The purpose of the SAE Doctoral Scholars Program, now in its 16th year, is to provide funding to assist and encourage promising engineering graduate students to pursue careers in teaching at the college level. The program is designed to help alleviate the increasing shortage of engineering college faculty by attracting qualified citizens of North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico) who are interested in pursuing teaching careers, through the promise of financial assistance during their doctoral study program.
One or two new loans will be available each year. Loans are available in amounts up to $5,000 per year for three years, for a total of $15,000. The number of loans available will depend on the funding levels at the time of selection.
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an engineering program and have been admitted to a doctoral program with the purpose of teaching engineering at the college level. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, desire to teach, interest in mobility technology and support of the SAE Collegiate Chapter Faculty advisor.