IISE SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

IISE's Scholarships and Fellowships Program recognizes graduate and undergraduate industrial engineering students for academic excellence and campus leadership. The nominee's scholastic ability, character, leadership, and potential service to the industrial engineering profession are all considered by the scholarship fund trustees when selecting the scholarship recipients.

Criteria

All applicants must be full time students, above freshman level with a graduation date of May 2025 or later, and enrolled in an industrial engineering program that is accredited by an agency or organization recognized by IISE. The awards are valued up to $4,000 and awarded in U.S. dollars.

To Apply

  1. Nominations open Sept. 1 and winners are notified March-April.
  2. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 15.*
  3. Qualified nominees will submit an application package that includes: Application Form, transcripts (may be unofficial), 3 letters of recommendation (no longer than 1 page each), and other specified criteria due in February.*
  4. Winners are encouraged to attend the IISE Annual Conference & Expo in May.

*Society for Health Systems Scholarship nominations due Oct. 15. Application due Nov. 20.

Nomination Form
Completed by Nominator
Application Form
Completed by Student

Frequently Asked Questions

Unsure about how to proceed? Check out our most commonly asked questions about scholarships and fellowships.


A.O. Putnam Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student who demonstrates an interest in management consulting.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • U.S. and its territories, Canada, or Mexico
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • One scholarship of $2,500 was award in 2023-24

C.B. Gambrell Undergraduate Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Graduated from a U.S. high school
  • University may be international
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Two scholarships of $1,000 were awarded in 2023-24

Dwight D. Gardner Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • U.S. and its territories, Canada, or Mexico
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Thirteen scholarships of $2,100 each were awarded in 2023-2024

Harold and Inge Marcus Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student for academic excellence and contributions to the development of the industrial and systems engineering profession.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • U.S. and its territories
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Ten scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded in 2023-2024

Henry and Elisabeth Kroeze Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student who demonstrates an interest in metrication, engineering, and computer science.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • U.S. and its territories, Canada, or Mexico
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Two scholarships of $1,000 was awarded in 2023-2024

IISE Council of Fellows Undergraduate Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student for outstanding academics and leadership.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • University can be in U.S. or international
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Four scholarships of $2,600 each were awarded in 2023-2024

Marvin Mundel Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student who demonstrates an interest in work measurement and methods engineering.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • U.S. and its territories, Canada, or Mexico
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Two scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded in 2023-2024

Vinod and Gail Sahney Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student for academic excellence, charitable and community service, extracurricular activities, IISE chapter involvement, and contributions to the development of the industrial and systems engineering profession.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Dec. 31
  • Undergraduate
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • May be self-nominated or by other
  • Active IISE Student Chapter member
  • University can be in U.S. or international
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • IISE Annual Conference registration, travel expenses, hotel accommodations
  • One is awarded

Lisa Zaken Award For Excellence

Awarded to an ISE student for excellence in scholarly activities and campus leadership in ISE profession-related activities.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Active IISE Student Chapter Member
  • University can be in U.S. or international
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • One scholarship of $1,000 was awarded in 2023-2024

IISE Fellows William Biles, Hamid Parsaei and Victor Zaloom Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student for academic excellence and IISE student chapter leadership.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • Active IISE Student Chapter Member
  • University can be in U.S. or international
  • 3.4 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Three scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded in 2023-2024

Presidents Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student for excellence in scholarly activities and campus leadership in ISE profession-related activities.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • Active IISE Student Chapter Member
  • University can be in U.S. or international
  • 3.4 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • One scholarship of $1,000 was awarded in 2023-2024

UPS Scholarship for Female Students

Awarded to a female ISE student.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • Female
  • U.S. and its territories, Canada, or Mexico
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • 3.4 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Two scholarships of $4,000 were each awarded in 2023-2024
  • IISE Annual Conference registration, travel & accommodations stipend up to $650

UPS Scholarship for Minority Students

Awarded to a minority ISE student.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate
  • Minority
  • U.S. and its territories, Canada, or Mexico
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • 3.4 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Two scholarships of $4,000 were each awarded in 2023-2024
  • IISE Annual Conference registration, travel & accommodations stipend up to $650

John L. Imhoff Scholarship

Awarded to an ISE student who submits an essay detailing their noteworthy contributions to the development of the IE profession through international understanding, either by academic, employment or professional achievements.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, or Doctoral Student
  • University can be in U.S. or international
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • May not be self-nominated
  • IISE membership is NOT required
  • Three references reinforcing international contributions to the ISE profession
  • Application due Feb. 1
  • Essay required (no longer than 1 page)

Winners

  • Three scholarships of $1,500 were awarded in 2023-2024

E.J. Sierleja Memorial Fellowship

Awarded to an ISE graduate student, studying transportation, with priority given for a focus in rail transportation.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Graduate students only
  • University can be in U.S. or international
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • One scholarship of $1,300 was awarded in 2023-2024

Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship

Awarded to an ISE graduate student.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Graduate students only
  • U.S. and its territories, Canada, or Mexico
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Four fellowships of $3,500 each were awarded in 2023-2024

John S.W. Fargher Jr. Scholarship

Awarded to graduate ISE student who exhibits academic excellence and noteworthy contributions to the development of the industrial engineering profession.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Nov. 15
  • Graduate students only
  • U.S. and its territories
  • 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a member of IISE
  • May not be self-nominated
  • Application due Feb. 1

Winners

  • Two scholarships of $1,000 were awarded in 2023-2024

Society for Health Systems Scholarship

Sponsored by FlexSim
Awarded to an ISE student with an interest in healthcare.

Requirements

  • Nomination due Oct. 15
  • Undergraduate students only
  • U.S. and its territories, Canada, or Mexico
  • Active student member in Society for Health Systems
  • Must be nominated by IE department head, IISE student chapter advisor, IE faculty, SHS board member, SHS diplomate, or Senior SHS member
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Application due Nov. 20

Winners

  • One scholarship of $1,000 was awarded in 2023-2024
  • Winner is invited to the HSPI Conference and will receive a $300 travel stipend
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