SAE Phil and Jean Myers Award and Scholarship for Student Achievement and Technical Proficiency

The SAE Myers Award and Scholarship for Student Achievement and Technical Proficiency, established in 1997, recognizes the late Dr. Phil Myers and his wife Jean for their lifelong devotion to students and SAE. Myers was a renowned expert on internal combustion engines, and before his retirement, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Together with his wife, they set a high standard for excellence, concern for students, and involvement with SAE.

The purpose is to support students pursuing engineering careers who have demonstrated leadership in an activity that has benefited others and have demonstrated technical proficiency through experience in STEM activities (such as an internship, volunteering for a leadership role in a STEM program or recognition for technical achievements).

  • U.S. Resident
  • Available to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated financial need - Expected Family Contribution (EFC#) $10,000 or less.
  • Minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA.
  • Pursue an engineering degree through an ABET accredited program.
  • Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation - one (1) that focuses on academics and one (1) that speaks to involvement in volunteer activities or technical achievements that go above and beyond those required by school.
  • A 500–750-word essay outlining the student’s history of their unique situation that has placed obstacles in their path, making pursuit of a college education particularly challenging AND describing a technical gap in their planned area of study and how they plan to help fill that gap to benefit humanity or industry.

Applications accepted through Thursday 2/29

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