Opportunities for AE Students

NRC Undergraduate Research Opportunity - Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

The NRC is a two-year project to fund Electric Power or Mechanical Engineering Students at Western Carolina University.
This is an undergraduate research opportunity that provides participants with a $5,000 scholarship per semester (renewable each semester if academic milestones are met).


  • Must be a US citizen or permanent US resident
  • Must currently (or planning to transfer by Fall 2017) be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a degree in Electric Power or Mechanical Engineering

Application Requirements:

  • Must have a completed application, current resume, and official transcript
  • Results from a completed FAFSA application
  • Three letters of recommendation (teachers/instructors/employers)
  • A personal statement explaining future education and career plans as well as an assertion for interest in majoring in Electric Power and Mechanical Engineering

Details of Scholarship:

  • Students selected for the scholarship will receive $10,000 towards tuition and associated school expenses and will be mentored on a yearly basis.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained while under the scholarship program.

View additional information about the NRC Scholarship program (including the application).

 Goodnight Scholars Program - Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

Transfer students will now be eligible for a prestigious NC State scholarship that supports low- and middle-income students majoring in STEM and STEM-education disciplines.

The Goodnight Scholars Program, which has, since 2008, funded high-achieving students in the STEM and STEM-education fields, will now be extended to high-achieving transfer students who have received their associate degrees from North Carolina community colleges.

Students must have an income level below $100,000 to be eligible for the Goodnight Scholarship, which for transfers will cover the full cost of attendance for two years (or four semesters). The scholarship is valued at $19,500 per year.

About 100 transfer applicants will be invited to apply for the scholarship for the fall 2017 semester; about 20 will be selected to interview to become part of the program and 10 will be selected.

The addition of transfer students will bring the total number of Goodnight Scholars to 210 for the 2017-18 academic year. Fifty first-year students are also selected to receive Goodnight Scholarships each year.

Get more information about the Goodnight Scholars program.
Find out more about NC State transfer applications.