2023 Scholarship Solicitation

**Please note updated email contact for submissions:

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is again offering scholarships available to students who are obtaining their undergraduate or graduate degrees and are studying energy-related engineering or energy-related management. During the last 12 years, 57 students in North Carolina have been awarded scholarships.  In general, scholarships will be awarded in the $1,000 and $4,000 categories, but the amounts are subject to change due to availability of funds.  This year we can submit 12 applications in total, so we look forward to again having multiple North Carolina winners!  In addition to this posting, an email has been sent to many of the faculty at North Carolina institutions already. However, if you have family in college or know of students who would be good candidates, please pass this information along to them.

North Carolina has two AEE Chapters: the North Carolina Chapter based in Raleigh and the Piedmont Chapter based in Charlotte.  The two chapters are working together to accept student applications.  Applications are being received now through Friday, April 21st, at which point the chapters will nominate students to AEE National by May 1st.  AEE National is who actually awards the scholarships; the chapters assist in soliciting for the scholarships, provide some initial screening of candidates and assist students in the application process.  

For instructions for students to apply for the AEE scholarships, please see https://aeefoundation.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/, which is summarized below. Scholarship applications typically take less than 30 minutes!

AEE Scholarship Application Process
Note: All applicants must be approved (via step 2 below) by their local AEE Chapter.

Step 1: Fill out student application anytime from now through April 21st. This form can be completed in the interactive PDF and saved on your computer.
Student Application for Scholarship
International Student Application for Scholarship
A transcript, letter of recommendation (1 required, up to 2 can be submitted) and short personal essay (200-300 words) are also required. The transcript can be unofficial, but we prefer that the letter of recommendation be emailed directly from a faculty member to ensure authenticity.

Step 2: Submit your completed application form with all supporting documents to the local chapter by April 21st for nomination to AEE headquarters. Note: Student applications should be emailed to NCAEE Scholarship Chair Kate Patterson at

Step 3: The NCAEE Scholarship Committee will nominate students to AEE Foundation for consideration by May 1st.

Step 4: The Foundation of the Association of Energy Engineers will notify applicants and Chapter Scholarship Chairs of results by US mail or email by August 1st.

If you need more information, please feel free to contact me with questions.

We look forward to your application,

Kate Patterson
2023 NCAEE Scholarship Committee Chair