We encourage members to stay active within our organization by attending social and volunteering events. To be considered an active member, members must attend 1 event per semester.
Graduating seniors must purchase Tau Beta Pi graduation regalia (cords and stole) via the University of Houston Tau Beta Pi chapter. In addition, it is a requirement to attend the Initiation Ceremony your last semester as well as be considered an active member in order to purchase your TBP graduation regalia. Please fill out this form to express interest. You can pay for your regalia at the office or via paypal below. Paypal does charge a small fee.
Graduation regalia will be presented to prospective graduates during the end of the semester Banquet.
Lastly, all newly graduates must fill out this survey.
The Tau Beta Pi Association Scholarship Program was established in 1998 with five awards named in honor of former Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus R.H. Nagel. Awards have been made to more than 1,700 Scholars for their senior year of engineering study. Click here to find out more information about the scholarship.
The scholarships range from $2,000 per full school year or $1,000 per semester.
The Fellowship Program is Tau Beta Pi's single most important project for the advancement of engineering education and the profession. It is a time-proven idea which was pioneered by Tau Beta Pi in the honor-society field. The plan was adopted by the 1928 Convention as a result of the recommendation and labors of President A. D. Moore.
Since the beginning, the purpose has been to finance, for a select group of members chosen for merit and need, a year of graduate study at the colleges of their choice. A distinguishing feature of Tau Beta Pi fellowships has always been that they are as free of binding rules as possible. Tau Beta Pi fellows are free to do graduate work in any field which will enable them to contribute to the engineering profession. The only specific duty of awardees is to write a report at the completion of the fellowship year summarizing their work. Click here to find out more information about the fellowship.
The fellowship is in the amount of $10,000.
The Laureate Program recognizes student members who have demonstrated exceptional talent outside the field of engineering. Chapters may nominate one or more members as a Laureate based upon their contributions in arts, athletics, service, or diverse achievements. Each Laureate will be presented with a $2,500 cash award and a plaque at the Annual Convention. Laureate nomination packages are assembled by a chapter nomination committee, excluding but in consultation with the candidate. The nomination deadline is March 15.
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Since 1935, the Tau Beta Pi Association has aided student members with their financial needs while in school, or with payment of their initiation fees, through the Educational Loan Fund. This service is offered for student members in amounts up to $2,500 per member. Repayment is required after three years, and a simple interest rate of 6% is charged from the day the loan is received.
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