Scholarship Details

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. Resident
Incoming Senior at the time of application
Pursuing a degree in the area of Noise & Vibration through an ABET accredited program.
Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation - one (1) that focuses on academics and one (1) that outlines involvement in extra-curricular activities or employment

Applicant must be a Mechanical Engineering Major or majoring in a related automotive discipline focusing on automotive development, design, and testing

Applicant should be grounded in system dynamics (at least sophomore or junior level), strength of materials, system optimization or controls, experimental methods or instrumentation, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and vibration, acoustics, or noise control

Applicants should have a strong background in the areas of dynamics, vibration, control, modeling, and acoustics through course work, extra-curricular/club activity, internships or employment

Terms of Award:

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.

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