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Scholarships and Funding

The following scholarships are offered only to Electrical Engineering majors at The University of Texas at Arlington.

N. M. Stelmakh Outstanding Student Research Award 

N. M. Stelmakh Outstanding Student Research Award is given annually to an Electrical Engineering student in recognition of excellence in research demonstrated at the University of Texas at Arlington. This Award was endowed in 2011 to honor Dr. N. M. Stelmakh, a faculty member of the UTA’s EE Department from 2003 to 2010, who had made distinguished contributions in the field of short-pulsed semiconductor lasers and had been known for his inspirational teaching and mentoring style.

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The Bernard and Ann Svihel Memorial Scholarships

This scholarship is for electrical engineering students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment in the upcoming semester, who have a history of academic achievement and who have a need for financial assistance.

More information coming soon.

The Jack Fitzer Endowed Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the coming semester, have a history of academic achievement, and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

More information coming soon.

The Professor Paul M. Cunningham Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility qualifications for this scholarship include:

  1. Undergraduate EE student currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the coming semester.
  2. Working student
  3. Attendance at evening classes
  4. Recipient of this scholarship may not receive financial aid or other compensation from UT Arlington, government funding or employer reimbursement for education expenses.

More information coming soon.

The Floyd Cash Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is for electrical engineering students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted for enrollment in the upcoming semester, who have a history of academic achievement and who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

More information coming soon.

The Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship Award

The Alfred R. and Janet H. Potvin Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship Award was established in March 2007 by a generous gift from Dr. Alfred and Janet Potvin.  Dr. Alfred Potvin began his academic career at UT Arlington in 1966.  He was the first Director the Biomedical Engineering Program from 1974 to 1984.  In 2006, he was inducted into the College of Engineering's Hall of Achievement.  Candidate selection:  Preference is given to full time electrical engineering students in their junior or senior year, who demonstrate high academic achievement, are Texas residents and who graduated from a Texas high school.

More information coming soon.

The John M. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship Award

The John M. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship was established following the death of Professor John M. Goodwin in 1971. Professor Goodwin was a Colonel in the Army Reserves and was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He served UT Arlington from 1937 through 1971. This scholarship was established from memorial
gifts, primarily from the Goodwin family. The awardee for this scholarship is selected based on service to the Department and the College of Engineering. Membership in the ROTC is also preferable.

More information coming soon.

Dr. K. R. Rao Electrical Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Each successful applicant will receive a cash award and an award certificate.

Qualifications:
  • Must be a graduate student in EE at UTA
  • Cumulative GPA at UTA >= 3.5
  • Must have F-1 Visa Status

More information coming soon.

The Ron L. Cates Endowed Scholarship

Ron Cates was the first of his family off the farm in Ellis County and the first to graduate from college.  Attending Arlington High School and UTA, he received a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering in 1975 and was grateful for the educations provided him by the Texas systems.  He later received his MBA and after a brilliant career, with this scholarship, passes the torch back to UTA to education the next generation of students to the benefit of themselves, their families, and society as a whole.

More information coming soon.

Research in Motion(RIM) Graduate Scholarship

The Research In Motion Scholarship Endowment was established in 2010 to be used to provide scholarships to Electrical Engineering graduate students pursuing studies in the area of Wireless Communications such as Radio Frequency Circuit Design, Real Time Embedded Control Systems, Network Architecture, Electromagnetic and Antenna research, based on academic achievement.

More information coming soon.

Other Financial Aid Sources

UTA Graduate Financial Aid resources
ROTC Scholarships for Graduate Students
Mexican Pilot Program
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
National Academies Christine Mirzayan Internship Program

Private Scholarships