Scholarships

Requirements

All scholarship awardees must be registered in one of the following majors:

  • Chemical Engineering – Paper Science Minor
  • Engineering Management – Paper Science Minor
  • Mechanical Engineering – Paper Science Minor
  • Electrical Engineering – Paper Science Minor

All students must also be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours on the Oxford campus, must formally declare the Paper Science minor and must be an active member of TAPPI (Technical Association of Pulp & Paper Industries).  If a student drops below 12 credit hours, drops the minor, or is not enrolled in courses that follow the paper science curriculum outlined by the CPB Department, the PS&E Foundation office must be notified and the scholarship award will be rescinded.

Eligibility

Freshman

The Paper Science curriculum begins in the second year of study. As such, the Paper Science & Engineering Foundation offers a $500 scholarship the second semester of the first year to those students who declare the Paper Engineering minor after completing one Miami semester, has a cumulative GPA of 3.00, and meets the “Requirements” stated above.

Upper Class

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the criteria listed in the “Requirements” section above and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher are eligible for PSEF scholarships.

Transfer Students

Students transferring into the paper program that meet the listed requirements will be eligible for scholarships once they have completed one semester on the Oxford campus.

Feeser

One Feeser scholarship in the amount of full in-state tuition is available on a competitive basis and is selected by a committee through an application & interview process. All Paper Engineering minors who fulfill the application requirements are encouraged to apply

PCA Endowed

Three PCA Endowed scholarships in the amount of full in-state tuition are available on a competitive basis and are selected by a committee through an application & interview process. All Paper Engineering minors who fulfill the application requirements are encouraged to apply

Williams Leadership

Five leadership scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each are available on a competitive basis and are selected by a committee through an application & interview process. A preference will be given towards Mechanical Engineering majors minoring in Paper Engineering who are also in the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute. All Paper Engineering minors who fulfill the application requirements are encouraged to apply.

Woody Tyler

One Woody Tyler scholarship in the amount of $6,000 is available on a competitive basis and is selected by a committee through an application & interview process. All Paper Engineering minors who fulfill the application requirements are encouraged to apply.

Renewability

Qualified students may receive scholarships for a maximum of 7 semesters total, excluding co-op semesters.

Non-U.S. Citizens

If a foreign student has employment authorization documents that enable them to be employed in the United States after graduation, and they meet the academic requirements, a scholarship award will be considered on an exception-only basis.

Co-op Students

Scholarship recipients who are in an accepted co-operative work agreement for a semester may resume their scholarship upon returning from assignment. The PS&E Foundation Assistant Director must be notified to ensure timely reinstatement of appropriate scholarship awards.

Scholarship Values

The value of upperclass scholarships is dependent upon cumulative GPA. These values will be reviewed each semester and are subject to adjustment. The GPA requirements and values are:

Scholarship Values and GPA Requirements
Type    Cumulative GPA Per Semester
Freshman (2nd Semester) 3.000 or better $500
Honors 3.000 – 3.499 $500 – $1,500
Cum Laude 3.500 – 4.000 $2,600

Questions? Contact Julie Bischoff, Assistant Director (513-529-0780)

Note: All Paper Science & Engineering Foundation scholarship awards are subject to available funds.