American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Scholarship Program

Website: Naval Engineers


The American Society of Naval Engineers began its scholarship program in 1979 in order to promote the profession of naval engineering and to encourage college students to enter the field. Since the inception of the Scholarship Program, ASNE has since awarded hundreds of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing an education and career in naval engineering.



Eligible programs of study for ASNE scholarships include:

  • Naval architecture,
  • Marine engineering,
  • Ocean engineering,
  • Mechanical engineering,
  • Structural engineering,
  • Civil engineering,
  • Environmental engineering,
  • Aeronautical engineering,
  • Electrical engineering,
  • Electronic engineering,
  • Applied Mathematics and Physics, and
  • Other relevant military and civilian professions.

A combination of undergraduate scholarships ($4,000 per year) and graduate scholarships ($4,000 per year) are awarded each academic year.

  • Undergraduate candidates—Must be applying for support in their junior and/or senior year of an engineering program at an accredited undergraduate college or university.
  • Graduate candidates—May apply for support during one full year of a graduate program or co-op leading to an engineering or physical science degree at an accredited university.

Selection criteria includes the following:

  • Academic record
  • Work history
  • A professional interest in naval engineering
  • 3 letters of reference

Candidates must be U.S. citizens. The scholarship program is merit-based, however, financial need may also be considered.

Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen

About the ASNE Scholarship
Though rooted in tradition, a constant push for more power and efficiency, the application and development of cutting-edge technology, modern warfare and issues related to national security have aided the evolution of naval engineering. Today, naval engineering includes most engineering disciplines as they are applied to a naval specialty and has become a challenging and rewarding career field in high demand. 

Contact Information

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