Student Scholarships

The Texas Innovation Center provides students access to resources, mentoring and programming to explore entrepreneurial endeavors.

The Cockrell School of Engineering provides scholarships to trailblazers active in classes and student organizations focused on entrepreneurship and innovation and provides key funding for students to achieve their goals launching startups for the marketplace or pursuing technical innovation within the campus community.

To apply for scholarships, complete the Texas Innovation Application. Applications are accepted throughout the year, and awards are made to engineering undergraduate and graduate students, as well as teams with at least one engineering student member. Awards range in amounts from $1,000 to $10,000. Funding renewals are considered based on targeted milestone progress toward goals.

Traditionally underrepresented groups, defined by geographic regions, specific community or student organizations and economically disadvantaged families encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Dr. A. Bruce Buckman Endowed Innovation Scholarship

  • Texas High School graduate
  • Open to all juniors and seniors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Award of $2,500

John Mark Hughes Endowed Scholarship in Innovation

  • Texas High School graduate
  • Open to all juniors and seniors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Award of $1,000

T.J. Chung Family Endowed Scholarship in Innovation for Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Texas High School graduate
  • Open to all juniors and seniors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Award of $1,000

Dr. Eric L. Jones Endowed Scholarship in Innovation

  • Texas High School graduate
  • Open to all juniors and seniors in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Awards up to $5,000

The Marvin & Ellie Selig Entrepreneurship Fund

  • Open to all freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors from all majors in the Cockrell School of Engineering
  • Supporting students pursuing technology commercialization of their original work
  • Three Scholarship Awards:
    • Selig Travel Award: $2,000
      This award supports travel to conferences, pitch competitions and activities that will advance the entrepreneurial and technology commercialization development.
    • Selig Entrepreneur Explorer Award: Up to $10,000
      This award supports development of prototypes, evaluation of go-to-market strategies, launch and de-risking of the entrepreneurial endeavor.

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Bee K. Leong Endowed Scholarship

  • Open to all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Award of $1,000

Malcolm Milburn Endowed Scholarship and Award in Entrepreneurial Studies

  • Open to all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students throughout the Cockrell School of Engineering
    • Students from all engineering majors and programs welcome to apply
  • Awards up to $4,500