As a Chapter, we feel that scholarship programs are a vital function and provide needed support to the future engineering professionals.

We provide a $1,500 scholarship and have partnered with Chicago Engineers Foundation to reflect the strength of our membership.

Applications for 2022 were due March 31, 2022.

Requirements: Currently enrolled students entering their Junior or Senior year pursuing an engineering degree or career and either living or "attending" school in Chicago are eligible. To apply visit:


Scholarship Pages:

IEI Scholarship Page (state society)

NSPE Scholarship Page (national society)

ISPE Chicago Chapter announced its scholarship winner for 2022 in July! Read below.

Consider a donation to our scholarship fund!

ISPE Chicago Chapter is soliciting donations from our members and friends for this scholarship fund. The scholarship recipient will again be an outstanding student studying in the engineering field.

Since the scholarship program is funded through the generosity of our members and supporting businesses, the Chapter Board of Directors is hopeful that you will give serious consideration to making a tax-deductible donation in support of this program. Please consider making a donation and/or asking your employer to donate. For any employer that donates at least $100 we will add their logo to our scholarship page to identify them as a supporter at appropriate events. We will also acknowledge individual donors as appropriate.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation:

Two Ways to Donate

1) Donate via Zelle (or other bank transfer program) to:

2) or you can send a check (made out to "ISPE Chicago Chapter Scholarship") to to this this address:

ISPE Chicago Chapter Scholarship

11 Pleasant Hill Dr.

Palatine, IL 60074

Donations to Chicago Chapter ISPE Scholarship Foundation are tax deductible. Even a small donation helps make our scholarships possible each year. Each year, the chapter provides scholarships to deserving engineering students. Recent winners have been from OSU, IIT, UIC, and UIUC.

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Congratulations to the 2022 Scholarship Winner!

Michael Kadus of Purdue University

The ISPE Chicago Chapter is proud to announce our selection of Michael Kadus as this year's scholarship winner. Michael is a rising Senior at Purdue University studying Industrial Engineering with a minor in Management. He has interned as a Global Supply Manager at Apple since August 2021. Previously, he interned with SpaceX at their South Texas Launch Site working on the Starship. Before SpaceX, Michael was a Technical Program Manager Intern at Tesla to help on the Tesla Semi program.

At Purdue, Michael is highly involved in several organizations. He is a leader in the engineering community through his work on the Purdue Engineering Student Council and as a Purdue Engineering Ambassador and former Senator representing the College of Engineering in the Purdue Student Government. Michael serves the greater Purdue community as a member of Purdue’s Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and the Senior Development Board for Purdue Solutions Consulting. Beyond Purdue, Michael and his brother created Destination Internship, a podcast and website where they provide resources and guidance to help college students get engineering internships.

Outside of work and school, Michael enjoys cooking, agility training with his puppy Millie, and reading. Mike also likes to watch sports and especially cheer on the Chicago Bears!

Congratulations, Michael!

Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Winner!

Joe Kresic of the Ohio State University

Joe Kresic was the 2021 scholarship winner. Joe is an incoming fourth year student at The Ohio State University studying Industrial and Systems Engineering with a specialization in Supply Chain Management and Logistics. At school, he is a part of Engineers Without Borders, an is currently the Vice President of Operations. Engineers Without Borders at The Ohio State University works closely with local communities as well as communities abroad. Internationally, they just completed a 4-5 year project in The Gambia where they implemented an irrigation system and water tower for the community due to water supply issues. They are next planning to build a school for a community in Ecuador. Joe also works part time at one of the recreation centers as a member services lead. He also is a frequenter of intramural sports including soccer and bags (known as cornhole in Ohio). Joe is also working at DHL Supply Chain as an Operations Intern at one of their Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company sites. He has enjoyed learning about day-to-day operations and all that goes on in the warehouse setting. Joe is not sure exactly where he wants to go after graduation, but returning to Chicago is at the top of his list. Congratulations, Joe!

Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship Winner!

Kremena Dokliev of the Illinois Institute of Technology

The ISPE Chicago Chapter is proud to announce our selection of Kremena Dokliev as our 2016 scholarship winner. Ms. Dokliev is Civil Engineering student at IIT with a focus on Structural Engineering, graduating May 2018. She has excelled in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA and even finds time to work part time with Thornton Tomasetti and volunteer with 2 organizations on campus. Kremena truly exemplifies what it takes to be an engineering leader and we wish her the best of luck!

Thank you to our 2016 Corporate Donor!!

Congratulations to the 2015 Scholarship Winner!

Ms. Ines Torra of the University of Illinois at Chicago

"Ms. Torra is recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, completing her Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering with a Minors in Civil engineering and Mathematics. She has continued her education at UIC this Fall pursuing a Master of Science in Structural Engineering and Mechanics. She serves several engineering organizations including Society of Women Engineers, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, Engineering World Health, and American Society of Civil Engineers and plans to pursue a professional engineer license."