Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards and Prizes

This page lists Columbia Engineering's named scholarships, fellowships, awards, and prizes.

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Named Scholarships and Grants

All named scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students as part of Columbia’s financial aid program. We are unable to accept applications for these awards independent of this process.

List of Scholarships and Grants

Leslie Abbot Scholarship
For an undergraduate student pursuing course of study in mechanical engineering.

Cvi Abel Memorial Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Jack Abel ’71.

Aigrain Family Scholarship (2008)
Gift of Jacques and Nicolleta Aigrain P’08. Preference is given to international students studying civil or mechanical engineering.

Walter H. Aldridge (1936)
Gift of Walter H. Aldridge.

Professor Peter K. Allen Scholarship (2018)
Established by an anonymous donor to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled at SEAS studying computer science.

Alvey-Ferguson Company Scholarship (1948)
Gift of the Alvey-Ferguson Company.

Erwin H. Amick Memorial Scholarship (1970)
Gift of various donors for students in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.

Nathaniel Arbiter Scholarship (1985)
Gift of various donors in honor of Professor Nathaniel Arbiter for students in the following specializations in order of preference: mineral beneficiation, mines, and physical metallurgy.

Michael J. Attardo Scholarship (1999)
Gift of Michael J. Attardo ’63.

Jee Yin and Choi Heung Au Scholarship Fund (2002)
Gift of Michael M. Au ’90. Preference is given to students who have graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City.

Frank and Harriet Ayer Scholarship (1977)
Bequest of Frank A. Ayer. Graduates of Deerfield Academy are given first preference.

Cesare Barbieri Scholarship (1953)
Gift of Cesare Barbieri Fund.

William S. Barstow Scholarship (1935)
Gift of William S. Barstow.

Babar Family Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Gift of Nadeem Babar ‘87CC ’87 P’23CC.

John E. Bertram Memorial Scholarship (1990)
Gift of Mrs. Lucy Bertram and friends in honor of John E. Bertram. Awarded to students in electrical engineering or computer science.

Jerry and Evelyn Bishop Scholarship (1984)
Gift of Jerry ’42 and Evelyn Bishop for students in the Combined Plan Program. Preference is given to students in the program who attended Columbia College.

Paul H. Blaustein Scholarship (1994)
Gift of Barbara Blaustein, Stacey Blaustein Divack, and Joshua Divack.

Philip P. Bonanno Scholarship (1999)
Donated by Philip P. Bonanno ’55.

Cecil Ane and Tullio J. Borri Family Scholarship
Gift of Tullio J. ’51 and Cecil Ane Borri. Preference for students who are majoring in or studying civil engineering.

Cornelius A. Boyle Scholarship (1962)
Bequest of Cornelius A. Boyle.

Lauren Breakiron Scholarships (1999)
Gift of Lauren P. Breakiron ’56.

Edwin W. and Mary Elizabeth Bright Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering (1985)
Gift of Edwin W. ’42 and Mary Elizabeth Bright to support students studying mechanical engineering.

Lewis G. Burnell Memorial Scholarship (2001)
Gift of Roger W. Burnell in memory of his father, Lewis G. Burnell.

Burns and Roe, Arthur J. Fiehn Scholarship (1989)
Gifts from various donors in memory of Arthur J. Fiehn ’46.

Wai T. and Glenda Chang Scholarship (2017)
Gift of Wai ’73 and Glenda Chang P’04, P’06AC. To be awarded for four consecuitve years.

LeTian Chu Scholarship (2017)
Gift of Steven Chu ’94 ’03BU and Peggy Ding to support undergraduate students enrolled at SEAS.

Samuel J. Clarke Scholarship (1960)
Bequest of Agnes Robertson Clarke.

Class of 1885 (1910)
Gift of the Class of 1885 School of Mines in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their graduation.

Class of 1892
Gift of the Class of 1892.

Class of 1899
Gift of the Class of 1899.

Class of 1889 (1939)
Gift of the Class of 1889 College and Engineering.

Class of 1900 (1940)
Gift of the Class of 1900 College and Engineering.

Class of 1902 (1952)
Gift of the Class of 1902 College and Engineering.

Class of 1905
Gift of the Class of 1905.

Class of 1906 (1940)
Gift of the Class of 1906 in honor of Frank D. Fackenthal 1906.

Class of 1907 (1937)
Gift of the Class of 1907. Preference is given to sons and descendants of class members.

Class of 1909 (1959)
Gift of the Class of 1909 in honor of John J. Ryan.

Class of 1912
Gift of the Class of 1912.

Class of 1913 (1963)
Gift of the Class of 1913 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their graduation.

Class of 1914 (1937)
Gift of the Class of 1914 College and Engineering for a pre-engineering or pre-architecture student.

Class of 1945 50th Reunion Scholarship
Gift of the Class of 1945.

Class of 1950 Endowed Scholarship (2000)
Gift of members of the Class of 1950 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their graduation.

Class of 1951 Endowed Scholarship (2001)
Gift of members of the Class of 1951 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of their graduation.

Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship (2002)
Established by Alexander Feiner '52.

Class of 1964 Scholarship (2014) 
Gift of members of the Class of 1964 in honor of their 50th class reunion.

Class of 1968 Scholarship (2017)
Gift of the Class of 1968.

Class of 1969 Scholarship (2019)
Gift of the Class of 1969.

Class of 1984 Scholarship (2019)
Gift of the Class of 1984.

Class of 1986 Scholarship (2020)
Gift of the Class of 1986.

Class of 1987 Scholarship (2019)
Gift of the Class of 1987.

Class of 1989 Scholarship (2019)
Gift of the Class of 1989.

Class of 1990 Scholarship (2020)
Gift of the Class of 1990.

Class of 1994 Scholarship (2019)
Gift of the Class of 1994.

Class of 2019 Scholarship (2019)
Gift of members of the Class of 2019 in honor of their graduation.

Class of 2020 Scholarship (2020)
Gift of members of the Class of 2019 in honor of their graduation.

Hugo Cohn Scholarship (1984)
Gift of Hugo Cohn 1909. Preference is given to electrical engineering students.

Herbert J. Cooper Scholarship (1999)
Gift of Mrs. Deborah Cooper and the Estate of Herbert J. Cooper ’46.

Milton L. Cornell Scholarship (1958)
Gift of various donors in memory of Milton L. Cornell.

Paul and Lillian Costallat Scholarship (1972)
Gift of Paul and Lillian Costallat.

Constantinescu Engineering Scholarship (2012)
Bequest of Seban and Victoria Constantinescu.

