesis Sponsored by Barton Associates
  • Two-4th Year Hettema Excellence in Construction Awards Sponsored by Turner Construction
  • Two-3rd Year- Hettema Excellence in Construction Awards Sponsored by Turner Construction
  • 5th Year Leadership Award– Sponsored by PACE Group
  • Outstanding Performance in Construction in the 4th Year AE Class Sponsored by PACE Group
  • Outstanding 5-year Performance and Record of Study in Construction Sponsored by PACE Group
  • Outstanding Performance in Lighting/Electrical in the 4th Year AE Class Sponsored by AE Works
  • 1st Place Structural Thesis Award
  • Best Senior Thesis Project in the Area of Sustainable Design Sponsored by Vanderweil Engineers

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Globally recognized as a leading architectural engineering department, the mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research. The vision of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to lead the world in innovative education and research to achieve high-performing built environments. Our program emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, designing, and constructing buildings, providing our architectural engineering graduates with outstanding education and research opportunities. 

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394