Dr. Thomas G. Swaney Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Engineering


This scholarship was established by Mrs. Thomas G. Swaney in memory of her husband, Dr. Thomas G. Swaney (’65 MS and ’67 Ph.D., both in Applied Mechanics).


The purpose of this scholarship is to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Thomas G. Swaney on the campus of Kansas State University and within the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, and to provide financial assistance for student support to the same. This scholarship is a supplemental scholarship with an award level of $1,000 per year.


Recipient(s) of the scholarship will be graduate student(s) in good standing at Kansas State University and majoring in any curriculum within the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering on-campus graduate program, who has demonstrated leadership skills throughout their graduate academic career at the university. Leadership activities can be with the university, the local community or a professional association. Recipient(s) of the scholarship must be citizens of the United States. The scholarship is a one-year award.

Application process

Application materials for this scholarship are due April 10, 2020, with awardees selected by May 15, 2020. Funds will be awarded in the fall semester of the following academic year.

The materials noted below (items 1, 2 and 3) should be submitted as a single pdf file to ergp@ksu.edu. The recommendation letters can be submitted separately to ergp@ksu.edu.

  1. Dr. Thomas G. Swaney Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Engineering Application Form (see form (doc))
  2. Curriculum Vita - Vita should include academic history, publications, presentations, awards and honors, professional services and professional experiences.
  3. Transcript(s) (in English) for Kansas State University and other schools the applicant has attended.
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation - Two letters of recommendation are required to be submitted in support of the student’s application packet. At least one letter should be from a Kansas State University faculty member. Each letter should summarize the student’s qualifications highlighting demonstrated leadership activities and impact.