Frederick Van Dyke Cruser Scholarship (1980)
Bequest of Maude Adelaide Cruser to support students in chemical engineering with financial need.

Crymble Scholarship (2011)
Bequest of John Crymble ’38, ’39, ’40 for the benefit of students who enroll in the College and later transfer to SEAS (wheather or not they earn a dual degree).

Cytryn Family Scholarship (2002)
Gift from Allan '72, '79 and Carol Cytryn.

Peter del Valle Scholarship (2015) 
Established by Peter del Valle '54CC, '55, '56.

Frank W. Demuth Scholarship (1965)
Bequest of Frank W. Demuth 1914.

Freda Imber Dicker Endowed Scholarship Fund (2000)
Gift of Dr. Stanley Dicker ’61 in honor of the hundredth anniversary of his mother’s birth (March 5, 1900). Preference is given to juniors and seniors in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Jack Dicker Endowed Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Dr. Stanley Dicker ’61 in honor of his father. Preference is given to juniors and seniors in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

James and Donna Down Scholarship (1997)
Gift of James ’73 and Donna Down to be awarded annually to a deserving minority undergraduate who has demonstrated academic achievement.

Stancliffe Bazen Downes Scholarship (1945)
Bequest of Bezena Treat Downes Merriman in honor of her brother, for a student in civil engineering.

Brooke Lynn Elzweig Scholarship (2002)
Gift of Gary Elzweig ’77. Preference is given to students with high financial need.

John L. Erikson Memorial Scholarship 
Gift from Betty Erikson in memory of her husband, John L. Erikson '50.

Thomas and Florence Farkas Scholarship (2002)
Gift of the Farkas family to support scholarships, with a preference for an incoming Columbia student who expects to major or concentrate in physics, mathematics, applied physics, or applied mathematics at either Columbia College or the School of Engineering.

Jeffrey and Lina Franklin Scholarship (2014)
Gift of Jeffrey M. '68 and Linda Franklin. Preference is given to students who attended high school in New York City, served in an organizational leadership role while in high school, and excelled on the SAT.

Jack B. Freeman Scholarship (1994)
Gift of Jack B. Freeman ’55. Designated to support students who are are members of the varsity baseball team.

Pier-Luigi Focardi Scholarship (1964)
Bequest of Clara G. Focardi.

Z. Y. Fu Scholarship (1993)
Gift of The Fu Foundation for undergraduate scholarship support.

Gavaudan Family Scholarship (2014)
Gift of Francesca and Emmanuel Gavaudan P'17, P'20.

Fernando Gayle Scholarship (2014)
Bequest of Fernando Gayle.

Ben and Ethelyn Geschwind Endowed Scholarship (2004)
Gift of Benjamin and Ethelyn ’84 Geschwind.

Alger C. Gildersleeve Scholarship (1955)
Bequest of Josephine M. Gildersleeve, in honor of Alger G. Gildersleeve 1889.

Sarah E. Grant Memorial Scholarship (1997)
Gift of Geoffrey T. ’82 and Annette M. Grant in memory of their daughter, Sarah. Designated to support students who have demonstrated academic achievement and are student athletes.

Adam R. Greenbaum Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Adam R. Greenbaum by his parents, relatives, and friends following his death in February 2001, when he was a sophomore. The scholarship is given to a SEAS sophomore who was named to the Dean’s List as a first-year, as Adam was, with a preference to students from New Jersey and New York.

Luther E. Gregory Scholarship (1963)
Bequest of Luther E. Gregory 1893.

Robert Gross Scholarship in Applied Physics (1999)
Gifts of friends of Robert Gross for an applied physics student.

Wallace K. Grubman-Graham Scholarship (1998)
Gift of Wallace Grubman ’50 and the Grubman Graham Foundation to support a student in chemical engineering.

Gu Scholarship (2012)
Gift of David'86 and Janice Gu P'18CC to support a students studying computer science.

Lawrence A. Gussman Scholarship (1987)
Gift of Lawrence Gussman ’38. Awarded annually to students studying computer science.

Haight Family Scholarship (2004)
Gift of Deborah E. Haight ’00.

Ralph W. Haines Scholarship (2002)
Gift of Ralph W. Haines ’69 for needy and deserving students in Columbia Engineering.

Alfred A. Halden Scholarship (1962)
Established by bequests from Dorothy C. Halden and Barbara Schwartz in memory of Alfred A. Halden.

Albert M. Hall Scholarship
Preference for students in metallurgy or materials science.

The Hamann Scholarship (1970)
Bequest of Adolf M. Hamann 1910.

Alfred M. and Cornelia H. Haring Scholarship (1965)
Gift of the Aeroflex.

H. Field Haviland Scholarship Fund (1988)
Bequest of Henry F. Haviland 1902. Scholarships are awarded equally between Columbia Engineering and Columbia College

Harold T. Helmer Scholarship (1965)
Bequest of Harold T. Helmer.

He Family Scholarship (2018)
Gift of Yaping He and Mi Mao P’22.

David Bendel Hertz College/Engineering Interschool Scholarship (1989)
Gift of David B. Hertz ’39. Awarded in alternate years to the College and to the Engineering School to a student electing to receive a B.A. from Columbia College and a B.S. from Columbia Engineering.

Edward Gurnee Hewitt Scholarship (1980)
Bequest of Mary Louise Cromwell.

Prentice Hiam Memorial Scholarship (2007)
Gift of Atul Khanna ’83. Preference for residents of India or students who have lived for a period of time in India.

James T. Horn Scholarship (1938)
Gift of Sarah L. and Mary T. Horn, in memory of their brother, James T. Horn 1884.

Holst Rabkin Family Undergraduate Scholarship (2018)
Gift of Kristina Holst ’04 and Mark Rabkin.

Hong Kong Alumni Engineering Scholarship (2019)
Gift of Columbia University Hong Kong Alumni Club. Preference for students who are residents of Hong Kong or Taiwan.

Richard and Janet Hunter Scholarship (2000)
Gift of Richard ’67 and Janet Hunter. Scholarship awarded to 3-2 program participants entering Columbia Engineering, with preference given to graduates of Whitman College.

Hurr Scholarship (2014)
Gift of Larry and Stephanie Ho P'16, P'18.

Richard C. Insinga Scholarship (2016)
Established by Dr. Richard C. Insinga ’70, ’71 to provide scholarship support to promising students enrolled at SEAS with demonstrated financial need.

