School of Engineering

Students Committed to Engineering Excellence Scholarship Awards

Each year the San Francisco State University (SFSU), Society of American Military Engineers' Charles J. Nicholas Scholarship Trust, Gannon Foundation, Bay Area Engineers Council, and Engineers Club of San Francisco award approximately $55,000 to graduating seniors from local Bay Area High Schools as part of a program called "Students Committed to Engineering Excellence". The awards luncheon will be held on Friday, February 29, 2008 at SFSU during National Engineers Week.

Since 2003, 49 scholarships totaling $205,000 have been awarded to students who are majoring in the field of engineering or physical science. We anticipate that the scholarship awards this year will include 12 cash awards ranging from $2,000 to $9,000. In addition, each school's candidate will receive a certificate honoring the student for his/her achievement in Science and Mathematics.

We are now inviting your science teacher or scholarship counselor to nominate one candidate from your school for the scholarship contest. Application forms and supporting documents should be received by me at the address below no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2007. The procedures for nominating a candidate are as follows:

  1. Return the enclosed reply form to confirm your plan to nominate a candidate.
  2. Select one candidate to represent your school. The selection should be on the basis of academic achievement, especially in science and mathematics, interest in college studies in Engineering and demonstrated leadership. (Please note: financial need is not a consideration.) Each candidate selected to represent their school will receive a certificate honoring them for their achievement in Engineering and Physical Science.
  3. Have the selected student fill out the first three pages of the attached application form and write an essay. The appropriate school official should fill out the last two pages of the application form. (Secondary school report.)
  4. Mail completed application to the address below, to be received not later than December 7, 2007. A completed application include: (1) application form, (2) official transcript showing grades and courses in progress, (3) student's essay (see Application Form), (4) recommendation letter by teacher or job supervisor.

    Dr. Nilgun Ozer
    Scholarship Chair, Engineers Week
    School of Engineering
    San Francisco State University
    1600 Holloway Avenue, SCI 250
    San Francisco, CA 94132

Click here to find the application form (5 pages), a fact sheet outlining the program (including deadline dates), and a reply form PDF [70 KB]. You may obtain additional information from the School of Engineering web site at http://engineering.sfsu.edu/ or contact me at my office (415) 338-1328.

We look forward to your student nomination for our scholarship competition. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Cordially,

Dr. Nilgun Ozer
Scholarship Chair
School of Engineering
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, SCI 250
San Francisco, CA 94132
Tel: (415) 338-1328
Fax: (415) 338-0525
mnozer@sfsu.edu


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