Association of College Honor Societies


Tau Beta Pi

Engineering Honor Society

Scholarships and Fellowships


Founded at Lehigh University, June 15, 1885

No of Active Chapters: 247

No of Alumni Chapters/Clubs: 78

Total Membership: 593487

Number of Regions: 16

Publications: The Bent, The Bulletin

Scholarships and Fellowships: The Fellowship Program is Tau Beta Pi's single most important project for the advancement of engineering education and the profession. It is a time-proven idea which was pioneered by Tau Beta Pi in the honor-society field. The plan was adopted by the 1928 Convention. The purpose has been to finance, for a select group of members chosen for merit and need, a year of graduate study at the colleges of their choice. A distinguishing feature of Tau Beta Pi fellowships has always been that they are as free of binding rules as possible. Many other fellowships are designated for some specific purpose, making it difficult for students with original ideas to find one exactly fitted to their needs. Tau Beta Pi fellows are free to do graduate work in any field which will enable them to contribute to the engineering profession. The only specific duty of awardees is to write a report at the completion of the fellowship year summarizing their work. The current stipend is $10, 000. In 81 years, awards worth $6,200,000 have been made to 1,523 Fellows. The program won the ASEE's 2009 excellence in engineering collaboration award. Applications are available at from November 1 to January 31. Annual deadline is February 1.

The Tau Beta Pi Scholarship Program was established in 1998 with five awards named in honor of former Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus R.H. Nagel. In 13 years, awards of $2,000 each and worth $3,481,000 have been made to 1,768 Scholars (identified at for their senior year of full-time engineering study. Application is available at from November 1 to April 30. Annual deadline is May 1.

For more information on Tau Beta Pi grants and fellowships, see:

or contact Sally Steadman by email or at 865-546-4578

Keywords: engineering scholarships fellowships

For all other reasons, contact:
Curtis D. Gomulinski, Executive Director, 508 Dougherty Engineering Building, P.O. Box 2697, Knoxville, TN 37901-2697

Tel: (865) 546-4578  Fax: (865) 546-4579

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Updated: 8/23/2018