Isaacs-Jonas Memorial Scholarship (2001)
This scholarship was endowed in 2001 by Gary F. Jonas ’66 and Jonathan L. Isaacs ’66 as the Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship to acknowledge the thirty-fifth anniversary of their graduation from Columbia Engineering. On April 30, 2003, Mr. Isaacs died at the young age of fifty-seven, and the scholarship was then renamed in his memory by Gary F. Jonas, with the support of Jon’s wife, Charlotte Isaacs. Following the passing of Mr. Jonas on Sept. 26, 2014, the scholarship was again renamed to honor the legacy of both Mr. Isaacs and Mr. Jonas. Note: this was previously listed as Jonathan Lewis Isaacs Memorial Scholarship. 

Sheldon E. Isakoff Endowed Scholarship Fund (2000)
Gift of Dr. Sheldon E. Isakoff ’45, '47, '52 and Anita Isakoff to support students in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Alfred L. Jaros Memorial Scholarship (1967)
Gift of various donors, in memory of Alfred L. Jaros 1911.

Cavalier Hargrave Jouet Scholarship (1941)
Bequest of Belinda Hearn Jouet, in memory of C. H. Jouet 1882.

Alfred E. Kadell Scholarship (1995)
Bequest of the Estate of Alfred E. Kadell 1921.

Wayne Kao Scholarship (1988)
Gift of Mabel C. Kao in memory of Wayne Kao ’49.

Ruth Katzman Scholarship (2011)
Bequest from Ruth Katzman in loving memory of her parents, Max and Lilian Katzman.

Stanley A. and Minna Kroll Scholarship for Engineering and Computer Science (1987)
Gift of Stanley A. Kroll ’28 to support students who are studying electrical engineering or computer science.

Henry Krumb Scholarship (1945)
Gift of Henry Krumb for annual scholarships in mining engineering, metallurgy, and ore dressing.

Jacob Kurtz Memorial Scholarship (1982)
Gift of Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc., and Kulite Tungsten, for undergraduates, preferably studying in the fields of metallurgy or solid-state physics. In memory of Jacob Kurtz 1917.

Lahey Scholarship (1932)
Bequest of Richard Lahey.

Martha C. Lappas Scholarship (1991)
Bequest of Martha Lappas.

Charles and Sarah Lapple Scholarship (2004)
Bequest from the Estate of Charles E. Lapple and Sarah V. Lapple to be used to provide scholarships to deserving undergraduate students.

Frank H. and Lorraine A. Lee Memorial Scholarships (1986)
Awarded annually to a student in the Combined Plan Program in honor of Professor Frank H. Lee.

Samuel and Minerva K. Lee and David A. Lee Scholarship (2005)
Bequest of the Estate of Samuel Lee to support students pursuing a degree in chemical engineering studies.

Leung Endowed Scholarship (2006)
Gift of Lawrence Leung P’10, P’15.

James F. Levens Scholarship (1973)
Bequest of Ola Levens Poole for students in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.

George J. Lewin Scholarship (1965)
Gift of George J. Lewin 1917 and family. Preference given to hearing-impaired students.

Alvin and Richard H. Lewis Scholarship
Gift of Alvin and Helen S. Lewis in memory of their son, Richard Lewis ’63.

James M. and Elizabeth S. Li Endowed Scholarship (2006)
Gift of James ’68, ’70, ’76 and Elizabeth Li. Awarded to students majoring in industrial engineering and operations.

Robert D. Lilley Memorial Scholarship (1988)
For students who are in their final year of the 3-2 Combined Plan Program and who have a commitment to community service.

Bruce and Doris Lister Endowed Scholarship (2000)
Gift of Bruce A. Lister ’43, ’47 to support a needy and deserving undergraduate student.

Madam Shiang-chin Liu Scholarship (2017)
Established by Dr. Mingdong Zhang and Dr. Ling Huang P’21 to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled at SEAS.

Lu Lo Family Scholarship
Gift of Lu Lo. Established to provide scholarships to undergraduate students, with a preference for students from China.

Anna Kazanjian and Guy Longobardo Scholarship (2007)
Gift of Anna Kazanjian ’49, ’52 and Guy Longobardo ’49, ’50, ’62. Preference given to students studying mechanical engineering who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Donald D. MacLaren Scholarship (1995)
Established by Donald D. MacLaren ’45 to support a student who is studying biochemical engineering.

Manelski Family Scholarship (2004)
Gift of Darren E. Manelski ’91.

Mango Family Scholarship (2016)
Gift of Donald and Patricia Mango P'16 to support high need students who attended high school in New York City with preference for members of an athletic team.

Ernest Marquardt Scholarship (1968)
Bequest of Ernest Marquardt 1912.

Ralph Edward Mayer Scholarship (1924)
Contributed by friends in memory of Professor Ralph Edward Mayer.

The John B. McDonald Scholarship (2018)
Made possible by the estate of Georgie McDonald Phillips. Created to provide scholarships for worthy students in memory of donor's father, John B. McDonald. Preference shall be first given to students of Irish descent.

Lilavati Mehta Scholarship (2015)
Gift of Anonymous Donor. Preference given to students that promote diversity of the student body.

Mahendra Mehta Scholarship (2014)
Gift of Jay Mahendra Mehta to provide financial aid to SEAS students. Preference for undergraduate students who are residents of Africa, with further preference for students who are residents of Kenya or Uganda.

Henry Michel Scholarship (2005)
Gift of Mrs. Mary-Elizabeth Michel in memory of Henry Michel ’49 to support civil engineering majors.

Stuart Miller Endowed Scholarship in Engineering (2003)
Gift of Stuart Miller.

John K. Mladinov Scholarship (1994)
Gift of Barbara P. Mladinov in honor of her husband, John K. Mladinov ’43. Awarded to a deserving undergraduate with a minor in liberal arts.

Frank C. Mock and Family Scholarship (1987)
Bequest of Frank C. Mock 1913. For students in electrical engineering with financial need.

New Hope Foundation Scholarship (2006)
Gift of Lee and Margaret Lau P’09 P’10CC. Preference is given to students from Ontario, Canada, or mainland China.

A. Peers Montgomery Memorial Scholarship (1990)
Gift of the family of A. Peers Montgomery ’26.

John J. Morch Scholarship (1963)
Bequest of John J. Morch.

Mary Y. Nee and Douglas Ng Family Scholarship (2008)
Gift of Mary Yuet-So Nee ’84, '91BU, P'15CC. Note: this was previously listed as Mary Y. Nee Endowed Scholarship

Frederick Noel Nye Scholarship (1971)
Bequest of Frederick Noel Nye ’27.

David Novick Scholarship (2011)
Bequest of David Novick '48, '54 to support civil engineering students.

P. Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship (2019)
Gift of the P. Family Foundation.

Parker Family Endowed Scholarship (2001)
Gift of Peter D. Parker ’72, ’74.

Robert I. Pearlman Scholarship (1989)
Gift of Robert I. Pearlman ’55. Preference is given to students from single-parent households.

Brainerd F. Phillipson Scholarship (1936)
Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Brainerd F. Phillipson.

Grace and Jerry Pi Family Scholarship (2017)
Established by Grace Wu ’00 and Jerry Pi to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled at SEAS with the preference first, to women, if underrepresented, and second, to socioeconomic group, educational background, or status as a member of an underrepresented group.

Andre Planiol Scholarship (1967)
Bequest of Andre Planiol for a student from France.

Roy Howard Pollack Scholarship (1998)
Bequest of Roy Howard Pollack to be used for scholarships for junior or senior students.

Polychrome-Gregory Halpern Scholarship
For students in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.

Rodman K. Reef Scholarship (1999)
Gift of Rodman Reef '69, '78.

Professor William H. Reinmuth Scholarship (1988)
Gift of Curtis Instruments, Inc., awarded in alternate years to Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Preference will be given to college students studying chemistry and to engineering students studying electrochemistry. Established in honor of Professor William H. Reinmuth.

Patricia Remmer Scholarship (2004)
Bequest of Patricia Cady Remmer '45BC.

Brenda and Dave Rickey Endowed Scholarship Fund (2008)
Gift of David ’79 and Brenda Rickey P’08 to benefit undergraduate students from California.

Kevin T. Roach Endowed Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Kevin T. Roach ’77.

The Frederick Roeser Fund for Student Aid (1934)
An annual loan to help pay educational expenses, which is awarded to students chosen by the Committee on Scholar-ships. The amount is individually determined and is to be repaid only if and when the student can do so without personal sacrifice. Repayments go into the Frederick Roeser Research Fund for research in physics and chemistry.

Edgar Lewisohn Rossin Scholarship (1949)
Bequest of Edgar L. Rossin, to provide a scholarship for students in mining engineering.

Harry B. Ryker (1947)
Bequest of Miss Helen L. Ryker in memory of her brother, Harry Benson Ryker 1900.

Walter H. Sammis Scholarship (1999)
Bequest of Mignon Wright.

Thomas J. Sands Endowed Scholarship Fund (2001)
Gift of Thomas J. Sands '86.

Peter K. Scaturro Scholarship Fund (1997)
Gift of Peter K. Scaturro ’82, ’85 to be used to support scholarships to students in Columbia Engineering or Columbia College, with preference given to scholar-athletes from Archbishop Molloy H.S. in Briarwood, Queens, NY.

Norman A. Schefer Scholarship (1999)
Gift of Norman A. Schefer ’50 and Fay J. Lindner Foundation.

Mark Schlowsky-Fischer Scholarship (2005)
Gift of George Schlowsky ’65 in memory of Mark Schlowsky-Fischer ’97 to support students studying computer science.

Dean Ralph J. Schwarz Scholarship (1993)
Gift of the Class of 1943 and other donors in memory of Ralph J. Schwarz ’43, former Acting Dean of Columbia Engineering. To be awarded to academically outstanding students who require financial aid.

David C. and Gilbert M. Serber Memorial Scholarship (1950)
Gift of the Serber family in honor of David Serber 1896. Designated to support a student in civil engineering.

Varsha H. Shah Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Hemant and Varsha Shah to support undergraduate female minority students.

Jared K. Shaper Scholarship
For deserving and qualified candidates for degrees in engineering.

Samuel Y. Sheng Scholarship (2007)
Gift of Samuel Y. Sheng '51, Lauren Wong Sheng '76, Kent Sheng, and Jean Sheng. Awarded to students who demostrate academic excellence.

Edith Shih Interschool Scholarship Fund (2008)
Gift of Edith Shih, Esq. '77TC, '78TC. Preference is given to international students.

David W. Smyth Scholarship (1957)
Bequest of Mrs. Millicent W. Smyth, in memory of her husband, David W. Smyth 1902.

Soemitro Scholarship (2017)
Gift of Ronny. S. Soemitro ’93, ’95IA to support undergraduate students at SEAS with demonstrated financial need.

Sophonpanich Family Scholarship (2017)
Established by Chartsiri and Nintira Sophonpanich P’16, P’18, P’19 to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students at SEAS.

Fritz and Emma Spengler Memorial Scholarship (1988)
Gift of Manfred Spengler '56, '55CC to support student athletes in the 3-2 Combined Plan Program.

Gene F. Straube Fund (2007)
Gift of Gene F. Straube ’50, ’49 CC. Preference is given to students who graduated from a high school or prep school in northern California, and who are pursuing studies in electrical engineering, or computer science.

Steve Tai and Kin-Ching Wu Endowed Scholarship Fund (2001)
Gift of Steve Tai ’80.

Tai Family Scholarship (2003)
Gift of Timothy Tai P’06 to be used to support Asian students demonstrating financial need and outstanding academic potential, with preference given to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, mainland Chinese, and Chinese-American applicants for admission. A T. Tai Family Scholar will be named in a first-year class, and with suitable academic achievement and continuing need, would retain that honor until graduation.

Theodosios and Ekaterine Typaldos Endowed Scholarship Fund (2000)
Gift of Andreas ’69 and Renee Typaldos and the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Preference is given to Greek-American students.

Valeiras Family Scholarship (2009)
Gift of Horacio and Amy Valeiras P’09 and Peter Valeiras '09.

Kenneth Valentine Memorial Scholarship (1986)
Bequest of Julia H. Valentine, in memory of Kenneth Valentine 1914. Preference is given to students in chemical engineering.

Frank Vanderpoel Scholarship (1936)
Bequest of Frank Vanderpoel.

William E. Verplanck Scholarship (1957)
Gift of Mrs. T. Bache Bleecker and Edward F. Verplanck 1912 in memory of their father, William E. Verplanck 1876.

Arnold Von Schrenk Scholarship (1943)
Bequest of Mrs. Helen von Schrenk in memory of her husband, Arnold von Schrenk.

Wells and Greene Scholarship
Bequest of Josephine Wells Greene.

Herbert A. Wheeler Scholarship (1923)
Gift of Herbert A. Wheeler.

Frederick C. Winter Scholarship (1966)
Gift of various donors in memory of Frederick C. Winter ’43.

William F. Wurster Scholarship (1974)
Gifts of William F. Wurster 1913. Awarded to a student of chemical engineering and applied chemistry.

