Arizona residents can enhance their engineering careers and receive a scholarship to help them do it by enrolling in Wilkes University’s engineering management master’s degree program. Wilkes is offering inaugural scholarships to those who wish to enroll in the program. Scholarships will reduce tuition by as much as 30 percent for qualifying students and are available to engineering management students who enroll in spring 2014. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $8,000, and are based on undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Professional experience will also be considered.
Recipients must be Arizona residents. Awards are available at the following levels for the 2013-14 academic year:
- $8,000 total program award equal to approximately 30 percent of tuition per semester
Awarded to applicants with undergraduate GPA of 3.5 and above
- $5,000 total program award equal to approximately 20 percent of tuition per semester
Awarded to applicants with undergraduate GPA of 3.0 to 3.49
- $3,000 total program award equal to approximately 10 percent of tuition per semester
Awarded to applicants with undergraduate GPA of 2.75 to 2.99
The master’s degree in engineering management connects the principles of industrial and systems engineering with business leadership skills. Students will learn how to use engineering analysis techniques to accomplish high-end tasks along with the organizational leadership skills to advance in tomorrow’s technology-driven businesses.
Tuition for the Engineering Management program is $770 per credit. Classes start in January at the Mesa Center for Higher Education, 245 West 2nd St. Students who enroll in the inaugural class will also have their university fees waived – a value of $72 per course.
To qualify, applicants must submit a completed program application, official undergraduate transcripts, a resume or work history and two letters of recommendation by Jan. 6, 2014. Applications can be completed online at www.wilkes.edu/Mesa
Students who are awarded scholarships will be able to retain them for the length of the program. To retain scholarships from semester to semester, students must have continuous enrollment (fall and spring terms, with summers recommended) with a minimum of 6 credits per term, maintain good academic standing and make acceptable academic progress as determined by federal regulations.
Wilkes is one of four colleges participating in the H.E.A.T. (Healthcare, Education, Aerospace, Technology/Tourism) Initiative for Economic Development in Mesa, designed to increase college competition and spur economic growth. Wilkes was selected as a finalist for the program after institutions across the United States were invited to submit proposals by the City of Mesa.