Ralph K. Hillquist Honorary SAE Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Ralph K. Hillquist, a retiree from General Motors Proving Grounds, and is funded by the SAE Noise & Vibration Conference and related activities. Mr. Hillquist was the founder of the conference, and served on its general committee. Contributions to this scholarship fund may be directed to the SAE Foundation.

Applications will be judged on the basis of academic performance and leadership activities, with additional consideration given for special study or honors in the field of the award.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship (not permanent resident).
  • 3.0 grade point average.
  • U.S. citizen.
  • Enrolled full-time as a junior in a U.S. university accredited through ABET.
  • Have a declared major in mechanical engineering or an automotive-related engineering discipline.
  • Preference will be given to those individuals with studies/courses in the areas of expertise related to noise and vibration (ex: statics, dynamics, physics, vibration).

Terms of Scholarship:

Application Deadline: January 15, 2013.

How to Apply:

  • Download the ">application and save it to your computer as a Word document.
  • Complete the application. All applications should be typed and submitted as a Word document or in .pdf format.
  • Submit the following by January 15:
    • Completed application
    • Official copy of your college transcript
  • All materials should be sent to:
    Email: scholarships@sae.org
    Mail: SAE International
    Scholarships & Loan Program
    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA 15096

Selection and Announcement of Recipient:

  • Recipient will be selected by the SAE Scholarship Committee and notified by the end of June.
  • Applicants not selected will be notified by the end of July.

Payment of Scholarship Funds:

  • This scholarship will be paid into your account at your selected university in July/August.
  • It can be used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses.

Terms for Renewal of Scholarship: This scholarship is not renewable.

Prior Recipients

Questions can be directed to:

SAE Scholarships and Loans Program
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096 USA