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


 

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Montgomery Perry  

Montgomery Perry

ME Graduate of the Year Award
I am a local from the California Bay Area, born and raised in the East Bay. I am a non-traditional student who decided to return to college after working my way into engineering within a field of materials science. It was after I started school that I began to fall in love with mechanical engineering and decided to pursue my BSME. Much of the last 5 years of my education has been spent both working and studying full time. Shortly after graduation, I will be starting a new career at Lockheed Martin Space Systems where I will be working as a Mechanical Design Engineer and learning how to design satellites. I will also be starting my MSME here at SJSU this coming fall. A little about myself, I am passionate about traveling off the beaten path and spent much of this last summer backpacking across Southeast Asia. I also love reading, writing, and learning languages. Currently, I am working to improve my Spanish and plan to travel to Latin America when its safe to travel again.

 Moshe Reinhart

Moshe Reinhart

S. Brooks Walton Scholarship Award
My name is Moshe Rienhart and I come from San Ramon, California. I'm extremely passionate about Mechatronics and the future of Engineering technology, so much so that I spend much of my free time designing machines ranging from robots to drones to electric long boards. Learning Engineering at SJSU has been a pleasure, it has opened my mind to the physical principles and possibilities of the world around me. Aside from my studies and my work at startups and robotics companies, I greatly enjoy backpacking in beautiful spots, learning languages (I speak several including Spanish and Cantonese), and traveling around the world to open my perspective the ways of living in places so different from my own. I'm extremely grateful to have the opportunity to receive this scholarship, I look forward to continue learning and applying engineering to my life, and I hope that I can be a part of helping make the world a better place.

 Mustafa Ihsan

Mustafa Ihsan

S Brooks Walton Scholarship Award
My name is Mustafa Ihsan. I’m mechanical engineering at San Jose State University. I was born and raised in Iraq. Since I was little I have a big interest in electronics and technologies. I like to solve problems specially the one that requires science and thinking. After high school I decided to go to medical field but when I came to the United States I decided to go to engineering field because I like to invent and solve problems. I like to design and build new things. I also knew how to play guitar. My life was not easy and it was not full of success. I kept falling and standing until I reached what I have now. Here in the United States I learned that success path is not easy and straight. Smart working and passion are the way to achieve goals.

 Nadia Allaf

Nadia Allaf

Mechanical Engineering Endowment Scholarship
I am a Spring 2020 Mechanical Engineering graduating senior. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and since moved to British Columbia, Oahu, and currently Santa Cruz, CA. I am passionate about ocean sustainability and underwater robotics and hope to be a part of overcoming the challenges of oceanic research and mitigating pressures on the ocean ecosystem. During my two years at San Jose State University, I have worked on projects including autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) to monitor fish in the Santa Clara watershed as my senior project, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) control system, a robotic tool changer, and a solar charging station prototype for electric vehicles. 

 Dipika Rajale

Dipika Rajale

Mechanical Engineering Endowment Scholarship
Hello, my name is Dipika Rajale, and I am a first-year graduate student. I come from India, and I moved to the US a year back. I have around 6 years of professional experience as a Product Design Engineer in the Aerospace and Automotive organizations in the past. I decided to join graduate school to take my passion and professional experience to the next level of expertise. I believe in the quote “love what you do and do what you love” by Wayne Dyer. This has helped me to stay motivated and focused on my studies. Apart from my studies, I like to spend time traveling and photography. In the last year, I have explored four states of the US to experience different cultures and enjoy some of the national parks. Lastly, I am delighted and honored for being selected for this prestigious scholarship. I would like to thank the selection committee for considering my profile.

 Mark Mateo

Mark Mateo

Mechanical Engineering Endowment Scholarship
I'm proud to be a mechanical engineering student! I come from a humble family that does their best to instill great personal values, and I wouldn't be here without their support (special shout out to my mom for her love and understanding). I hope to create tools and vehicles to get humanity to expand its presence onto other planets (and maybe create race cars on the side). I do my best to learn from my mistakes so that can be a better person than I was yesterday. My passions are cars, nuclear fusion, space, physics, & gaming.

 Haadi Elahi

Haadi Elahi

David A. Brown Fellowship in Mechatronics
Haadi is a third-year Mechanical Engineering student from Pleasanton, California looking to pursue a career in Robotics. At SJSU, he is currently a member in the Robotics team as well as the honor societies Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi. In his free time, Haadi enjoys following soccer, playing video games, and spending time with family.

