Chattanooga Engineers Club

Engineering Scholarships

For many years the Engineers Club members have contributed to a fund from which small scholarships were awarded annually.

Beginning in 2020, the CEC has the pleasure of distributing engineering scholarships and educational grants from a large bequest received from the estate of Almeda & Earl Lee Frazier of Soddy Daisy.  Almeda was President of the CEC in 1981 and an active member for decades.  The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC) has been engaged to administer this program in consultation with the CEC leadership.  There are four parts to the Frazier Engineering Education & Development fund:

1.  Annual grant of $10,000 to the CSCC Foundation (Chatt State) to be distributed as scholarships to aspiring engineering students.  Selections are made by CSCC's internal application process.

2.  Annual grant of $10,000 to the UTC Foundation to be distributed as scholarships to committed engineering students.  Selections are made by UTC's internal application process.

3.  Annual grant of $10,000 to the CFGC Engineering Education Fund to be distributed to students graduated from local high schools who are diligently pursuing engineering degrees at colleges or universities other than CSCC and UTC.  Applications are managed by the CFGC--call them or or see their web site (coming soon) for more details.

4.  Up to $10,000 annually in small portions to support STEM-related education in the local region--such as FIRST Robotics programs, Science Fair, and STEM teacher training.  Contact any CEC Officer or send email to for more information on how to have a project or activity considered.

Record of STEM activities that have received funding through part-4:

  • 2020 - Supported the STEM High School FRC Robotics team toward entrance into an additional competition in Memphis which should increase their readiness for further competitions. Many of these students grew up through the FIRST Lego program and invest substantial amounts of time in this pursuit.
  • 2021 - Provided the first robot kit for a group of Bryan College engineering students who wanted to start a collegiate level VEX team to continue their passion for that program which they'd already participated in through high school.  The team actively competed in 2022, and hosted a very successful high school VEX tournament on the Bryan campus in the fall of 2022.
  • 2022 - Scholarships of $500 each awarded to Bryan College and Cleveland (TN) State Community College engineering programs.
  • 2023 - Scholarship funding of $4000 provided to Bryan College Engineering.
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