Robert H. and Margaret H. Wyld Scholarship
Gift of Robert H. 1904 and Margaret H. Wyld.

Max Yablick Memorial Scholarship (1986)
Bequest of Max Yablick 1914. Preference is given to graduates of Hebrew day schools and to students in the Combined Plan Program with Yeshiva University.

Theresa Ann Yeager Memorial Scholarship (1983)
Gift of the family of Theresa Ann Yeager ’81 to support a woman who is enrolled Columbia Engineering.

Yu Family Scholarship
Gift of Richard ’82 and Jean Yu.

Bong and May Yu Engineering Scholarship (2016)
Gift of Bong and May Yu and Raymond P'89CC, P'90 and Amy Yu to support students enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics who have exceptional academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

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Named Fellowships

All named fellowships are awarded annually to graduate students. Preference is given to students who serve as teaching assistants. Graduate students who qualify for these awards will be contacted directly for application materials.

List of Fellowships

James Albaugh Fellowship (2013)
Gift of James F. Albaugh '74.

AI and Autonomous Systems Fellowship (2018)
Gift of anonymous donor to provide support for graduate students studying artificial intelligence or autonomous systems.

H. Dean Baker Fellowship (1982)
Awarded to support deserving graduate students in mechanical engineering.

Boris A. Bakhmeteff Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics
Provides a stipend for the academic year, with tuition exemption to be arranged by the recipient’s department, to a candidate for a doctoral degree in any department at Columbia University whose research is in fluid mechanics.

Bardhan Family Fellowship (2016)
Established by Dr. Indrajit Bardhan ’89, ’92 to support postdoctoral researchers with the IEOR Department, with a focus on Financial Engineering. To be awarded for five consecutive years, starting in 2016 and ending in 2020.

Blavatnik Doctoral Fellowship (2017)
Gift of Sir Leonard Blavatnik ’81 to fund incoming doctoral fellows focused on health- and medically-oriented engineering research.

Roy S. Bonsib Memorial Fellowship (1957)
Awarded to worthy students for advanced study or research in engineering.

Arthur Brant Fellowship (1997)
Gift of Arthur Brant. Awarded to graduate students of the Henry Krumb School of Mines in the field of applied geophysics.

Samuel Willard Bridgham-William Petit Trowbridge Fellowship
A combined fellowship awarded annually for research.

Byron Fellowship (1980)
Bequest of Verna and Oscar Byron 1914.

Calatrava Family Fellowship Fund (2017)
Gift of Santiago and Robertina Calatrav P’06, P’07, P’08, P’09, P’10BU, P’10LW, P’16AC to provide fellowships to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at SEAS.

William Campbell Fellowships for Encouraging Scientific Research
Four or five fellowships for research in the general field of metals.

Cheung Kong Innovation Fellowship (2016)
Gift of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Provides support for doctoral students at SEAS, with a preference to the field of innovation and entrepreneurship in a global context.

Chiang Chen Fellowship (2004)
Gift of the Chiang Chen Industrial Charity Foundation. Awarded to students in mechanical engineering.

Dr. J. Gunther Cohn Memorial Fellowship (2017)
Gift from the J. Gunther Cohn, Catherine Wolf Cohn & Viveka Cohn Gould Charitable Foundation for Scientific Studies and Research to support SEAS. Fellowship for graduate students studying earth and environmental engineering with preference to doctoral research in the area of climate change.

Professor Bergen Davis Fellowship
Gift of Dr. Samuel Ruben. To be awarded to a student in chemical engineering and applied chemistry upon the recommendation of the senior professor in chemical engineering active in electrochemistry research.

Erbilgin Family Fellowship (2011)
Gift of Vural Erbilgin P'09. Awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department, with a preference for students studying concrete technology and concrete structures in the future.

Herbert French Fellowship (2010)
Bequest of Ralph S. French '42CC.

Michael Frydman Endowed Fellowship (2000)
Established in 2000, a generous gift of a SEAS alumnus, Michael Frydman. Fellowship is designed to support academically gifted graduate students in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, particularly in the Management Science program. Students are awarded a monetary prize and a personalized crystal award.

Robert F. Gartland Fellowship
Gift of Robert Gartland, an IEOR alumnus. The fellowship is designated to support M.S. students in the IEOR Department, who have demonstrated academic excellence and professional promise in engineering and its business applications.

GEM Fellowship
The GEM fellowship provides African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans access to graduate education. The fellowship includes tuition, fees, a stipend, and a paid summer internship. Applicants for this fellowship must be engineering or applied science majors.

Neil and Mindy Grossman Fellowship (2013)
Gift of Neil ’78 ’79 ‘82SIPA ‘83LAW and Mindy Grossman. Provides support for women and underrepresented minorities.

Carl Gryte Fellowship (2007)
Two Ph.D. fellowships for the study of engineering mechanics in the Institute of Flight Structures in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. U.S. citizenship or permanent residence required.

Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Fellowships
Two fellowships for the study of engineering mechanics in the Institute of Flight Structures.

M. D. Hassialis Memorial Fellowship (2002)
Gift of former students of the late Krumb Professor Emeritus Hassialis. Previously awarded to students of the Henry Krumb School of Mines. Now supports students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering with a preference for those in the field of Earth resources economics and management.

Izzo Family Graduate Fellowship (2018)
Gift of Dr. Ralph J. Izzo ’78 ’79 ’81 and Mrs. Karen Izzo.

Higgins Fellowships
Designated to support first-year graduate students.

Edward J. Ignall Research Fellowship
Gift of family, friends, and former students in memory of Professor J. Ignall. Awarded to encourage and help suppot the research activities of a graduate student in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

Jiangsu Ruiha Graduate Fellowship Fund (2017)
Provides support for students studying financial engineering.

Herbert H. Kellogg Fellowship (1988)
Funded by former students and friends of Professor Emeritus H. H. Kellogg and the generous contribution of Professor Kellogg. Awarded to students of mineral engineering and chemical metallurgy.

Otto Kress Fellowship (1990)
Bequest of Mrs. Florence T. Kress in memory of her husband, Otto Kress. Awarded to postgraduate students.

Henry Krumb Fellowships
Annual fellowships in mining engineering, metallurgy, and ore dressing.

John F. T. Kuo Fellowship (1992)
Established by Dr. I. J. Won and other students of Professor Emeritus Kuo for the support of graduate students in applied geophysics.

