Funding Your Studies
At some point during their program, approximately 60% of our graduate students are supported on assistantships that remit tuition and pay a stipend of $2083 to $2333 per month. These assistantships are competitively awarded by faculty members with a position available, based upon the material supplied in the student's application (statement of purpose, reference letters, transcripts, and standardized tests scores).
About 25% of high quality, incoming students with applications that closely match our research and teaching needs are offered assistantships in their first semester. Although grades and standardized test scores are important, a student's research interest, statement of purpose and reference letters often play the most important role to decide which students we select to offer assistantships. In addition to the assistantship offers students are automatically considered for university fellowships during the application process. Students should consider submitting applications to the following programs as a possible avenue for funding their graduate education.
- American Concrete Institute Fellowships and Scholarships
- ASCE Graduate Fellowships
- Environmental Engineers of the Future
- Ford Foundation
- GEM Fellowship Requirements
- NASA Fellowships
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research
- National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
- The National Security Education Program (PDF)
- Rowland Junior Fellowship (RJF) (PDF)
- Engineering Fellowship List - some CE related opportunities are available
For more funding opportunities see Graduate School Funding.