 Jingwen Tan

Jingwen Tan

Steven Meacham Memorial Scholarship
If you try an hour of sailing east from Hong Kong, two hours of driving north to Mei Zhou, and a half-hour of hiking in Yingna mountain, you can discover a small village surrounded by golden rice fields. This place stores all my memory of childhood before I moved into China’s silicon valley, Shenzhen, and finally connect with the biggest technology center of the world, the Bay Area. Growing up from watching the Robot Wars makes me want to be a robotic mechanic who builds power suits like the iron man and friendly companions like Doraemon. When I was a kid, my brain was full of creative thoughts. However, without comprehensive knowledge and technology, most ideas have been forgotten. Therefore, I want to be an engineer at sunrise and switch to a teacher who helps children to realize their imagination after sunset.

 

Yacin Chouggar

Steven Meacham Memorial Scholarship
First of all, I am honored to be one of the recipients of this scholarship that was intended for mechanical engineering students. My name is Yacin Chouggar; I’m pursuing my undergraduate studies at San José State University to become a mechanical engineer. I have lived in downtown Oakland for about eight years now, but I was born and raised in Algeria, a country located in northern Africa. Living on my own in the US, is a real struggle – it hasn’t only offered academic and financial challenges, but most importantly taught me the real sense of life, and helped me to realize the importance of college education. Although having to support myself, and pay for my college tuition was tense – I worked extremely hard to learn the language, adapt to the change and survive in my new word, I never gave up on school, and I worked my way out to college. People ask me why migrating, it is risky, it hard...true, I agree it was hard, it was risky...etc. I agree, but there is no other ways to progress than hardship, so I work so hard for my goals, I take risks, and rather fail than not try. I’m a driven person; I like to explore new things in life, I love travelling, and stay active – I like hiking, soccer playing. 

 Nathaniel Dejan

Nathaniel Dejan

Steven Meacham Memorial Scholarship
I am from Daly City, CA and with my mom and sister. I went to St.Ignatius college prep in San Francisco where I was senior class president and president of the robotics club. I had an internship at NASA Ames for two summers as an Areospace Engineering Technician Intern is the Astrophysics department. Then at the end of freshman year at SJSU, I interned at Chemical Safety Technology for a year working as a mechanical design engineer. After that I worked at Stellartech Research Corp for 6 month as a Mechanical Engineering Intern designing and documenting medical devices. Currently, I work at Applied Materials as Technical Escalations Engineering Intern. I am also an Eagle Scout and enjoy the outdoors.

 Vincent Tran

Vincent Tran

Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship Award
I am a graduate mechanical engineering student with a focus on Mechatronics. My interests include learning about control systems design. I hope to apply these skills in the future and become a successful mechatronics engineer. I also hope to travel the world and take wonderful pictures while I’m at it. I believe learning about different parts of the world is important to improve the mind and soul.

 Sadaqatali Mirza

Sadaqatali Mirza

Francis Huang Memorial Scholarship Award
My name is Sadaqat Mirza and I just completed my master’s degree in mechanical engineering. I am from India and I came to SJSU in Fall 2o18 to pursue my passion for mechanical design. Before coming to the US, I had experience working in a high-volume manufacturing environment and the opportunity to design and build exciting models. At SJSU, I learnt a lot from the courses and the projects I have worked on and in Fall 2019 I got a SJSU Student Scholarship for my achievements. It’s motivated me to continue with my passion for design engineering and I’m thankful to the donors and to the committee to have received this scholarship.

 Brian Gough

Brian Gough

Mechanical Engineering Veterans Scholarship 
I'm originally from Nashville Tennessee and moved to Sacrameto when I was 13. At age 18, I joined the navy and served five years as a submarine sonar technician stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As a part of my submarine qualifications, I was tasked to learn about the workings of all of the ship's systems. It was during my qualification process that I became fascinated by engineering and decided that I wanted to study it. My hobbies include hiking, photography, basketball, reading (my favorite book is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Great book!) and during the quarantine I've developed a wierd habit of watching virtual city tour videos on YouTube. Please let me know if there is anything else you'd like to know. Take care.

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

 

Click here for a list of former Scholarship Recipients.  

 

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.

Andrew Lau-Seim