IEEE OES Scholarship Award

Title:  IEEE OES Scholarship Award

Description. The award will be presented to undergraduate or graduate IEEEOES student members in order to fulfill their financial needs A call for nominations will be issued by the Student Activities Committee, which will select the recipient.

Administration. Administered by the Oceanic Engineering Society


  • Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in a field of study that will lead to a career in ocean engineering or a related ocean science field and must have demonstrated excellence in academics.
  • Students must be IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society student or regular IEEE member in good standing, there is no waiting period
  • Undergraduate students must have completed (at least) the second year of study.
  • Graduate students must be currently enrolled, or have been accepted, in a graduate program of ocean engineering or a related ocean science field and must have demonstrated the ability to perform independent research through professional and/or academic recognition programs.

Prize Items. Multiple undergraduate and graduate scholarships of $5,000.00 USD each are available annually. A maximum of 8 scholarships per year will be delivered in two cycles (maximum of 4 scholarships per cycle). Funding is for academic tuition and fees, and is not intended to fund research.

Frequency:  Bi-annual.

Funds.  The funds are provided through a special OES program, voted by the AdCom

Nominee Solicitation. The OES Student Activities Committeewill issue a call for nominees.

Awards Committee. The Panel for the Scholarship Award shall be headed by the Student Activities chair. The Chair will select at least three other members for refereeing the applications.

Schedule. There are two award cycles each year. Completed applications must be received by 1 May for scholarship award in September of that year, or 1 September for an award in the following January.

Selection/Basis for Judging.

  • The scholarship application form must be filled out completely, and signed. Once signed, this form may be scanned to PDF format and emailed.
  • An official copy of the student’s transcript mailed or emailed by the academic institution at which the applicant is enrolled.
  • Letters of recommendation must be one page, signed letters on institution letterhead, dated within the past year, and emailed by the author; Undergraduate student applications must be accompanied by recommendations from two faculty members and Graduate student applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from their advisor or member of their graduate committee.
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 page personal statement (using word template available on the IEEE OES website) providing information about the personal goals, the interests and or experiences in ocean engineering.

Presentation. No presentation. A check or wire transfer will be issued by IEEE.

Publicity. The call shall be publicized in the Society Newsletter, The Beacon; the Society’s website, the Society’s LinkedIn page; and other Society media. The announcement shall also be forwarded to other professional publications, both physical and virtual.

Ultimately the selected student profiles will be published in the OES Beacon Newsletter or on the IEEE OES website.