For answers not found below please contact the AEE Scholarship Director.

Do I need to be an AEE member or a certificated professional to apply?

No. You do not require membership or another individual affiliation to AEE, but you are required to meet the application criteria.

When can I apply?

The Scholarship Program starts every year on January 1st, and ends every year on May 1st.

*Exceptions apply for restricted scholarships.

How can I apply?

Students interested in applying for any scholarships must contact their local AEE Chapter. We highly recommended gaining support from your local AEE Chapter.

I do not have a Local AEE Chapter. What do I do?

If the applicant resides in a country, or US state, where there is no local AEE presence, the student can apply directly using the information on this website.

If I do not receive any feedback from the AEE chapter, can I apply directly?

Yes. But this and the geographic restrictions are the only exceptions to why an individual application will be accepted.

Are Foundation scholarships awarded on merit or need-basis?

Both. Applicants must indicate financial hardships and simultaneously demonstrate their academic ability to achieve their higher education.

Is there an enrollment requirement to apply for these scholarships?

Yes. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited academic institution with majors related to engineering, energy, and sustainability studies.

*Exceptions apply for restricted scholarships.

Is there a processing fee?


If I reside outside the United States, can I apply for a scholarship?

Yes. The program is offered globally. But international applicants must provide all documentation in English.

How are the scholarship funds disbursed?

For US/Canada residents, the scholarship packages are sent via regular USPS mail. For international recipients, funds will be sent to their local AEE chapters. *Some restrictions apply, and cases are treated on a case-by-case basis.

Can scholarships be requested for AEE certification training programs?

No. The scholarship program is currently available for baccalaureate and graduate studies.

How much are the scholarships worth?

The amount varies based on annual contributions and the type of scholarship. They can range from $1,000 - $5,000.

Will the funds be sent to me directly?

In the United States, scholarship checks are paid to the college/university on the recipient's behalf. *Exceptions apply for restricted scholarships (see below for more information.)

What are Restricted Scholarships?

Restricted Scholarships are Chapters or other donors who are funding their own named scholarships. In this case, they are not subject to any deadline or scholar restrictions. They must provide their recipient's application forms and current transcripts with the funds to be disbursed. The Scholarship Committee will not rank and/or select any restricted scholarships.