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OGE Awards

Generous donors have provided MIT with permanent funds in support of stipend awards for students who fall into unique categories. The Office of Graduate Education administers these awards through an annual competition. All nominations must be submitted by the departmental graduate office on behalf of the student. Students who qualify for one of the awards should contact their graduate administrator in order to be considered for nomination.

The following symbols are used in the award descriptions:

US Citizens Eligible

U.S. citizens are eligible

Permanent residents are eligible

Internationals are eligible

OGE awards: Deadline December 16, 2022

Fellowship list last updated November 12, 2021

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Louis B. Seigle Award 2022-2023

Number of Awards: Not offered FY23
Field: Unrestricted
Amount: Standard tuition, student health insurance, and standard stipend
Tenure: Nine months, not renewable

Eligibility:

For a graduate student pursuing entrepreneurial activities, or one who has proposed such activities; must be a Texas citizen. First priority given to citizens of the Houston, Texas area with a second priority available to other Texans.

Permanent residents are eligibleU.S. citizens are eligible

Raj V. Tahil (1981) Fellowship Fund

Number of Awards: One
Field: Unrestricted
Amount: $1,500 scholarship
Tenure: One-time award, not renewable
Nomination requirements:
  • Departmental letter of nomination
  • Resumé
  • A transcript (for currently enrolled students, unofficial transcript or grade report is fine)

Eligibility:

Preference in awarding the fellowships shall be given to graduate students performing research on improving the environment through scientific, engineering or public policy solutions.

Internationals are eligiblePermanent residents are eligibleU.S. citizens are eligible

Elie Shaio Memorial Award

Number of Awards: Four
Field: Schools of Engineering or Science, or the Department of Economics
Amount: $3,000 scholarship
Tenure: One-time award, not renewable
Nomination requirements:
  • Departmental letter of nomination
  • Resumé
  • A transcript (for currently enrolled students, unofficial transcript or grade report is fine)

Eligibility:

First preference to graduates of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel; second preference to any Israeli citizen who has completed a degree at any university in Israel; and third preference to any graduate student in any department who is recommended by the Board of Directors of the B’Nai B’rith Hillel Foundation.

Internationals are eligiblePermanent residents are eligibleU.S. citizens are eligible

NEEKEYFAR Fund Award

Number of Awards: Two
Field: Unrestricted
Amount: $2,500 scholarship
Tenure: One-time award, not renewable
Nomination requirements:
  • Departmental letter of nomination
  • Student statement of Iranian background
  • Resumé
  • A transcript (for currently enrolled students, unofficial transcript or grade report is fine)

Eligibility:

For a graduate student from Iran or, if there are none, to a graduate student of Iranian descent.

Internationals are eligiblePermanent residents are eligibleU.S. citizens are eligible

Robert B. Guenassia Award

Number of Awards: Two
Field: Unrestricted
Amount: $1,500 scholarship
Tenure: One-time award, not renewable
Nomination requirements:
  • Departmental letter of nomination
  • Resumé
  • A transcript (for currently enrolled students, unofficial transcript or grade report is fine)

Eligibility

For a graduate student from either the Ecole Centrale or the Lycée Louis le Grand.

Internationals are eligible

Ho-Ching and Han-Ching Fund Award

Number of Awards: Two
Field: Unrestricted
Amount: $2,500 Scholarship
Tenure: One-time award, not renewable.
Nomination requirements:
  • Departmental letter of nomination
  • Resumé
  • A transcript (for currently enrolled students, unofficial transcript or grade report is fine)

Eligibility:

For an enrolled or incoming graduate student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China). A second preference will be given to graduates from other Chinese engineering universities if no students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University are currently enrolled or have been offered admission.

Internationals are eligiblePermanent residents are eligibleU.S. citizens are eligible