The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Lehigh University is pleased to announce the availability of a fellowship opportunity for those individuals wishing to advance their knowledge in Management Science and Engineering. The fellowship is made available through the generosity of Lehigh and department alumnus, Lawrence E. White (’64, ’65, ’69), for full tuition toward 30 credits of master’s degree study (no stipend is provided).


  • Must be an American-born citizen.

  • There is a preference for a Lehigh graduate, but the fellowship is open to non-Lehigh candidates, as well.

  • Must proceed in first calendar year immediately after undergraduate graduation. Candidates that graduated more than one calendar year prior to application date will be considered, if no qualifying candidate is available.

  • Must pursue Master’s in Management Science and Engineering as offered by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

  • Must seek to complete the program within 12-24 calendar months (18 months being preferred).


Interested applicants should first submit their general graduate application. Lehigh's graduate application includes:

  • Birth Country and Country of Citizenship

  • Academic transcripts that include final GPA

  • Two recommendation letters

  • A detailed CV that would include, but not necessarily be restricted to, a list of extracurricular activities while an undergraduate; e.g., athletics, band, clubs, fraternity/sorority, etc.

  • Essay/Statement of Purpose: The applicant will explain why an advanced degree in Management Science and Engineering is desired and how the applicant hopes to use it

  • For more application information, click here.

To apply for the fellowship, send a cover letter detailing your interest in the fellowship as well as your application id number to: Dr. Luis Nunes Vicente, Selection Committee Chair: Application deadline for Fall 2023 enrollment: Review of applications will begin April 30, 2023 and applicants should submit materials by then for full consideration.

Questions? Please contact Joyce Gabay, Graduate Student Coordinator, at

Former ISE Department Chair Tamás Terlaky, left, with Lawrence E. White, center, and 2018 Lawrence E. White Fellowship recipient Nick Valletta.