Tau Beta Pi Association, the engineering honor society, is the world's largest engineering society. Founded in 1885 at Lehigh University in 1885 by Edward Higginson Williams Jr. Tau Beta Pi has initiated more than 505,485 members in 124 years. Active collegiate chapters exist on 234 campuses across the nation.
The purpose of the Tau Beta Pi is to recognize engineering students of superior scholarship and exemplary character and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, the Association's largest national philanthropy is its fellowship program, which has provided $4,565,000 in advanced-study grants to 870 students, and the scholarship program that has provided $958,000 in awards to 479 engineering seniors.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
A) U.S. Resident
B) Incoming Freshman
C) Minimum unweighted 3.75 grade point average
D) Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program
E) Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation - one (1) that focuses on academics and one (1) that speaks to your involvement in extra-curricular activities or employment
F) Applicant must detail their participation in a community service project during their junior or senior year that is not related to a high school project. Please outline the role played and contributions made
Terms of Scholarship:
A) Six scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded for the freshman year only.
Selection and Announcement of Recipient:
A) Recipient will be selected by the SAE Scholarship Committee and notified by the end of June.
Payment of Scholarship Funds:
A) This scholarship will be paid into your account at your selected university in July/August.
B) It can be used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses.