Scholarship of Distinction in Engineering and Industrial Professions

The priority deadline for this scholarship is February 1, 2024.

This scholarship is for students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Occupational Health Science.

To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the US
  • Be a first-time UNA student (either transfer or first-time freshman)
  • Have a high school (or college transfer) GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Have an ACT score of 25 or higher (including Math and Science scores of 25 or higher)

This program is targeting first-time and transfer students; however, if funds are available, current majors may also qualify.

Engineering and Industrial Profession Scholarship Levels:

Purple-up to $13,000/year
Gold-up to $11,000/year
Silver-up to $9,000/year

This application will require a short video and a professional resume.

Here are the criteria for the resume:

  • Limit the length of your resume to one page.
  • Include sections for education, work experience, and extra-curricular activities.
  • This is your opportunity to highlight areas beyond your academic work that can show evidence of work ethic, initiative, engagement with industry/community, etc.

Here are the criteria for the scholarship video:

  • The video should be 2-3 minutes in length.
  • Professional video equipment is not necessary to record your video. The video can be recorded with a smartphone, tablet, etc. The video will be judged on the quality of the content, not the quality of the video production.
  • Upload your video to a video sharing service (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and paste a link. You cannot upload the video itself directly to the application.
  • You (the applicant) must appear in the video; not necessarily for the full 2-3 minutes (although, that is acceptable), but you must make an appearance.

Your video should address the following questions/topics:

  • Briefly introduce yourself.
  • Share with us why you want to come to UNA.
  • Engineering majors: Describe which certificates you are interested in.
  • Engineering Technology majors: Describe which of the engineering technology options you plan to pursue and why (electromechanical or power generation).
  • Occupational Health Science majors: Describe why you would like to pursue a career in Occupational, Health, and Safety.
  • Describe an ideal career for you (job title, company, industry, city/state/country, etc.).
  • List and describe the skills (not subjects like “math” and “science”) you think are necessary for success as a professional in your desired field and to what degree you possess these skills.

Please email with any questions or issues.

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Engineering Technology
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select your status as a student at UNA.
  2. Please select your Engineering & Industrial Professions major.
  3. Do you plan to live on campus?
  4. Please upload a copy of your resume.
  5. Please upload an URL link to your scholarship submission video here.