Charles and Sarah Lapple Fellowship (2004)
Bequest of Charles ’36, ’37 and Sarah Lapple. Awarded to support deserving students in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Kuo and Grace Li Memorial Fellowship (1993)
Gift from the Li Foundation Inc. Awarded to students interested in mining, mineral resources, metallurgy, and materials science.

Ralph H. McKee Fellowship (1979)
Bequest of Ralph H. Mckee to support fellowships in the fields of mathematics or chemical engineering.

Walter Mielziner Fellowship (2011)
Bequest of Walter Mielziner ‘49 to support fellowships for students studying computer science, automatic controls or communications.

Benjamin Miller Memorial Fellowship
Awarded to a student in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Preference is given to students concerned with work in government-industry regulatory policy, procurement procedures and trade regulations.

Van C. Mow Fellowship (2018)
Established by Yuling Wei to provide fellowships to doctoral students enrolled in SEAS who are or plan to be engaged in biomedical research.

Nickolaus Fellowship
Gift of Nicholas Nickolaus'50.

Yunni and Maxine Pao Memorial Fellowship (2015)
Gift of Frank and Eleanor Pao in honor of the memory of their parents. Provides fellowships to doctoral students enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.

Piyasombatkul Fellowship Fund (2018)
Gift of the Piyasombatkul Family. For graduate students in the department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

Anthony Pesco Fellowship (2006)
Gift of Dr. Anthony Pesco ’82, ’83, ’87 to support students in the Chemical Engineering Department who wish to pursue careers in academia.

Presidential Distinguished Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded annually to selected incoming Ph.D., Eng. Sc.D., and master’s/Ph.D. students. Fellowships include tuition plus an annual stipend of $24,000 for up to four years, including three months of summer research. All applications for admission are considered for these new fellowships.

Bernard R. Queneau Fellowship
Gift of Bernard R. Queneau ’32CC, ’33. Awarded to a student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering.

David M. Rickey Endowed Fellowship (2000)
Gift of David M. Rickey ’79. Awarded to students studying electrical engineering under the holder of the David M. Rickey Professorship.

Samuel N.Rubinstein Endowed Fellowship (2005)
Bequest of Leo Rubinstein ’63 and gift of Frederick Rubinstein. Awarded to students studying applied mathematics or industrial design.

James and Sally Scapa Doctoral Fellowship for Innovation (2018)
Gift of James ’78 and Sally Scapa. Provides doctoral fellowships to students working under the supervision of the Scapa Professor.

Sunita Sanghi Fellowship (2017)
Established by Sharad Kumar Sanghi ’91 to provide fellowship support to graduate students enrolled at SEAS, with the preference to students who are residents of India.

Shardashish Interschool Fellowship Fund (2018)
Gift of the UNMF Foundation to provide financial aid to master's degree candidates studying at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. Preference shall be given to students who are residents of India who have demonstrated a strong commitment to India and its future and who have demonstrated financial need according to the process established by the Office of University Financial Aid. To be awarded for three consecutive years, starting in 2018 and ending in 2020.

Tang Family Fellowship (2018)
Gift of the Tang Family. Provides financial aid to a cohort of doctoral degree candidates who are working under the supervision of the Tang Family Professors or other faculty - students working in the area of financial technology in its broadest sense.

Tarmy Summer Scholars Fund (2014)
Gift of Barry L. Tarmy '54, '56 to provide stipends to potential Chemical Engineering doctorial applicants who are conducting research under the direction of the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Nickolas and Liliana Themelis Fellowship in Earth and Environmental Engineering (2000)
Gift of Nickolas and Liliana Themelis to support students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering.

Joseph F. Traub Graduate Fellowship Fund (2017)
Gift from alumni and friends in memory of Professor Joseph F. Traub.

Yu Yang Wang Graduate Fellowship Fund (2016)
Gift of Sonny Wu P’18, P’20CC to provide fellowships to doctoral students enrolled at SEAS.

Erwin S. and Rose F. Wolfson Memorial Engineering Fellowship (1979)
Gift of Erwin S. and Rose F. Wolfson.

T.Y. Wu Family Doctoral Fellowship (2019)
Gift of Edmond Chi Man Ng ’96.

Sonny Wu Doctoral Fellowship (2016)
Gift of Sonny Wu P’18, P’20CC to provide fellowships to doctoral students enrolled at SEAS.

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Outside Fellowship

The Wei Family Private Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to honor the memory of Dr. Chung Kwai Lui Wei and Mr. Hsin Hsu Wei. The purpose of the foundation is to award scholarship grants to students of Chinese heritage with high academic credentials who are pursuing a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering. Visit www.wfpf888.org for more information.

Medals and Prizes

List of Medals and Prizes

American Society of Civil Engineers—The Robert Ridgway Award
Awarded to the senior showing the most promise for a professional career in civil engineering.

American Society of Civil Engineers—Student Chapter Service Award
Established in 2008 to reward one or more students who have been particularly active in the Student Steel Bridge Competition.

American Society of Civil Engineers—Younger Member Forum Award
Awarded annually to members of the graduating class in civil engineering who have been the most active in promoting the aims of the Society.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
In recognition of outstanding efforts and accomplishments on behalf of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Section at Columbia University.

Applied Mathematics Faculty Award
Presented to an outstanding graduating senior in the applied mathematics program.

Applied Physics Faculty Award
Presented to an outstanding graduating senior in the applied physics program.

The Edwin Howard Armstrong Memorial Award
Awarded by the faculty of Electrical Engineering to one outstanding graduating senior and one outstanding candidate for the M.S. degree, to honor the late Edwin Howard Armstrong, professor of electrical engineering and noted inventor of wideband FM broadcasting, the regenerative circuit, and other basic circuits of communications and electronics.

The Theodore R. Bashkow Award
A cash award presented to a computer science senior who has excelled in independent projects. This is awarded in honor of Professor Theodore R. Bashkow, whose contributions as a researcher, teacher, and consultant have significantly advanced the art of computer science.

The Charles F. Bonilla Medal
The Bonilla Medal is an award for outstanding academic merit. It is presented annually to that student in the graduating class in the Department of Chemical Engineering who best exemplifies the qualities of Professor Charles F. Bonilla.

The Tullio J. Borri ’51 Award in Civil Engineering
A certificate and cash prize presented annually by the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics to a senior for outstanding promise of scholarly and professional achievement in civil engineering. This award has been made possible by gifts from the stockholder/employees and the board of directors of the Damon G. Douglas Company, a New Jersey-based general contractor, in appreciation of Mr. Borri’s many years of dedicated service and visionary leadership as chairman and president.

Computer Engineering Award of Excellence
Awarded each year by vote of the Computer Engineering faculty to an outstanding senior in the computer engineering program.

Computer Science Scholarship Award of Excellence
A cash prize to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding ability in the field of computer science.

The Edward A. Darling Prize in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Established in 1903 by a gift from the late Edward A. Darling, formerly superintendent of Buildings and Grounds; a certificate and prize awarded annually to the most faithful and deserving student of the graduating class in industrial engineering and
operations research.

The Edward A. Darling Prize in Mechanical Engineering
Established in 1903 by a gift from the late Edward A. Darling, formerly superintendent of Buildings and Grounds; a certificate and cash prize awarded annually to the most faithful and deserving student of the graduating class in mechanical engineering.

The Adam J. Derman Memorial Award
Established in 1989 by family and friends in memory of Adam J. Derman ’89 and graduate student in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Presented to undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional ability to make computer-oriented contributions to the fields of industrial engineering and operations research. Students are awarded a monetary prize and a personalized crystal award.

Electrical Engineering Department Research Award
Awarded by the faculty of Electrical Engineering to one outstanding graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding passion and accomplishment in research.

Electrical Engineering Department Service Award
Awarded by the faculty of Electrical Engineering to one outstanding graduating senior who has made significant contributions to the department and community at large.

Morton B. Friedman Memorial Prize for Excellence
Morton B. Friedman was a visionary in the vanguard of engineering education through his lifelong service as professor, department chair, and senior vice dean. Awarded periodically to an undergraduate or graduate student who best exhibits Dean's Friedman's characteristics of academic excellence, visionary leadership, and outstanding promise for the future.

Zvi Galil Award for Improvement in Engineering Student Life
Given annually to the student group that most improves engineering student life during the academic year. Established in honor of Zvi Galil, dean of the School from 1995 to 2007.

The Jewell M. Garrelts Award
Awarded to the outstanding graduating seniors who will pursue graduate study in the department that was so long and successfully shepherded by Professor Jewell M. Garrelts. This award is made possible by gifts from alumni and friends of Professor Garrelts and from the Garrelts family in honor of an outstanding engineer, educator, and administrator.

The Carl Gryte Prize
Awarded annually to an undergraduate student for service to the Department of Chemical Engineering.

The Jonathan L. Gross Award for Academic Excellence
This award was established in 2017 in honor of the much loved Professor Emeritus Jonathan Gross. Each year a cash gift is awarded to one graduating masters student and to one graduating senior from each of the four undergraduate schools served by the Department of Computer Science.

The Stephen D. Guarino Memorial Award in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
A certificate and cash prize established by a gift from Roger Guarino ’51 in memory of his son. Awarded to outstanding seniors in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research who, in the opinion of the faculty and Board of Managers of the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association, have been active in undergraduate activities and have displayed leadership, school spirit, and scholarship achievement. Students are awarded a monetary prize and a personalized crystal award.

The Wlliam A. Hadley Award in Mechanical Engineering
Established in 1973 by Lucy Hadley in memory of her husband. The award is made annually in the form of a certificate and prize to students in the graduating class in mechanical engineering who have best exemplified the ideals of character, scholarship, and service of Professor William A. Hadley.

The Thomas “Pop” Harrington Medal
Presented annually to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of character that Professor Harrington exhibited during his forty years of teaching. The medal is made possible by Dr. Myron A. Coler.

The Yuen-huo Hung and Chao-chin Huang Award in Biomedical Engineering
This award has been endowed to honor the grandfathers of Professor Clark T.Hung in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His paternal grandfather,Yuen-huo Hung, was a surgeon in Taipei who was renowned for his practice of medicine and for his compassion toward patients. Professor Hung’s maternal grandfather, Chao-chin Huang, was a famous politician in Taiwan who dedicated his life to the citizens of his country, serving as mayor of Taipei, speaker of the Taiwan Provincial Assembly, and consul general to the United States. This award is given to a graduating doctoral student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering who embodies the collective attributes of these distinguished individuals. This student will have demonstrated great potential for making significant contributions to the fields of biomedical engineering and public health, and for serving as an ambassador of biomedical engineering.

The Illig Medal
Established in 1898 by a bequest from William C. Illig, E.M., 1882, and awarded by the faculty to a member of the graduating class for commendable proficiency in his or her regular studies.

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Academic Excellence Award
Given to exceptional students who completed both B.S. and M.S. in the IEOR Department consecutively. Students are awarded a certificate and monetary prize.

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Academic Outstanding Service Award
In recognition of significant contributions to the IEOR Department, this award goes to students who have represented the department with grace and intelligence through their work as ambassadors, board members of professional student organizations, or course assistants. Students are awarded a diploma frame and a personalized crystal award.

The Bernard Jaffe Prize for the Encouragement of Inventiveness in Engineering
Gift of Fern Jaffe in honor of her late husband, Bernard Jaffe ’38, ’39. Given annually to an undergraduate and graduate engineering and applied science student who exhibits exceptional qualities of curiosity toward the engineered world and a predisposition toward inventiveness and novel problem solving in both theoretical and physical contexts. Preference is given to students whose endeavors are directed toward the betterment of the human condition.

Eliahu I. Jury Award
Established 1991 for outstanding achievement by a graduate student in the areas of communications, signal processing, or circuits.

Charles Kandel Award
Medal and cash prize presented annually by the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association to that member of the graduating class who has best promoted the interests of the School through participation in extracurricular activities and student alumni affairs.

Andrew P. Kosoresow Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, TA-ing, and Service
Awarded each year by the Department of Computer Science to up to three computer science students for outstanding contributions to teaching in the department and exemplary service to the department and its mission.

Dongju Lee'03 Memorial Award
Established in 2005 by family and friends in memory of Dongju Lee (DJ), graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 1999–2003. A certificate and cash prize awarded annually by the department to a doctoral student specializing in geotechnical/ geoenvironmental engineering and of outstanding promise for a career in research and academia.

The Sebastian B. Littauer Award
Established in 1979 in honor of Professor Littauer, a certificate and a prize are presented annually by the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research to the seniors who show outstanding promise of scholarly and professional achievement in operations research. Students are awarded a diploma frame and a personalized crystal award.

Robert D. Lilley Award for Socially Responsible Engineering
Established in 2013 by a gift from Helen M. Lilley, this award supports the activities of student clubs at the School that have as their primary focus socially responsible engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Certificate of Merit
In recognition of excellence in undergraduate studies.

