November 1, 2013

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in partnership with the INCOSE Foundation, has announced the opening of applications for this year's Alexander Kossiakoff Scholarship Award.

This scholarship recognizes and encourages students in master's or doctoral programs that are engaged in promising applied systems engineering research.

The award comes with a $5,000 grant to the student and an optional paid internship at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory where he or she will work on relevant systems engineering problems. The student will also be provided with a plaque and recognition at INCOSE's annual international workshop.

Recent awardees include:

Douglas Orellana
Systems Architecting and Engineering Doctoral Student
University of Southern California

Gabriel Lewis
Systems Engineering Master's Student
George Mason University

Scholarship Criteria

  • Rigor and creativity of proposed applied research
  • Potential application to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Strength of resume and bio-sketch
  • Strength of academic recommendations
  • Additional attributes noted in the applicant's materials that go beyond the application requirements

Application Process - Due December 1

  • Each applicant must submit an application package that includes a complete resume, a brief bio-sketch, and a description of the research areas of interest
  • Include a discussion of the contribution and expected outcomes that will benefit applications of interest to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Applicants must have two letters of recommendation submitted by two faculty references
  • Send completed application and faculty references to Ms. Holly Witte, INCOSE Foundation Managing Director, by December 1:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • Applicant must be an admitted student in a master's or doctoral program in systems engineering at an accredited university
  • Applicant must submit an application by December 1 of each year
  • Applicants may not receive more than one award

For more information, please contact