Published: Aug. 28, 2020

Seven CU Engineering graduate students, plus an eighth CU Boulder student studying physics, have earned prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships in fall 2020.

The fellowship program, established by Congress in 1989 and sponsored by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, promotes education in science and engineering disciplines relevant to national defense. The highly competitive program supports promising U.S. scientists to pursue doctoral degrees. The three-year fellowships cover recipients' full tuition and fees and provide a $38,400 annual stipend, a $5,000 travel budget for professional development, and up to $1,200 a year in health insurance.

This year's recipients are studying in the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering, and Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

Interested in applying for a 2021 NDSEG fellowship? Visit for eligibility requirements and more information. Application deadline is 9:59 p.m. MT on Nov. 2, 2020.

— Compiled by Emily Adams, Jonathan Raab and Jeff Zehnder.