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Earn up to $4,000 a year in tuition, fees and books toward studies in engineering or engineering technologies!

Who is eligible?

High school seniors and currently enrolled AACC students with a minimum 2.75 GPA planning to study engineering or engineering technologies and have demonstrated a financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are eligible. 

Learn more about applying for financial aid and scholarships.

Why study engineering at AACC?

We are committed to your success! In addition to providing award-winning instruction, AACC offers a host of valuable, hands-on services to help you maintain your grades and transfer to a four-year school or enter the workforce. 

Learn more about AACC's academic services.

Where will I transfer?

With AACC's Associate of Science in Engineering Transfer Option, you can transfer to all Maryland public college and university engineering bachelor programs as well as many private and public colleges and universities both in Maryland and out of state. The other engineering degrees may transfer to specialized programs leading to a bachelor’s degree as well. Students should consult with a college advisor regarding transfer plans.

Learn more about Transfer Services.

What if I don’t plan to transfer?

AACC offers two Associate of Applied Science degrees in electronics and telecommunications designed to transition students directly into the workforce as electronic or telecommunications technicians.

Learn more about finding a job.

Application Requirements

Fall Application Deadline: 

Fall Term Orientation:

If you are interested in the Engineering Scholars Program and would like to apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in engineering or engineering technologies field   
  • Have a desire to become actively engaged in your learning by conducting research or participating in an internship.
  • Be enrolled full time at AACC as an Engineering or Engineering Technologies major, or for the term after you apply for ESP program.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Submit a FAFSA along with your application to document you need financial assistance.

Program Requirements

To remain in good standing once admitted to the program, each scholar must:  

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Be enrolled full time at AACC with a major in engineering or engineering technologies.
  • Attend student success activities such as group tutoring sessions, success workshops and field trips.
  • Attend professional talks (three or four each term).
  • Attend professional talks, at least one professional conference a year and the summer ESP orientation program (second week in August).
  • Follow all rules and guidelines of the ESP.

About the Scholarship

In 2011, AACC was awarded a $598,000 grant over five years from the National Science Foundation to support an increase in the number of academically talented students who graduate from AACC and either transfer to a four-year institution and enter the engineering workforce or directly enter the engineering technologies workforce. Formally named the Engineering Scholars Program: Increasing Access and Diversity, the program targets underrepresented groups of students but anyone with financial need is eligible.

The program is led by Alycia Marshall, Ph.D., associate vice president for Learning and Academic Affairs and principal investigator for the program; and Frank Lanzer, professor and department chair of Engineering and co-principal investigator.


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