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Scholarships and Funding Your Education

The University of Texas at Arlington offers a variety of ways to help pay expenses through federal and state financial aid programs such as work-study, grants, and loans. For information about financial assistance, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Departmental Scholarships

Weiss Family Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Engineering

This scholarship was established by Keith Weiss, an IE graduate from UT Arlington, with the purpose of providing financial assistance to engineering students at UT Arlington who demonstrate potential for success in their field of study. Persons eligible for the award must be enrolled full-time at UT Arlington, with a declared majored in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering. The student must be either a junior or senior undergraduate and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required at the time of application and must be maintained if the applicant wishes to reapply the following year. Factors in consideration for selecting the awardee will be based on financial need, demonstrate focused career goals and be in good standing with the University. Preference will be given to working students applying Six Sigma techniques in their work and majoring in Industrial Engineering, current and future association with the Alumni Association.

To apply, go the following link and follow Application Guidelines. Must submit all required documents (1) Proof of Residency (2) Employee contact information (name, phone, email) and essay addressing the following:

  • Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship?
  • How would this scholarship benefit you? Please address financial need.
  • Are you applying Six Sigma and/or IE principles in your work, and if so, how?
  • Describe your involvement in campus organizations, any outside activities and any honors and achievements.
  • List career goals.

To apply, you must submit an application.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2014 at Midnight
[Download Scholarship Application and Instructions]

Keith and Carolyn Weiss Industrial Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving, employed undergraduate majoring in Industrial Engineering.

To apply, you must submit an application.
Application Deadline: November 3, 2014 at Midnight
[Download Scholarship Application and Instructions]

Elinor Pape Endowed Scholarship

Named for Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering, Dr. Elinor S. Pape, this scholarship will be awarded to to a UT Arlington student majoring in Industrial Engineering. This scholarship is available to outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate students.

To apply, you must submit an application.
Application Deadline: November 3, 2014 at Midnight
[Download Scholarship Application and Instructions]

G.T. Stevens, Jr. Endowed Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is named for Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering, Dr. G.T. Stevens, Jr. who also served as Chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering for twenty-three years. This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate and/or graduate student majoring in Industrial Engineering at UT Arlington.

To apply, you must submit an application.
Instruction: Download the application form listed under the Elinor Pape Scholarship (above). Only one form is needed for application for both Elinor Pape and G.T. Stevens Scholarships.

John and Pat Priest Family Endowed Scholarship

Established by Dr. John Priest, Professor of Industrial Engineering at UT Arlington, this scholarship will be awarded to undergraduates majoring in Industrial Engineering and enrolled in a minimum of 9 hours at UT Arlington. Additional eligibility requirements include that the student must be in good standing, in the IE professional program, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Preference will go to students who are working or volunteering in UT Arlington manufacturing laboratories such as Micro-Manufacturing, automation, or working in industry manufacturing.

To apply, you must submit an application.
Application Deadline: November 3, 2014 at Midnight
[Download Scholarship Application and Instructions]

RFID and AutoID (RAID) Labs Research Excellence Scholarship

Established in 2011, the Radio Frequency & Auto Identification (RAID) Labs is made up of two high-class facilities, the RFID Lab and the Auto ID Lab, with a mission is to provide integrated solutions in logistics and other data-driven environments through automatic data capture, real-world prototypes, and analysis. Experiments are run by undergraduate and graduate students alike.

This scholarship recognizes an individual for his/her excellence in research. The criteria for this award is as follows:

  • The student must work in the RAID Labs.
  • The student must have worked on a project.
  • The student must have published a conference paper.
RFID and AutoID (RAID) Labs Outstanding Researcher Scholarship

Established in 2011, the Radio Frequency & Auto Identification (RAID) Labs is made up of two high-class facilities, the RFID Lab and the Auto ID Lab, with a mission is to provide integrated solutions in logistics and other data-driven environments through automatic data capture, real-world prototypes, and analysis. Experiments are run by undergraduate and graduate students alike.

This scholarship recognizes an outstanding undergraduate and graduate researcher for the RAID Labs.

Graduate Funding

Graduate Assistance for Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship

Only doctoral students who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for this fellowship. New Ph.D. applicants must be unconditionally admitted to the Industrial Engineering Ph.D. Program. View link for additonal details and application for GAANN Fellowship.

Graduate Fellowships/Scholarships

The University of Texas at Arlington provides a variety of scholarships and fellowships for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. Scholarships and fellowships are typically awarded on the basis of scholastic excellence and adequate preparation for graduate study.

Graduate Research Assistantship/Graduate Teaching Assistantship

The department offers a limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships. These positions are offered to students with a good academic background and very good GRE verbal and quantitative scores. Contact your advisor for more information and the availability of assistantships.

Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Doctoral Teaching Fellowships

Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Doctoral Teaching Fellowship packages are available on a competitive basis to students beginning their first semester of study in UT Arlington doctoral or doctoral-bound programs. These packages provide tuition coverage and a competitive assistantship stipend for up to five years. For students in STEM programs, this support may consist of some combination of Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTAs) with full tuition fellowships, graduate teaching assistantships with STEM tuition fellowships, or grant-funded research assistantships with STEM tuition fellowships. Requirements include a 50% graduate assistantship, full-time enrollment, and unconditional admission. Interested students should contact Dr. Imrhan for more information.