IEI $1,000 Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

The Ivey Engineering $1,000 bi-annual scholarship  (awarded twice per year) provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education.

Winner Payout and Announcement

  • The deadline for Ivey Engineering scholarship entries is bi-annually on May 1 and November 1. The winner’s name and photo will be published at the bottom of the scholarship contest page.
  • If there are fewer than 10 entries, the deadline will be extended.
  • The winner will be notified by e-mail about four weeks after the deadline.
  • Scholarship entries will be carefully reviewed by a team of judges at Ivey Engineering.
  • The scholarship will be paid out in amounts of $1,000 (U.S.) to each winner bi-annually, twice each year in the form of a check that will be mailed directly to the college or university attended by the winning student.

Scholarship Entry Requirements

Carefully research and compose an essay of 800 to 1,000 words on one of the following topics. The essay will be judged on content and creativity and should use correct grammar and punctuation. It must be your own work and not previously published or entered in other competitions.

Choose a topic below for your essay:

  1. Ten ways to analyze and test the integrity of a commercial HVAC design.
  2. Five tips for designing an energy-efficient building.
  3. How to investigate the cause and origin of a building structure fire.

Eligibility Requirements

The requirements for eligible student entries are:

  1. You should presently be a senior in high school;
  2. Or be transitioning from high school to a college or university;
  3. Or be already enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university inside the United States or Canada.
  4. Employees and their immediate family members of Ivey Engineering are not eligible to participate.
  5. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to enter.
  6. Past winners are not eligible to participate in the contest.

How We Would Like to Receive Your Entry

  • Email your essay in Microsoft Word document or plain text format to [email protected]. Only one entry per person will be permitted.
  • Please specify your name, date of birth, contact telephone number, email address and mailing address. Your contact information will be held in confidence and will not be shared.
  • If you are under 18 years old, please provide a parent or guardian’s e-mail address.
  • Include the name of the college or university and the mailing address of the financial aid office that you are presently attending or that you’ll be attending after high school. (College or university information must be included at time of application. If you have not applied or been accepted to a college yet, we suggest you wait and apply for the scholarship during the next round of applications.)
  • Please attach a headshot photo of yourself in .JPG or .PNG format that is at least 300 pixels wide.
  • If we don’t receive all requested information by the deadline or in the required format, your submission may be disqualified.

Disclaimer

All submitted essays and photos become the property of Ivey Engineering and can be used for future editorial content on the company’s web site, blog, social media pages or in marketing materials.

Recent Scholarship Winners

headshot of Marissa Fukas, IEI fall 2018 scholarship winner

Winter 2018: Marissa Fukas

Congratulations to Marissa Fukas of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who is the winner of the winter 2018 biannual scholarship essay contest. Marissa is a senior at Shaler Area High School and plans to attend Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in fall 2019. She plans to major in accounting, which she says she can picture herself doing as a career in the future. Her goal in the next 10 years is to be a successful business woman. Way to go Marissa!

Aubrey Butler IEI Summer 2018 Scholarship Winner

Summer 2018: Aubrey Butler

Ivey Engineering is pleased to announce that Aubrey Butler of Upland, California, has been chosen as the winner of the summer 2018 biannual scholarship essay contest. Aubrey graduated from Upland High School with a 4.8 GPA and will enter the University of California, Los Angeles’ honor program in the fall. She plans to major in chemistry/biochemistry with the intent to work in the biotech industry. Aubrey’s love of science motivates her to help solve issues related to earth’s sustainability. Congratulations Aubrey!

Aaron Kofsky winner IEI scholarship

Winter 2017: Aaron Kofsky

Ivey Engineering congratulates Aaron Kofsky of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the second winner of the IEI biannual scholarship essay contest! Aaron is a senior at Pioneer High School and is planning to attend The University of Michigan after high school. Having taught himself computer programming in the seventh grade, Aaron plans to major in computer science. Eventually, he would like to work for a company that developes robotics and technologies like self-driving cars.

summer 2017 scholarship winner Kaylee Martin

Summer 2017: Kaylee Martin

Congratulations to Kaylee Martin of Spokane, Washington, the first winner of the IEI biannual scholarship essay contest! Kaylee is a freshman at The University of Washington and is majoring in neurobiology. She wants to use her degree to do research on brain disease and would like to eventually pursue a master’s degree. In the future she hopes to be a university professor or work for a pharmaceutical company doing research.