The goal of SIAEA shall be to organize and unite in fellowship the engineering and architectural professionals of Indian origin; to assimilate the arts and sciences of Indian Heritage into the American society to enhance the image and high visibility of Indian professionals and to stand tall within American mainstream.

Scholarship Announcement

The Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA) Scholarship Program has been introduced and formulated for many years now, to encourage studies in the field of Engineering or Architecture. Ten scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded to children of Indian Origin who are enrolled in under-graduate and graduate degree programs of Engineering or Architecture. The Evaluation and Award of the Scholarships will be merit and Need based. Scholarship Committee’s decision of the award will be the final decision of the award.

Kalpana Patel has very graciously agreed to sponsor two SIAEA scholarships, in honor and memory of Bansi Shah, past president of SIAEA.


1. Must be enrolled full time in a college or university working towards an under-graduate degree in an Engineering or Architecture related field and /or enrolled in graduate studies/ master program in Engineering or architecture related studies.
2. Preference will be given to 3rd and 4th year UG students and Graduate students, Merit and need based (evidence of Merit and family income to be provided).
3. A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 is required.
4. Transcripts certifying the above are to be attached with the application.
5. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the institution (not to the students) on behalf of the award recipient.
6. Preference will be given to Institutions located within the Tri-State region. However, Students from outside Tri-State region are also eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship.
7. Student membership is must to apply for scholarships. It is required by all students to become member of the SIAEA prior to receive the scholarship award. Membership form can be sent with Scholarship application
(Student membership fees are $ 20.00 and membership forms are available on
8. Must submit complete Scholarship Application Form on or before October 10, 2018 with a permanent email address. (Note: only student email addresses will not be accepted)
9. Previous scholarship recipients are NOT eligible to apply again.
10. Awardees must be present in person to receive Scholarship Awards during SIAEA Annual Gala on Saturday, October 20, 2018 evening at Grand Hyatt, NYC