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Scholarship Requirements

All applicants must be US citizens currently attending or accepted to a fully accredited college or university: Schools such as but not limited to;

  • Bucknell University

  • Cornell University

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Tufts University

  • University of Maine, Orono

  • University of New Hampshire

  • University of Vermont

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Applicants for the scholarships will be highly screened. The application process will include an application form, a mechanical aptitude test, a questionnaire determining interests and aptitudes. The questionnaire is a career assessment survey, which will help to determine not only the applicant's abilities, but more importantly, his/her interests.

As an engineer and inventor who has employed and trained many people throughout the years, Mr. Dearborn has found that interest is more important than any other ability. Aptitude alone without interest is not enough to ensure success and personal fulfillment.

“What is the difference between a scientist and engineer” per the University of Maine Website. There are two different professional groups within a broad area of physical science and technology. There are scientists, such as physicists, mathematicians, chemists and astronomers, and meteorologists: and then there are engineers. Scientists and engineers work as a team to develop technological advances, but the detailed activities of these two groups differ. The scientist seeks new knowledge and discovers new technological principles.  The engineer puts this knowledge and principles to practical use.

The application forms may be downloaded and MUST BE electronically filled out and emailed to info@dearbornfoundation.com.