HPI Scholars

Established in 2014, the HPI Scholars Program supports the educational goals of students pursuing careers in engineering, The program offers three scholarships annually:

  • The Hal Pontez Engineering Excellence Scholarship
    The Hal Pontez Engineering Excellence Scholarship provides $1,500 in financial assistance each year to a student at the sophomore level or higher that  is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, software or electrical engineering at an accredited university. To qualify for the scholarship the student must:

    • Complete the scholarship application
    • Have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and must show evidence of making satisfactory academic progress at an accredited college or university
    • Provide a 300 word statement describing how they demonstrate leadership skills on campus and in the community
    • Provide a letter of recommendation
    • Provide an official copy of their college transcript
  • The Hal Pontez Empowering Women in Engineering Scholarship
    The Empowering Women in Engineering Scholarship provides $1,500 in financial assistance each year to a female student at the sophomore level or higher that is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, software or electrical engineering. To qualify for the scholarship the student must:

    • Complete the scholarship application
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must show evidence of making satisfactory academic progress at an accredited college or university
    • Provide a 300 word statement on what they believe to be the biggest challenge facing women in engineering today, and how they intend to address the issue once they have completed their degree
    • Provide a letter of recommendation
    • Provide an official copy of their college transcript
  • The HPI Cares Scholarship
    The HPI Cares Scholarship provides $1,000 in financial assistance each year to a student at the sophomore level or higher that is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, software or electrical engineering at an accredited university. To qualify for the scholarship the student must:

    • Complete the scholarship application
    • Show evidence of making satisfactory academic progress at an accredited college or university
    • Provide a letter of recommendation
    • Provide an official copy of their college transcript

Scholarship recipients are selected by the POWER to Give charitable giving committee members. Scholarship award winners are presented with their checks at the annual HPI Scholars Award Breakfast.

Applications for the 2015-16 HPI Scholars Program will be available in January 2015.