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Program Goals

The goal of the Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD) program is to broaden the participation of academically talented students majoring in electrical and computer engineering. The program is part of National Science Foundation's efforts to encourage more students toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students may receive up to $10,000 per year to support academic scholarship.


One of the goals of the program is to build diversity among electrical and computer engineering students. The ROSE-BUD program is a scholarship and professional development program available to academically talented students majoring in electrical or computer engineering who demonstrate a financial need with special emphasis on women and minorities.

Eligible students are freshmen with a demonstrated financial need who have been accepted to Rose-Hulman. The ROSE-BUD program will provide financial support, advising, mentoring, networking and professional development. To be eligible for the ROSE-BUD Scholarship Program students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be accepted to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Major in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Demonstrate high academic qualifications and professionalism
  • Be eligible to receive financial aid and demonstrate an unmet need


Special support mechanisms have been developed for both scholarship recipients and current ECE students to help them prepare for summer internships and research experiences. The students will also have the opportunity to interact with professionals and upper-classmen through networking and mentoring. Several workshops and seminars designed around personal and professional development will be held each academic year.

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