Scholarship applications open for Industrial Engineering program at Southern Illinois University


Edwardsville, IL – Scholarship applications are open for the Industrial Engineering Program (IE) of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE). Scholarships offer a direct incentive for IE careers, which have a projected growth of nearly 39,400 hires during the next 10 years (, 2023). One-time scholarships are available for eligible first-year students and transfer students. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15.

“Industrial engineering careers range from defense to transportation, traditional manufacturing, to service industries like healthcare or banking,” said Sinan Onal, PhD, associate professor and chair of SOE. “IE students go on to work in companies all over the world, but more importantly, they work to solve problems that impact humans all over the world.”

Two selected transfer students majoring in IE will each receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000. Four first-year IE majors who are selected will each receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500 each. The IE awards will apply to the spring 2024 semester.

Graduates of SIUE’s industrial engineering program are placed in industry careers nationally and internationally. The average starting salary is $75,000 (Glassdoor 2023).

Apply for the scholarship online or by downloading the application at and emailing the completed application to Dr. Sinan Onal at by Dec. 15, 2023.


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