SAE International Undergraduate Scholarship

The SAE International Undergraduate Scholarship has been established through generous donations to the SAE Foundation including the Noble Patterson estate and in gifts made in memory of Donald Burgoon. This scholarship provides academic financial support for students with demonstrated need who are pursuing a STEM Degree.

  • Applicant must be a U.S. Resident
  • Open to all undergraduate applicants—freshman through senior pursuing a STEM degree through an ABET accredited program
  • 3.0 high school GPA (for incoming freshmen) or a 3.0 cumulative college GPA (for upperclassmen) is required.
  • This is a need based scholarship – FAFSA Form is required and applicant must have an EFC# of $5,500 or below 
  • Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation - one (1) that focuses on academics and one (1) that outlines involvement in extra-curricular activities or employment
  • Applicant must be able to outline their most creative STEM idea/project completed AND detail their strongest leadership qualities



  • Recipient will be selected by the SAE Scholarship Committee and notified by the end of June.
  • This scholarship will be paid into your account at your selected university in July/August.
  • It can be used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses.

Applications for the 2023/24 academic year have closed. Applications for the 2024/25 academic year will open February 1, 2024.