TryEngineering Summer Institute

An exciting two-week, on-campus engineering camp for high school students held at three premier universities across the United States in 2019.


TryEngineering Summer Institute Scholarships

The TryEngineering Summer Institute offers the TryEngineering Scholarship Program, a need-based scholarship that offers financial assistance to students interested in attending the TryEngineering Summer Institute. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and meeting the other eligibility and selection criteria. There are a limited number of scholarships available for each location.

The scholarship may only be applied toward the reduction of Summer Institute tuition for the year of application. It cannot be used towards related expenses such as, but not limited to, travel and purchase of individual supplies incurred before, during or after attendance.

If the student is selected, the student will be registered by the TryEngineering staff, and then the scholarship will be applied directly to the student’s tuition balance.


Scholarship Eligibility

Eligible TryEngineering Scholarship Program applicants must be rising 9th through 12th graders (or ages 13 through 17). Current IEEE employees and their family members are ineligible for this scholarship.

Scholarships are currently only available to United States residents. In future years, we plan to offer scholarships to students in other countries. Please note that all scholarships are taxable and awardees will be required to send in a W-9.

Selection criteria will include the following areas: demonstrated financial need, personal essay, and letters of recommendation. The Selection Committee and the IEEE Foundation have the right to consider other factors during the selection process.

Application Requirements

We will open our scholarship application process on January 1 2021.

Mailed in applications:  must be postmarked by March 6th, 2021.  Please send them regular mail, you do not need to send them overnight delivery and if you do choose to send with a carrier to ensure delivery receipt, please do not use USPS for that Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified via email once the application has been received.

Emailed applications: Applications can be emailed in and must be received in our inbox by Friday March 6th.  Please submit all materials in one email.

Applicants will be notified by email by Friday, April 17, 2021 by 5:00PM US EDT if they have received the scholarship.

The applicant and their guardian must sign and return the acceptance form by Monday, May 4, 2021 by 4:00PM US EDT. If the deadline is not met, your scholarship award will be forfeited.

Completed Scholarship Applications must be mailed to: Branded Camp Services, ATTN: IEEE Scholarship, 65 15th Street, Suite 2R, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Applications missing documents will not be reviewed.

Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be reviewed. Please do not include additional documents; they will not be reviewed. Materials will not be returned to the applicant.


Scholarships in the past were made possible thanks to generous donations to the IEEE Foundation, IEEE Educational Activities Scholarship Fund, from:

Power and Energy Society logo 
   Signal Processing Society Logo   Logo - IEEE Industry Applications Society
Photonics Society Logo   Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society logo   Microwave Theory and Techniques Society logo   Communications Society logo   Council on Superconductivity logo   Logo - IEEE Power Electronics Society   Broadcast Technology Society Logo   IEEE Electronics Packaging Society
  • Jennifer Bernhard, IEEE Division IV Director/Delegate, 2017-2018
  • Susan and Rick Brooks
  • Robert Heider
  • Matt Booty (donation matched by Microsoft)

To make a donation towards 2021 student scholarships, please visit the IEEE Foundation website and select IEEE Educational Activities Scholarship Fund. Thank you for making a difference!

TryEngineering Scholarship Program Application Questions?

If you have any questions, email info@tryengineeringinstitute.org with the subject line: Scholarship Question.