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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

Application Deadline Extended to Monday, March 16th!

The American Society of Naval Engineers began its scholarship program in 1979 in order to promote the profession of naval engineering and to encourage college students to enter the field. Since the inception of the Scholarship Program, ASNE has since awarded hundreds of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing an education and career in naval engineering.  Have a question regarding the application process? Read the ASNE Scholarship FAQs or email scholarships@navalengineers.org

FAQs and Application
To view or download FAQs: ASNE Scholarship FAQs
To view or download application: ASNE 2020-2021 Scholarship Application

About the ASNE Scholarship
Though rooted in tradition, a constant push for more power and efficiency, the application and development of cutting-edge technology, modern warfare and issues related to national security have aided the evolution of naval engineering. Today, naval engineering includes most engineering disciplines as they are applied to a naval specialty and has become a challenging and rewarding career field in high demand. 
Eligible programs of study for ASNE scholarships include:

  • Naval architecture
  • Marine engineering
  • Ocean engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology
  • Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • Other relevant professions as accepted by the ASNE Scholarship Committee
A combination of undergraduate scholarships ($4,000 per year) and graduate scholarships ($4,000 per year) are awarded each academic year.
  • Undergraduate candidates—Must be applying for support in their junior and/or senior year of an engineering program at an accredited undergraduate college or university.
  • Graduate candidates—May apply for support during one full year of a graduate program or co-op leading to an engineering or physical science degree at an accredited university.
Selection criteria include the following:
  • Academic record
  • Work history
  • Professional interest in naval engineering

The scholarship program is merit-based, however, financial need may also be considered.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens to apply.


Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients!

ASNE Delaware Valley Section Scholarship
Ms. Jennifer Owrutsky
York College of Pennsylvania
Electrical Engineering

ASNE Flagship Section Scholarship
Mr. Elijah Dobos
University of Michigan
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Mr. Sean Healy
Webb Institute
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

ASNE Headquarters Restricted Funds
Mr. Adam Beba
University of New Orleans
Naval Architecture

Mr. Zachary Preciado
Florida Institute of Technology
Ocean Engineering

James A. Lisnyk Fund
Ms. Linda Waters
Webb Institute
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
ASNE San Diego Section Scholarship
Ms. Shannon Liu
Webb Institute
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Mr. Jacob Martinez
San Diego State University
Mechanical Engineering

ASNE Tidewater Section Admiral David Donohue Scholarship
Mr. Benjamin Koenig
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering

ASNE Tidewater Section James Pitt Scholarship
Mr. Luke Herbermann
Webb Institute
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Mr. August Sturm
University of Michigan
Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering

ASNE Tidewater Section Captain Joseph Yurso Scholarship
Mr. Jonathan Wang
Webb Institute
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Commander Lewis E. Erner Fund
Ms. Renee Tremblay
Webb Institute
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering