Greenberg Scholars Program

Aaron Greenberg at graduation

‌‌The Aaron and Zelda Greenberg Scholars Program will incorporate an estimated 10-15 students, annually, who will work with faculty advisors to develop a program of independent research study that will weave through both B.S. and M.S. degree programs. Faculty advisors will seek to find meaningful projects and will incorporate external internships or other scholarly experiences along this path to enhance not only the Scholars’ academic development, but also their professional skillset.

The Greenberg Scholars will be expected to obtain both the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the CArE Engineering Department in 5 years, and will actively seek to attain national level recognition while doing so (e.g. by securing fellowships or awards from NSF, DOE, etc.). The Greenberg Scholars Program will challenge our most talented students to reach their full potential while concurrently attracting prospective students to the challenges and opportunities the program provides.

The academic requirements, expectations and eligibility follow the established Master Student Fellowship Program.

Students accepted into the Greenberg Scholars Program will be given preference for support from the Greenberg scholarship fund to help meet the scholars’ unmet financial needs.


Incoming freshmen are eligible to apply if:

  1. They have an ACT score of 31 or above/SAT of 1440 or above; and
  2. They graduated with a GPA of 3.75 or were in the top 5% of their high school class.

Transfer students are eligible to apply if:

  1. They have a college GPA of 3.75 or above; and
  2. They have completed a minimum of 24 graded, college-level credits.

Current S&T students are eligible to apply if:

  1. They have completed a minimum of 24 graded, college-level credits;
  2. They have approval from their department; and
  3. They have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 in S&T courses.

Additional Expectations

  • work with the CArE Engineering Department faculty member to identify research topics of interest and then select a research advisor, who in turn commits to advise and  mentor the scholar (as well as provide support for any incidental expenses that might be required by the scholar during the course of his scholarly study);
  • regularly attend research talks, seminars and symposia at S&T;
  • complete a minimum of 3 semesters of guided undergraduate research under the advisement of a CArE Engineering Department faculty member;
  • participate at least one S&T Undergraduate Research Fair;
  • seek summer research or internship programs, such as NSF REU programs, DOE SULI programs, or similar (internships in industry or consulting can be targeted as well to gain experience pertinent to the research being conducted);
  • complete and submit national-level applications for competitive scholarships or fellowships (e.g., NSF, NASA, etc.);
  • attend conference(s) as appropriate with research advisors to present research results;
  • prepare a S&T graduate school application the earliest applicable time; and,
  • prepare at least one research article for publication consideration in collaboration with research advisors and team members as appropriate.

Aaron Greenberg photo

Aaron Greenberg

Greenberg Scholarship Fund

The Greenberg scholarship fund was established through generosity of Aaron and Zelda Greenberg and honors Aaron Greenberg’s legendary commitment to S&T. He was one of the Miner Alumni Association’s most dedicated members, serving as an admissions ambassador, public resource ambassador and class coordinator. Aaron rarely missed a Homecoming or annual spring scholarship banquet. He and sister Zelda established this memorial endowment to support the excellence of student education and advancement in his home department and alma mater.

How to apply

To apply for the Greenberg Scholars Program, please complete this form by May 1, 2020, and submit to Jody Seely ( by email.