VIP Batts & Brown Annual Scholarship


The Warren Batts and Austin Brown Innovation Award recognizes students who experience academic and professional growth through VIP and who substantially contribute to their VIP projects. Applications for Spring 2020 are currently in progress. Please read below on eligibility, applying, and deadlines.


Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors.

VIP students who are citizens of the United States.

Students enrolled in VIP in the current semester.

Students previously enrolled in VIP, but who are not currently enrolled because of a Co-op, internship, study abroad, etc.

Strong preference is given to students who participate for two or more semesters.



Step 1

Student completes the award application form.


Step 2

Student submits the form to his/her VIP advisor via email.


Step 3

Advisor completes the advisor section of the form.


Step 4

Advisor submits the form via email to



Monday, February 24th 2020

Students are notified of application eligibility, guidelines, and deadlines.


Monday, March 2nd 2020

Applications become available to students.


Monday, March 9th 2020

Suggested deadline for students to submit forms to their advisors.  This gives advisors 5 workdays to complete their section and submit the form to VIP.


Monday, March 16th 2020

Deadline for advisors to submit forms to VIP.


Monday, March 30th 2020

Winners announced via email.


Students who are awarded money from these funds will be required to attend a scholarship luncheon that will take place in either the Spring or Fall 2020 semester.



For questions please contact Cahara Murray at