The Engineering Distinguished Scholar (EDS) Program was established to recruit outstanding students with unique backgrounds to graduate study in engineering at Michigan State. Spanning ten programs in the College, EDS awards are highly competitive and awarded only to the most outstanding applicants. EDS recipients have enhanced opportunities to learn, do research, and contribute to our academic community.
EDS awards enable students to begin research with a faculty mentor early in their graduate career, and include a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits. EDS awardees are also eligible for travel funding to present research findings at technical conferences and professional meetings.
All Ph.D. applicants are automatically considered for the EDS when they apply to Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Computational Mathematics Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Highly competitive applicants will demonstrate excellence in academic and research experiences as well as a commitment to leadership and community engagement.