Mechanical Engineering Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Established in 2017, the Mechanical Engineering Department makes the award to a student of the graduating class in mechanical engineering for participation in, and contributions to research.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award in Leadership, Service, and Scholarly Work
Established in 2017, awarded by the Mechanical Engineering Faculty annually to a student of the graduating class in mechanical engineering for dedication and contributions to leadership service and scholarly work.

The Henry L. Michel Award in Civil Engineering
Established by the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association in memory of Henry M. Michel'49, S.P.S., who built Parsons Brinkerhoff and MacDonald into one of the world’s leading engineering companies. A certificate and a cash prize are presented annually by the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics to a student or group of students in the Civil Engineering Department who demonstrate outstanding promise of leadership and professional achievement in civil and construction engineering. The award is in support of a project with emphasis on the construction industry in which the students participate.

Paul Michelman Award for Exemplary Service to the Computer Science Department
This award is given to a Ph.D. student in computer science who has performed exemplary service to the department, devoting time and effort beyond the call to further the department’s goals. It is given in memory of Dr. Paul Michelman ’93, who devoted himself to improving our department through service while excelling as a researcher.

Millman Award
A certificate and prize, in honor of Jacob Millman, awarded to two of the most outstanding teaching assistants for the academic year.

The Russell C. Mills Award
Presented to one or more computer science majors for excellence in computer science in memory of Russell C. Mills, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science who exemplified academic excellence by his boundless energy and intellectual curiosity.

The Mindlin Scholar in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
This award is presented to a graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in recognition of outstanding promise of a creative career in research and/or practice. This award is made possible by gifts of friends, colleagues, and former students of Professor Raymond D. Mindlin, and, above all, by the Mindlin family. It is intended to honor the Mindlin brothers, Raymond, Eugene, and Rowland, who excelled in their respective scientific fields of engineering research, engineering practice, and medical practice.

The Moles’ Student Award in Civil Engineering
Awarded to the student in engineering whose academic achievement and enthusiastic application show outstanding promise of personal development leading to a career in construction engineering and management.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
In recognition of significant contributions to the IEOR Department, this award goes to a doctoral student who has demonstrated outstanding pedagogical practices and dedication to student learning as a teaching assistant. The recipient is awarded a monetary prize and a personalized crystal award.

The James F. Parker Memorial Award (Mechanical Engineering Design Award)
James F. Parker served and represented Columbia engineering students as their dean from 1975 to 1984. He also distinguished himself in the pursuit and analysis of two-dimensional art. In recognition of his special combination of talents and their integration, the School of Engineering and Applied Science salutes the graduate student who has distinguished her- or himself as a designer. A person of creative and innovative inclination receives the James Parker Medal, as evidenced by outstanding performance in courses integrating engineering analysis and design.

The Robert Peele Prize
A cash prize awarded from time to time to that member of the graduating class in mining engineering who has shown the greatest proficiency in his or her course of studies.

The Claire S. and Robert E. Reiss Prize in Biomedical Engineering
Gift of Robert Reiss, InterVentional Technologies Inc. Awarded to a graduating senior in biomedical engineering judged by faculty most likely to contribute substantially to the field.

The Robert Edward Reiss Award in Chemical Engineering
Awarded annually to the student in the Department of Chemical Engineering who shows the greatest promise of success in applying the discipline of chemical engineering to the improvement of biological products and medical devices.

The Francis B. F. Rhodes Prize
Established in 1926 by Eben Erskine Olcott 1874, in memory of his classmate, Francis Bell Forsyth Rhodes, School of Mines, 1874, and awarded from time to time to the member of the graduating class in materials science and metallurgical engineering who has shown the greatest proficiency in his or her course of study.

School of Engineering and Applied Science Scholar Athlete Award
Presented from time to time by the Office of the Dean to that graduating student who has distinguished himself or herself as a varsity athlete and scholar.

School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Activities Award
This award is presented to an undergraduate degree candidate in Columbia Engineering who by virtue of his or her willingness, energy, and leadership has significantly contributed to the co-curricular life of the School.

Robert Simon Memorial Prize
The Robert Simon Memorial Prize was established in 2001 to honor Robert Simon, a Columbia alumnus who spent a lifetime making valuable contributions to computational and mathematical sciences, and is awarded annually by the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics to the doctoral student who has completed the most outstanding dissertation. Should no dissertation qualify in a given year, the prize may be awarded to either the most outstanding student who has completed a Master of Science degree in the department or to the most outstanding graduating senior in the department.

The Richard Skalak Memorial Prize
The Richard Skalak Memorial Prize was founded in recognition of the pioneering contributions of Richard Skalak to the development of the biomedical engineering program at Columbia University. Dr. Skalak was an inspirational teacher and scholar who taught students and colleagues to appreciate the value of broad interactions between engineering and medicine, particularly in the fields of cardiovascular mechanics, tissue engineering, and orthopedics. The Richard Skalak Memorial Prize is awarded annually to a senior biomedical engineering student who exemplifies the qualities of outstanding engineering scholarship and breadth of scientific curiosity that form the basis for lifelong learning and discovery.

Student Excellence Award in Electronics, Circuits, and Physics
Awarded by the faculty of Electrical Engineering to one outstanding graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding passion and accomplishment in electronics, circuits, and physics.

Student Excellence Award in Information and Systems
Awarded by the faculty of Electrical Engineering to one outstanding graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding passion and accomplishment in information and systems.

Professor Rene B. Testa Award
A prize that will be given to graduate and undergraduate students who have achieved excellence in their academic program and have actively participated in the research and testing mission of the Carleton Laboratory.

The George Vincent Wendell Memorial Medal
Established in 1924 by the friends in the alumni and faculty of the late Professor George Vincent Wendell to honor and perpetuate his memory; a certificate and medal awarded annually by choice of the class and the faculty to that member of the graduating class who best exemplifies his ideals of character, scholarship, and service.

Bill Campbell Award 
Presented by the CAA to a graduating student at each school who shows exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit as exemplified by Bill Campbell '62CC, '64TC, Chair Emeritus, University Trustees, CAA co-founder. Special consideration will be given to student leaders who have demonstrated a willingness and ability to work across schools or organizations. 

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Residence Hall Scholarships

List of Residence Hall Scholarships

Class of 1887 Mines Residence Scholarship
Awarded annually to a third-year degree candidate, with preference given to descendants of members of the Class of 1887 Mines.

Class of 1896 Arts and Mines Scholarship
Awarded annually to a degree candidate in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, or the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, with preference given to descendants of members of the Class of 1896 Arts and Mines.

Class of 1916 College and Engineering Fund
Gift of the Class of 1916 College and Engineering.

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