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Several merit-based scholarships are available to students in our department.  Specific requirements for these awards can be found on Minnesota State University Scholarship Finder.   The following is a summary of some of these scholarships.

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Technology is pleased to offer the following scholarships:

Bob and Marsha Qualset Electrical Engineering Scholarship

Up to $1500 may be given to one electrical engineering major who meets the following criteria:

(1) Must have officially applied for and been accepted in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

(2) Must be accepted as a major in Electrical Engineering

(3) Must have an excellent academic record

(4) Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills

(5) Must demonstrate leadership on campus

(6) Preference will be given to students from rural communities

Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology Department Scholarship

Three awards of $1000 are available.

Forrest Nelson Electrical Engineering Scholarship

Two awards of $750 will be given. To qualify, a student must be a junior, admitted and enrolled in Electrical Engineering (permitted into third year, 300-level courses). Students choosing a power engineering option will have preference when this option becomes available.

John P. and John R. Habinger Electrical Engineering Scholarship

One award of $1000 may be given. To qualify, a student must be a junior, admitted and enrolled in electrical engineering (permitted into third year, 300-level courses).

Rudy and Leone Salfer Electrical Engineering Scholarship

Up to four awards of $1000 will be given to EE or EET majors who have completed at least 45 quarter or 32 semester hours of college courses, of which at least half must be in science, math, engineering, or engineering technology. Scholarship is the primary criterion, but letters of recommendation regarding leadership, career potential and work ethic will also be considered.

Thin Film Technology/Mankato Area Foundation Scholarship

One award of $2000 will be given to a senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Two awards of $1000 will be given to a senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Four awards of $500 will be given to a junior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates must be a declared major in either computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering technology, computer engineering technology, electronic engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, chemistry, mathematics or physics. Recipients are selected by the Dean's Scholarship Review Committee.

Hickory Tech Foundation for ECET Students

Up to five awards of $1000 are available for students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with high extracurricular experiences are preferred. Preferred majors include EE, CET, EET.

Kato Engineering Scholarship

One award of $5000 will be given. To qualify, a student must be entering their junior year (having completed at least 64 semester credit hours) in electrical engineering, have a cumulative GPA greater than 2.5, and 3.0 or higher in their major. Important note: The recipient of this scholarship will have specific employment obligations. Kato Engineering offers real-world engineering opportunities for the Jeni Muehlbauer (Trafton North 242) for the form and additional information.

Design Ready Controls, Inc. Launch Innovate Scholarship

One awards of $1,500 will be given. Applicants must be:

  • First-year students at time of application.
  • Electrical or Computer Engineering majors.

Preference will be given to Electrical Engineering students who show an interest in software programming in the manufacturing sector.

E.F. Johnson Scholarship

One awards of $2,800. Preference may be given to:

  • Students who have sophomore status
  • Students who have completed two semesters at Minnesota State, Mankato by the application deadline.

Wiltgen Family Scholarship

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the home page of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology (ECET) at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Please refer to the Department's Academic Year Goals to get a sense of our priorities and specific goals that we strive to achieve.

Research

ECET focus area power electronics/renewable energy, led by Dr. Vince Winstead and Dr. Jianwu Zeng, has been supported during the last 3 years with major development grants amounting to $1.6 million from Xcel Energy

Electrical and Computer Engineering & Technology Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology.