The Mechanical Engineering Department awards a number of scholarships based on academic performance, financial need, and professional interest.
The department has one scholarship that students must apply for. The Frank Wesley Childs IV Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984 to honor Frank Childs, a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Idaho (class of '84).
This scholarship is open to University of Idaho students majoring in Mechanical Engineering who will be juniors or seniors when the scholarship is received, and who have achieved a minimum University of Idaho grade point average of 3.0. Eligible students must fill out the scholarship application form which is available through the mechanical engineering department office each spring.