Member Benefits

Besides being a great resume builder, Tau Beta Pi offers the following benefits. You can find more member benefits listed on the TBP Nationals Member page.

FE Review Discounts

Florida Alpha holds review sessions taught by University of Florida engineering professors to help students study for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE). A semester of reviews costs $40 for non-members, but only $10 for members of Tau Beta Pi.

You can find more information about this program on the FE Reviews page.

Networking Opportunities

Florida Alpha holds sessions for members looking for information about companies, graduate school, and scholarships and fellowships. In Fall 2013, we had info sessions with GE, National Instruments, Draper Labs, MIT's Graduate School, and the SMART Scholarship Program.

Best People Engineering Job Board

Nearly 700 engineering jobs and internships are posted on Tau Beta Pi's Best People Engineering Job Board. New listings appear each Monday. Visit soon to post your resume too.

AlumNet

AlumNet is a program matching student members with participating alumnus members through email to:
  • Share information about a field, company, institution, location, etc.
  • Facilitate the establishment of networks critical for career development
  • Identify alumni willing to serve as guest speakers and chapter advisors

Scholarships

If you have at least one full year of undergraduate school left, you may apply for the Tau Beta Pi scholarship. Tau Beta Pi will award approximately 150 scholarships of $2,000 each for the 2014-2015 school year. They are awarded in $1000 increments in the fall and spring. The scholarship is non-renewable, and applications for the 2016-2017 school year are due by April 1, 2016.

Laureates

Tau Beta Pi Laureates receive $2,500 cash awards and plaques which are presented at National Convention. The Tau Beta Pi Laureate Program was formally established by the 1984 Convention to recognize annually up to five Tau Beta Pi student members who outstandingly exemplify the "spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges." Award categories include the arts, athletics, diverse achievements, and service. Contact the Chapter President to make a nomination. The deadline is April 1st.

Fellowships

Graduate students with at least one full year of school left can apply for Tau Beta Pi graduate fellowships. Tau Beta Pi will award approximately 30 fellowships worth $10,000 for the 2016-2017 school year, and they are awarded in 10 $1,000 monthy increments. Preference is give to first-time graduate students. Applications are due February 1, 2016.

Loans

Tau Beta Pi loans are available at any time to student members who otherwise would be without sufficient money to remain in college and complete their courses. Loans of any amount between $25 and $2,500 may be made, and interest is 6% per annum. Loans are also available to new members in need of assistance to cover the initiation fee.