Department Scholarships

Information about 2020 applications for department scholarships will be posted soon. 

ME Scholarship Opportunities

Please check out this flyer to see scholarship opportunities available for ME students. The deadline for the application is March 31, 2020

CSU 2020-2021 Scholarships open! 

The CSU Systemwide Scholarship Program is offering a wide variety of scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students. One scholarship is the CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement that recognizes students with financial need who epitomize superior academic performance, exemplary community service, and achievement of significant personal accomplishments. CSU Scholarships can be found under External Scholarships. 
Check the College of Engineering scholarship website for more details, apply for CSU Scholarships before May 15th and SJSU Scholarships before March 29th!

Undergrads: Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program Applications Open!

Students seeking bachelor’s degrees must have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA. The scholarships range from $2,000 to $10,000 and scholarship recipients get exclusive access to internship and employment opportunities after graduation. Learn more about the program and apply at their website. The application deadline is May 15


2019 Scholarship Recipients

Montgomery Perry

Steven Meacham Memorial Scholarship

Steven Meacham was an SJSU ME student who participated in the Engineering Projects through Community Service (EPICS) program for his senior design project. He and his team designed a mobile shower unit for homeless communities. Mr. Meacham tragically lost his life in Summer 2017, shortly before he was to graduate. This scholarship in his honor has been set up by his
family for a Mechanical Engineering student who participates in the EPICS program for his or her senior design sequence.

Benjamin Lagace
S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Award for ME Graduate of the Year

The S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Awards were established in 1981 to recognize the outstanding graduate-of-the-year in the Mechanical Engineering program.  $500 is awarded to an outstanding Mechanical Engineering graduate, as nominated and selected by ME faculty.

Nadia Allaf, Rusiru Gunawardena
David A. Brown Fellowship in Mechatronics

The David Brown Fellowship in Mechatronics was established in 1996 to promote the professional development of the recipient in the area of Mechatronics, and to advance the development of the Mechatronics program at San José State University. The recipient of the $2000 award is expected to contribute to mechatronics laboratory development and laboratory instruction during the fellowship year.


Steven Nguyen, Collin Rikkelman
Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship Award

The Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship in Engineering was established by his family in 2004, to provide a $500 scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering.

Marcus Freitas
Donald Myronuk Memorial Scholarship Award

The Donald Myronuk Memorial Scholarship Award was established by his family and friends in 2004 to provide $500 in educational support to a deserving and promising student who a junior, senior, or graduate student who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of Pi Tau Sigma.

Asmaa Darwish, Jack Fogelquist, Alex Horwege
Mechanical Engineering Endowment Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded using donations in the name of Daniel Alksne, Philip Blair (ME faculty 1957-1978), and Vasily Prian (ME chair 1961-1967).


Alfonso De La Rosa, Redza Dzafri Sham
S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Awards

The S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Awards were established in 1981 to  recognize two deserving and promising students in Mechanical Engineering.



Former Scholarship Recipients

Steven Meacham Memorial Scholarship

2018 Ivan Ayala

Daniel Alksne Memorial Scholarship Award 

2018 Margaux Lopez, 2013 Anthony Weidrick, 2011 Aaron Mazzulla

S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Award for ME Graduate of the Year

2018 Scott Venancio, 2016 Jamil Elbanna, 2015 Zubair Chowdhry, 2014 Joy Franco,  2013 Shauna Roth, 2012 Karen Wakita, 2011 Christine Berg

David A. Brown Fellowship in Mechatronics

2018 Benjamin Lagace and Phat Nguyen, 2016 Michael Kemp and Nguyen Nguyen, 2015 Jonathan Carlson and ASlex Hatcher, 2013 Stephen Davis and Ixtli-Nitzln Sanchez, 2012 Zachary Reinman, 2011 Ben Roberts

JABIL Circuit, Inc.

2013 Syed Rameez Hasan

Alexander G. Liniecki Scholarship Award

2016 Quyen Tran, Harikrishhna PatadiyaAliasSoni, 2015 Giovanni Zechhini, 2014 Rocely Mati, 2013 Harikrishna Patadiya, 2012, Michael Grace, 2011 Michael Grace

Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship Award

2018 Aryamitra Bake, Jack Fogelquist, Menson Li, 2016 Wilton Chang, 2015 Abhishek Yelllapragada and Jamil Elbanna, , 2014 Minh Tran, 2013 Joy Franco, 2012 Michael Signorelli, 2011 Killol Acharya

Vasily Prian Memorial Scholarship Award

2018 Ryan Kutney, 2011 Matthew Kihlthau

Philip M. Blair Memorial Education Award

2018 Domingo Castro, 2012 Mark Ortega, 2011 Joshua Zorn

MAE Veteran's Scholarship Awards

2018 Carmeron Mew, 2016 and 2015 Hugo-Tupac-Yupanqui, 2013 Robert Dee, 2012 Robert Dee, 2011 Josh Hogan

S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Awards

2018 Austin Huynh, 2016 David Araujo and Vincenzo Donatini, 2015 Tyler Mori and Abrham Lema, 2014 Benjamin Lee and Randy Castillo,2012 Shauna Roth and Daniel Wu, 2011 Manuel Ahumada, Christopher Hartney

Donald Myronuk Memorial Scholarship
2018 Alex Horwege, 2015 and 2016 Leana Tran-Le, 2013 Ali Gharakhani, 2012 Manuel Ahumada



Scholarship Founders

Philip M. Blair

Philip Blair served as a San José State University faculty member from 1957 to 1978. The Philip M. Blair Memorial Education Award was established by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1981.

S. Brooks Walton

S. Brooks Walton was San José State University's very first engineering faculty member, hired in 1946. He was responsible for developing the Engineering Department's first courses in mechanical engineering, and was instrumental in establishing the Mechanical Engineering Department, which he chaired from 1958 to 1961.

David A. Brown

David Brown is an alumnus of San José State University and among his distinctions is the founding of Quantum Corporation, a disk drive manufacturing company.

Francis Huang

Francis Huang was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at San José State University from 1958 to1991, and served as department chair from 1973 to 1981. He is also an alumnus of SJSU, having earned his BS in Production Engineering from SJSU in 1951 followed by earning an MSME in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1952 and a Professional Mechanical Engineering degree from Columbia University in 1964. Prof. Huang worked as a Design and Production Engineer for the M. W. Kellogg Company from 1952 to 1958 before joining the faculty at SJSU.

Donald Myronuk

Donald Myronuk was a faculty member at San José State University from 1969 to 1992.   He earned his BS and MA degrees from Queens University and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Among his unique areas of expertise were forensics engineering and accident reconstruction.

Alexander G. Liniecki

Alex Liniecki was a faculty member at San José State University from 1969 to 1994, and continued teaching part-time through 2003. Dr. Liniecki received his MS and PhD degrees from the Technical University of Poland, and came to California after teaching for several years in Ghana, West Africa.