Drake Scholarship

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites prospective incoming freshmen to apply for the Mary C. and William G. Drake Scholarship. This scholarship offers awardees expenses paid during at least the first year of study in the department of Mechanical Engineering, with funding up to three additional years contingent upon scholars' meeting established minimum academic performance criteria.


Awardees will be selected on the basis of interest in Mechanical Engineering as well as outstanding achievements in academic studies and extracurricular activities. Financial resources of the applicant are not a criterion for this award. The scholarships are available only to applicants who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents by August 15, 2019.


The amount of the award is in each year equal to the cost of attendance as determined by the University's Financial Aid Office. Your award covers educational fees and tuition, costs of dormitory housing and food, and provides for some incidental educational expenses. The scholarship also provides a full supplement for non-resident tuition. For a detailed listing of the costs covered, please visit the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships website.


If you would like to apply, please submit the following items at https://goo.gl/FTYy5s.


1. A completed application.


2. A Career Decision Essay (maximum 2 pages). State your reasons for considering Mechanical Engineering as your course of study. Discuss any scientific or engineering project with which you have been involved, and describe any scientific or engineering book or article that may have recently sparked your interest. Please list your full name on each page.


3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (please use linked MS Word template).

Letters should be submitted directly to the online application. These should come from, most preferably, a Mathematics or Science teacher.


DEADLINE: All application materials need to be submitted no later than Tuesday, March 21, 2019, at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. We highly recommend that materials be submitted at least a few days in advance of this deadline as late materials will not be accepted.


If you have questions about this award, please contact:

Shareena Samson, Undergraduate Student Adviser for ME
Phone: (510) 642-4094