Penn State College of Engineering Penn State College of Engineering

Ralph K. Hillquist Honorary SAE Scholarship

Application Deadline:



M E, E SC juniors


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. Hillquist is the founder of the Conference, and serves on its General Committee. Contributions to this scholarship fund may be directed to the SAE Foundation.


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 Award:

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded every other year at the SAE Noise & Vibration Conference.

Please Submit:

* Begin the application process online.
* If you are qualified, you will be prompted to continue the process and submit the following:
o Official copy of your high school transcript
o SAT/ACT scores
* All information must be submitted by January 15.

Online Application: