Other Scholarships for Civil Engineering Students

The following is a list of scholarships available to civil engineering students. These scholarships originate from a variety of sources and become available at different times throughout the year. Deadlines to apply vary with each scholarship. Applications can be obtained online through the sponsor organization unless otherwise indicated.

 


  • ACEC - American Council of Engineering Companies Member Organization (ACEC Indiana) -  To qualify for General scholarships offered, a student must be entering their junior, senior or fifth year, in the fall of the year in which the scholarship would be received.  In addition, a student must be a US citizen pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-approved engineering program or in an accredited land surveying program.  There are also Specialty scholarship(s) available.  See website for details.  Application deadline is February. Application and complete guidelines are available online.  The winners of ACEC Indiana's scholarships are then eligible to compete at the national level.

 

  • ACI - American Concrete Institute - The American Concrete Institute offers many fellowship and scholarship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the concrete industry.  Fellowship recipients receive an educational stipend valued at $7,000-$10,000, in addition to travel/expenses for participation in two ACI conventions, assignment of an industry mentor, and the opportunity for a summer internship.  Scholarship recipients receive an educational stipend of $3,000More information can be found at http://www.scholarshipcouncil.org/.  Deadline is typically in November.

 

  • ACI - American Concrete Institute - Indiana Chapter -Scholarships presented to sophomores or juniors in a concrete related field who intend on pursuing a career in concrete design or construction. Deadline for application each year is March. Applications available on line here.

 

  • ACI - American Concrete Institute - Illinois Chapter - Any student who has completed at least two years of study toward their bachelor degree may apply for this award. The student must currently be residing within the State of Illinois. A student attending an institution of higher education outside of the area is eligible for the award if it can be demonstrated that resident within the State of Illinois was maintained prior to attending that institution. The applicant must be enrolled for undergraduate study at an accredited university which has a bachelor degree program, related to concrete design, materials, construction or any combination of these. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Applications must be received in April of each year. For more information, contact Mike Morrison at 847-965-7500. Visit their website at http://aciillinois.com/node/50.

 

  • The Amelia Earhart Scholarship - Amelia Earhart, through her aviation firsts and association with Purdue, is one of the best known Purdue University role models.  This scholarship is based on academic merit and leadership and is open to juniors and seniors enrolled in any school at the West Lafayette campus.  Deadline to apply is mid-February.  View application information on line here. You must also submit a one page typed essay along with the application.

 

  • ADSC - The International Association of Foundation Drilling - The International Association of Foundation Drilling invites applications for up to $3,000 for graduate scholarships from United States and Canadian citizens for graduate study in geotechnical or structural engineering. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ABET or CEAB accredited engineering program or be a graduate from such a program, and must plan to enter or continue graduate school during the upcoming academic year. A minimum of fourteen scholarships will be awarded for the academic year beginning in the fall semester.  In addition to the scholarship, winners will be flown (travel and lodging expenses paid) to the ADSC Annual Meeting, and formally introduced to the membership.  Deadline is in mid-March.  Full details and a PDF application can be found at http://www.adsc-iafd.com

 

  • AGC Education and Research Foundation - Scholarships available to sophomores and juniors in a 4-year program, or beginning seniors in a five-year program.  Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a construction or construction-related engineering program.  The renewable award is in the amount of $2,500 per year for each year of undergraduate education, and can be renewed for up to four consecutive years. Completed application packet must be postmarked by November 1. You may obtain an application from the AGC Foundation page on the AGC of America's website.

     

  • AGC Education and Research Foundation has scholarships available for seniors who plan to attend graduate school and also a scholarship competition open to seniors in civil and construction engineering. For the 'James L. Allhands Essay Contest' an essay must be submitted on this topic: "The Construction Company's Role in Improving Safety." Essays may be no more than ten typewritten pages and must be printed in at least 11-point font. All essays require the faculty sponsor to verify that each essay submitted has been proofed to ensure its publish ability. Visit: www.agcfoundation.org to download an application and find out more details on all these opportunities.

 

  • AGC of Ohio Education Foundation - Numerous scholarship opportunities are coordinated under the auspices of AGC of Ohio.  These scholarships are available to students pursuing construction-related degrees.  Most are for Ohio residents, but there are some that include students attending an institution in Indiana.  Applicants must be US citizen, have 2.5 minimum GPA, and must be an undergraduate at least in the second year of course work.  Visit www.agcohio.com for more details.  Deadline for applying is in late January.

 

  • AMG Structural Engineering Scholarship - The AMG Structural Engineering Scholarship was created to support tomorrow’s outstanding structural engineers, as well as recognize the schools and teachers who have inspired and nurtured their aspirations. A total of $1,500 will be awarded to the student that portrays the highest qualifications.  Applicants must be a full time student in the school year for which the scholarship is being awarded, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and in a major related to structural engineering (ie. Civil or Mechanical).  Applications are typically due in mid-October.  See AMG, Inc. site for more details and to access application.

 

  • American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society - Scholarships available to upper class undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in careers in the surface finishing field. This includes those majoring in Environmental Engineering. The application with all requested documentation must be postmarked in April in order to be considered for the following academic year. The recipients will be notified in late July or early August.  Applications available via their website . You may also call 407-281-6441 for more information. 

 

  • American Institute of Steel Construction, AISC - This award supports the development and enhancement of educators dedicated to the teaching of steel-related topics. This year's award recipient will receive a $20,000 grant, national recognition and present his/her project at the Educator Session of an upcoming North American Steel Construction Conference.  To obtain more information visit their website.

 

  • American Public Power Association (APPA) awards scholarships each year as part of its DEED (Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments) Program. APPA is the service organization for the nation's community-owned, not for profit electric utilities. DEED is APPA's program of research and development to encourage activities that promote energy innovation and efficiency. Ten $4000 scholarships are awarded each year to students to conduct research on a project approved by a sponsoring DEED member utility. Deadline to apply is July 15th.

    DEED awards one Technical Design Project each year intended to promote the involvement of students studying in energy related disciplines and geared towards engineering students. This scholarship is for $5000, plus travel expenses to present the project at APPA's Engineering and Operations Technical Conference held each spring. Deadline to apply is in October.  To apply for the APPA scholarship and/or obtain more information on all available scholarships, visit DEED's website. You may also call 202-467-2900 or email DEED.

 

  • American Public Transporation Foundation (APTF) - The mission of APTF is to increase and retain the number of young professionals entering the public transportation field as a career in order to sustain growth and improvement throughout the industry.  The selection criteria include a continued demonstrated interest in the public transportation industry as a career, academic achievement, and need for financial assistance.  To qualify students must have:  (1) maintained good standing in the approved fields of study, and (2) be sponsored by an  APTA member organization or APTA member assignee by providing a written coordinator/mentor review from the sponsoring or assigned APTA member organization.  Scholarships are awarded to students entering their junior, senior or graduate levels of college.  Applications are available on the foundation’s website, www.aptfd.org.  The application deadline is early to mid June.  If you have questions, please contact Yvette Conley at yconley@apta.com or 202-496-4868. 

     

  • American Public Works Association, Illinois Chapter will award a $500 scholarship to an eligible student. Application deadline is August 1. Student must be enrolled in a college course of study related to the public works field and reside or attend college in the Prairie Branch area of Illinois. Student must be entering the sophomore, junior or senior year and have an overall "B" average in college. Application available in the CE undergraduate office.

     

  • American Public Works Association, Chicago Metropolitan Chapter - will award a third year level college student or any higher level at an accredited university whose major course of study encompasses the fields of Civil or Environmental Engineering, Public Works Administration, or other program within the public works field. Candidates must reside or be employed with the geographic boundaries of the APWA Chicago Metro Chapter. This area includes the entire counties of Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall and Will - all in Illinois. There are multiple awards totaling minimum amount of $3,000 are intended to be rewarded. Active members of the APWA Chicago Metro Chapter Scholarship Committee and their family members are not eligible to apply. The deadline is that all materials must be postmarked in or before October and submitted to the current Chapter Scholarship Committee Chairperson. Notification of awards will be by December 1st.  Visit http://chicago.apwa.net/ for details.

 

  • American Public Works Association, Chicago Metro Chapter (Lake Branch) - Scholarship for candidates pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Public Works Management. Deadline in early April. 

     

  • Asphalt Pavement Association Of Indiana Scholarship - Two to three individual scholarships are awarded annually by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana.   The specific dollar amount awarded is based on funds accrued in the association's scholarship fund.  Selection will be based on the information completed in the application, including an official transcript and one professor recommendation. The final selection will be made by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana Scholarship Committee following on-campus interviews.    Recipients are strongly encouraged to receive their scholarship award in person at the association's annual meeting in December in Indianapolis.  Students must have completed a course that covers hot mix asphalt  technology (CE 231, CE 331, CE 461). Opportunities also exist to pursue summer internship with a member firm. Students who are planning to pursue careers that utilize asphalt technology in the state of Indiana are encouraged to apply. Minimum GPA 2.5. Must be a U.S. citizen. For more information visit the CE Undergraduate Office, CIVL 1141.   For more information about our industry association, please consult www.asphaltindiana.org.

     

  • ASPRS: The Imaging & Geospatial Information Society - Robert E. Altenhofen Memorial Scholarship, William A. Fischer Memorial Scholarship, LH Systems Internship, Space Imaging Award for Application of High Resolution Digital Satellite Imagery, Ta Liang Memorial Award, Z/I Imaging Scholarship. Application deadline is in December. Forms may be downloaded from the ASPRS website: www.asprs.org, along with details of each scholarship. (You must be a member of ASPRS to be eligible. Details on membership are available on the website.) Forms are also available in the Undergraduate office.

     

  • AWS Foundation, Inc. - A Foundation of the American Welding Society - 10 different scholarships available. The AWS Foundation is dedicated to meeting the needs for education and research in the field of welding and related joining technologies. Deadline to apply for the National Scholarships is January. For detailed information visit their website or visit the undergraduate office. There are details of each scholarship and an application. (These apply to students in civil engineering.)

     

  • Air Force - USAF - The Air Force has dramatically expanded "full-ride" scholarship opportunities for a number of academic majors. Non-competitive scholarships and competitive merit scholarships are available. For either type of scholarship the requirements include passing their physical fitness test, the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test, and a medical physical, as well as being a U.S. citizen. The grade requirements are 2.65 or better, with a 2.35 GPA minimum for the previous semester. An additional restriction of not having an F or two D's in the previous semester also applies. WHAT IS THE CATCH? A guaranteed, high paying, high responsibility job after graduation and a four year commitment to active duty after graduation. Competitive salary and full benefit package including 30 paid vacation days per year. You must have at least two years remaining at Purdue and meet the other requirements. For more information, contact the Air Force ROTC office, 2nd Floor Armory Building, or call 494-2042. Many opportunities are there for you!!!

     

  • American Public Works Association, Chicago Metropolitan Chapter - Multiple awards totaling a minimum of $3,000 to students pursuing a degree in civil or environmental engineering or public works administration. Application deadline, October of each year. Applicant must be a resident of Illinois Counties; Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall and Will.

     

  • American Society of Naval Engineers - Candidate will be applying for either the last year of a full-time or co-op undergraduate program leading to a designated engineering degree or physical science degree. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and have demonstrated or expressed a genuine interest in a career in Naval Engineering, e.g. student membership in a professional engineering society, extra-curricular engineering activities, etc. For application information visit their website . Deadline to apply is in February.

     

  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials - Scholarships up to $10,000 will be awarded each school year. Successful recipients must be US citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology, or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor. They must also submit a typewritten essay describing his or her goals and purpose for applying. Students planning to graduate in May/December are eligible to apply. Application available at www.damsafety.org.  Application deadline is in March.

     

  • Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF)  – The ASF has $10,000 scholarships available for engineering, math & science majors.  Students must be nominated by a faculty member.   Students need not be seeking a future in the Astronaut Corps to be nominated!  Students nominated for Astronaut Scholarships should exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the science or engineering field of their major and should be intellectually daring in order to join the ranks of the elite Astronaut Scholars.  Nominees must be entering their junior, senior or masters year of study in the fall of the nomination year.   Nominees must be United States citizens.  All questions and nominations must go through the Purdue University Astronaut Scholarship liaison, Emily Del Real at 765-494-5075 or edelreal@purdue.edu.  Due date to liaison is near mid-March.  See liaison for a complete set of rules and specific due date.

 

  • The Builders Foundation - Assists students committed to careers in construction and pursuing an approved curriculum such as construction management or civil engineering. The foundation awards $4,000 scholarships per student, per year and renewable for up to two total years of undergraduate study. Eligibility: Applicant must have attended a Chicago area (Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties in Illinois; Lake and Porter counties in Indiana; Kenosha and Walworth counties in Wisconsin) high school. Applicant must be a college sophomore or junior. Junior-level applicants must have one full year of coursework remaining at the beginning of the fall term. Applicant must be seeking a career in construction. Applicant must PURSUE A BS DEGREE in an approved construction curriculum such as Construction Management or Civil Engineering. A dual degree with an approved construction major is acceptable. Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States. Please see application for complete details at http://www.bldrs.org/. For more information contact: Builders Foundation, phone: 847-318-8585, fax: 847-318-8586, email: foundation@bldrs.org

 

  • Buick Achievers Scholarship - This scholarship, funded by the GM Foundation, has been expanded to include current undergraduate students, as well as high school seniors and graduates.  It was developed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college.  It also helps to identify college students in majors covered by the program including science, technology, engineering and design, along with other areas of expertise essential to strengthening our nation’s manufacturing workforce talent.  Information and applications are available at www.buickachievers.com.  Applications due late February. 

 

  • Chicago Committee on High-Rise Buildings Scholarship -   Annual $5000 scholarship program to support eligible students at any university with an alumnus who serves as a member of the CCHRB. Send an email to Charlie Carter (carter@aisc.org) to indicate your intention to apply.  Area of study must be directly related to some aspect of the design, construction, operation and/or rehabilitation of high-rise buildings, such as architecture, engineering, construction management, and real estate.  Graduate students, highly qualified senior and junior level undergraduates are eligible.  Student must have at least one, and preferably two, semesters remaining.  Deadline is early December.   More info at www.cchrb.org.

 

 

 

 

  • Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) Albert E. Phillips Scholarship - Founded to help construction project owners succeed in the design and construction process, the COAA established the Albert E. Phillips Scholarship in an effort to honor the founder of COAA and to support students who choose a career path in the design and construction field of study.  Eligibility criteria include: Applicants must be either an employee or a relative of an employee of a COAA member, must be a full-time undergraduate student who has successfully completed the freshman year in a technical field of study such as architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, construction management or similar, and should have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Submission packets are due by late January of each year.  For more information visit the web
 
  • Indiana Constructors, Inc. Scholarship Fund (ICI) - Indiana Constructors, Inc. (ICI) established this scholarship program in 1999 as a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The program was developed by the ICI Workforce Development Committee to encourage interest and possible participation in careers in the construction industry in the state of Indiana. Indiana Constructors, Inc., founded in 1924, is an association of contractors and suppliers working together to provide support, unity and leadership to their industry. The purpose of this fund is to assist persons who are pursuing or who are interested in pursuing a career in the highway, bridge and/or the utility construction industry. The goal is to award four $2,000 scholarships each year, with the scholarship potentially being renewable for a maximum of four years. In the year 2001, four scholarships were awarded and may be renewable for a maximum of four years. The Indiana Constructors, Inc. Scholarship Fund seeks applicants meeting the following criteria: Must be graduates of an accredited Indiana high school or an Indiana GED recipient, Must be pursuing or intend to pursue a course of study that leads to a career in the highway, bridge and/or utility construction industry at a college or technical school in Indiana, May be already working in the construction industry and presently not enrolled in school, May be currently enrolled at an accredited college or technical school in Indiana, Demonstrate academic achievement, Demonstrate talents and skills through school, community, and work experiences and through awards and recognition, The Fund has a preference for students enrolled in school full time. Applications must be submitted on or before March 1, to:
    Central Indiana Community Foundation
    Attn: Scholarship Officer
    615 N. Alabama St, Suite 119
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. A committee composed of ICI members and others from outside the organization will select recipients based on the above criteria. The scholarship selection committee may choose to conduct an in-person or telephone interview with scholarship finalists. If you have any questions, please call the Scholarship Student Information Line at 317.631.6542, ext. 279.

     

  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute - The objective of this Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to foster the development of practicing engineers and constructors in the field of reinforced concrete construction. The scholarship program provides financial assistance to undergraduate students, namely, seniors majoring in Civil Engineering (CE), Construction Engineering (CnE), or Architectural Engineering (AE), and seeking their Bachelors Degrees.  Criteria includes:  Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America and attend a college or university in the United States of America.  Applicants must be a qualified full-time senior students during the entire scholarship period, and enrolled in a Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or Architectural Engineering curriculum which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  The application can be located at http://www.crsi-foundation.org/index.cfm/home  For more information contact: 

     

     

    CRSI Education and Research Foundation

    c/o Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

    933 North Plum Grove Road

    Schaumburg, IL 60173-4758

    Attn: Marybeth Learnahan

     

  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) -  AACE International is dedicated to advancing the study of cost engineering, and cost management through the integrative process of total cost management. To promote this objective, AACE awards academic scholarships to full-time students pursuing a related degree in engineering, construction management, building construction, computer sciences, business, quantity surveying, information technology, etc. The scholarships are available to currently-enrolled, full time undergraduate and graduate college students who will be enrolled the following academic year (fall term) in a degree program related to one of those mentioned above.  Scholarships are limited to students enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.  Awards range from $2,000 to $8,000.  Online application is available now at http://www.aacei.org/awards/scholarships/online.shtml. Application deadline is mid-February. 

 

  • Edward J. Cox Memorial Transportation Scholarship Award - Award presented annually by the Indiana Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers to encourage students to consider Transportation Engineering/Planning in their studies and career aspirations and to provide partial financial support for tuition and fees to students who have demonstrated an interest in and are likely to work in the transportation field. Each scholarship awarded will be in the amount of $2500. One or more scholarships may be awarded. To be eligible you must be either a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an Indiana College or University, with career goal emphasis on Transportation Engineering and/or planning. To apply you must complete an application prior to February 1. Include a letter of recommendation from one or more faculty members. Applications available in the undergraduate office or on-line at: www.indianaite.org.

 

  • David Evans and Associates, Inc. Scholarship - The goal of the DEA scholarship is to assist the recipient in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to a career in one of DEA’s major business lines (water resources, energy, land development, or transportation) or our numerous technical specialties. The recipient may use this scholarship at any accredited college or university institution.  DEA will award several $3,000 annualized scholarships. Students receiving the scholarships during their junior year will have the opportunity to continue the scholarships for their senior year, provided they continue to meet the eligibility guidelines.  To be eligible, students must be a junior or senior enrolled at an accredited university.  A GPA of 3.0 or above is strongly preferred.
    Applications must be submitted mid-May. To apply, complete and send the Scholarship Form (PDF) and a resume.

     

  • Golden Key International Society Engineering Achievement Awards - Applicants are asked to respond to a problem posed by an honorary member within the discipline. One winner will receive a $1,000 award. The second place applicant will receive $750, and the third place applicant will receive $500. Applications will be judged by honorary members in the field of engineering based on the creativity and viability of the response. For more information contact Michelle Boone at mboone@goldenkey.gsu.edu. All entries must be postmarked by March.

 

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - The Purdue University Goldwater Scholarship review committee will select student applications to go forward prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday Break. Selected students will then be asked to meet with Chris Sahley to discuss modifications of their applications before the winter break.  To be considered for nomination as a Goldwater Scholar, a student must be a full-time sophomore or junior with a 3.0 GPA and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.  Sophomore nominees can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Junior nominees can expect to receive a maximum of one year of support.   Nominees must also be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national. For more information or to apply go to http://www.act.org/goldwater/

 

  • GAI Consultants, Inc., Engineering and Environmental Science Scholarship - GAI Consultants, Inc. will award a $5000 scholarship and 10-week paid summer internship to a student majoring in engineering, environmental and/or earth sciences majors from a college or university in the Northeast, Midwest or Southeastern United States.  Applicants must be juniors so that they can serve on the internship during the summer prior to the recipient's senior year.  Candidates who perform well during the internship may be considered for full-time employment upon graduation.  The deadline is in March.  More information can be acquired at http://www.gaiconsultants.com or from David Mollish.

 

  • Grand Prix Scholarship - Applicants must be a full-time student at West Lafayette campus. Selection is based upon service to students through campus involvement, academic achievement, and need. Applicants may be called for a person interview. The Purdue Grand Prix has been a tradition of Purdue University since 1958. The primary purpose of the Grand Prix race each April is to raise funds for its annual scholarships that are given to the students. The foundation is a university sponsored student organization that is run by students for students. Awards will be announced during Grand Prix Week. Applications may be dropped off in the Grand Prix Office in STEW G-2 or mailed. More information is also available at: http://www.purduegrandprix.org/

 

  • HACIA Scholarship Foundation - HACIA promotes professional careers and opportunities in the construction industry for students by providing Hispanic college students and college bound high school students with scholarships.  Candidates must be interested in a career in the construction industry and thereby be enrolled in an accredited college or university with a major in an engineering, construction or architectural program.  See the HACIA website for more details.  Purdue Civil Engineering is limited to the number of candidates it can nominate.  Due date is in April.  Please see the CE Undergraduate Office for more information on the nomination process.  

 

  • Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) - To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must be full time college students active in the Hispanic community majoring in science, technology, engineering and math with an overall grade point average of at least a 3.0.  Application is available on the Great Minds in STEM website – www.greatmindsinstem.org.  Deadline is late April.  If additional information is needed, contact Kathy at kbbarrera@greatmindsinstem.org

 

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund - In an effort to continue reaching out to Hispanic students, HSF has partnered with corporations and other non-profit groups in developing scholarship programs. Some of these programs involve separate applications and respective deadlines. Please review the Special Scholarship Program descriptions carefully as these programs have specific eligibility requirements in addition to the general eligibility requirements listed. Please visit the HSF Website for detailed information and application process.
    (Also see: Affordable Colleges Online: Hispanic Student's Guide for Higher Ed)

 

  • Honeywell Innovators Scholarship Program - This program is open to bachelors, masters or select PhD students who will be entering their final academic year of study the following fall semester.  Applicants must be enrolled in a science, technology or engineering major and be legally authorized to work in one of the following countries: China, Czech Republic, India, United States or Mexico.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate superior academic ability (in top 25% of their class), as well as leadership and community service qualities.  Applications can be completed online and is typically due near December 1.   

 

  • Linda Hurd Ewing Scholarship -  Dean Ewing served the Purdue University community for 35 years.  This scholarship is presented to students who best exemplify the characteristics and qualities that were precious to Dean Ewing.  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Nominees must be an undergraduate student with a classification of no less than 3 and not a candidate for graduation, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and have demonstrated leadership, integrity, and ability to communicate with all ages.  Nominations must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by mid-February.  Questions may be addressed to Dr. Danita M. Brown, Associate Dean of Students, at 494-8698 or dmbrown@purdue.edu.

  

  • Illinois Association of Highway Engineers (IAHE) - Two $1500 scholarships available. The first, The IAHE Scholarship is available to anyone enrolled as a full-time student in a transportation related engineering curriculum at an accredited college or university and has achieved junior or senior standing by September 1st of this year.
    The second, the Loftus J. Collamore Memorial Scholarship, is available only to a member of this association, or his/her immediate family, enrolled at any level as a full-time student in a transportation related engineering curriculum at an accredited college or university. Both scholarships will not be awarded to the same person in the same year. Applications shall be made through the local chapters. Each chapter may select one applicant for each scholarship to submit to the IAHE Scholarship Committee for consideration.  Deadline for all materials to be submitted is July.

     

  • Illinois - Land of Lincoln Chapter - SWANA, Scholarship Committee
    29W100 Butterfield Road, Suite 105
    Warrenville, Illinois 60555
    Christopher Martel
    312-251-8705
    MARTELCM@CDM.COM
    CRITERIA to receive $1000.00 scholarship: Majoring in environmental, engineering, or related studies at an accredited college. Be an Illinois resident or graduate of an Illinois high school. To apply submit a letter explaining why you have chosen your particular field of environmental studies; a list of any extracurricular activities you are or have been involved; a copy of your college transcripts and grades for course work completed to date; a letter from your college department head or academic advisor confirming your curriculum. For more information visit the civil engineering undergraduate office. Deadline to apply is April 1.

 

  • Illinois Section American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE Urban Planning and Development group offers one $1500 scholarship.  This award is open to students who are Illinois residents, with sophomore, junior, senior or graduate standing, pursuing a civil engineering degree.  The deadline occurs in February of each year. Contact Christopher.Gunn@cgl-ltd.com or visit www.isasce.org for information. 

 

  • Indiana Water Environment Association, Besozzi Scholarship -  This scholarship is for students (undergraduate or graduate) that are studying Environmental Engineering and may pursue a job in the wastewater treatment industry.  For questions regarding this scholarship, please contact IWEA at 317-328-2151.  Applications are due on March 1. 

 

  • ISPE Scholarship - Indiana Society of Professional Engineers. - Applicants must be a resident of the State of Indiana and have completed at least one-half of the credit hours required for an ABET accredited undergraduate engineering degree. Completed applications must be returned in May.  For more information, see http://www.indspe.org/

 

  • Indiana Association of City Engineers, IACE - Student must be an enrolled full-time student, sophomore or higher, in an engineering, construction engineering/construction technology or engineering management curriculum.  Mostly for civil engineering fields but other engineering majors are considered.  For additional information contact Cheryl at (260)499-1218 or Cheryl@cityengineer.org.   Due in June.

 

 

 

 

  • Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association, IRMCA - Scholarship(s) will be presented to juniors or seniors in a civil engineering or construction management technology program at a 4 or 5 year program who intends to pursue a career in concrete design or construction.  The dollar amount awarded by the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association is based on the amount accrued in the scholarship fund.  Selection will be based on the information completed in the application, including an official transcript and one professor recommendation. The final selection will be made by the IRMCA Scholarship Committee.  For more information, contact:

    Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA)
Attn: Cheri Wagner
3500 DePauw Boulevard, Suite 1081
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Fax: 317.872.6313
Phone: 317.872.6302
Email: cwagner@irmca.com

 

  • Indianapolis Chapter CSI Memorial Trust Scholarship (Construction Specification Institute) - Academic scholarships are awarded to students who are enrolled in college at the time of application.  To be eligible, applicants must be an Indiana resident or attending a college within the State of Indiana, have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0.   Applications are due mid-February. The amount of the awards varies according to the interest accrued from the Memorial Fund. Application can be found at www.csieducationfoundation.org.

 

  • INDOT Scholarship Program - Civil Engineering students accepted or currently enrolled in Engineering at an ABET accredited Indiana college or university may apply.  Scholarship amounts are $3,125 per semester.   Scholarships can be applied toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Civil Engineering, or any combination thereof, not to exceed five years total with a maximum of two years toward a graduate program.  In return, recipients will work at INDOT in full-time paid positions during their college summer breaks.  After graduation, scholarship recipients will work six months at INDOT for each academic semester they received a scholarship. 

Eligibility:
Students must attend school full-time.
Students must have completed their freshman year of college.
Students must possess and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 out of a scale of 4.0 or equivalent.
For more information on the INDOT Engineer Scholarship program or to download a scholarship application, visit the INDOT website.
 
 
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Educational Scholarship program - Scholarship funds available for college and graduate students who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs primarily in the helping professions.  Engineering is listed among the possible majors. Applicants must be Jewish and meet one or both of the following: Born and/or raised in either Cook County, Chicago metropolitan area, or Northwest Indiana OR one continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or Chicago metropolitan area prior to starting professional education.  Access the application at www.jvschicago.org/scholarship.  The deadline is in February.

 

 

  • KAPS - Capitol Chapter of the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors - Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded. The scholarship is offered to students pursuing a degree in surveying, engineering, or other related curriculums and is intended to promote education for existing or future land surveyors. The Chapter's policy is to give preference to KAPS members, immediate family of KAPS members, residents of the Chapter area, and residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Financial needs and hardship cases may also be considered. Awards may also be presented to non-members of KAPS, and residents of other areas and states. A Chapter application form is available in the download section of the KAPS website.  Applications need to be postmarked by November. Applications should be sent to: Bluegrass - Capitol Chapter, Scholarship Committee -C/o KAPS, 124 Walnut Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

 

  • The Malcom Pirnie/NACME Scholars Program OR UNCF Scholars Program -  One of the largest professional consulting firms in the U.S. devoted solely to environmental disciplines.  For additional information visit website or contact:
    NACME, Inc.
    Aileen M. Walter
    Director, Scholar Management
    440 Hamilton Ave.
    Suite 302
    White Plains, NY 10601
    (914) 539-4010

Mr. James D. Gaston, III
UNCF   James.Gaston@uncf.org
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, #400
Fairfax, VA 22031-3574
T. (866) 671-7237 ext. 2
F. (703) 205-3574

  

  • Matthew Edward Kern Environmental Scholarship - TWO $5000 scholarships will be awarded to upper class and/or graduate student(s) in Environmental Engineering to help further his/her education because of their passion for the planet's well being.
    To apply for a scholarship, compose a one to three page essay describing your plan for the future, profound life experiences, or simply the reason why you decided to become an Environmental Engineer. Please submit your essay via email to the following persons: Carson B. Kern; Eric Sindelar, and Ms. Cindy Lawley, Director of External Relations – Civil Engineering, Environmental Area.
    Essays are collected in March of each year and scholarship award recipients will be announced in April. Please provide a cover sheet that includes the following information: name, campus address, local telephone number and email address.

     

  • Michael and Anna Kurty Scholarship for Students in Civil Engineering - Recipients of a Michael and Anna Kurty Scholarship for students of engineering will be selected annually by a donor-appointed committee. Those who qualify may be asked for an interview. Student must be a junior, senior or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Must have financial need demonstrated through completion of the FAFSA. Application available on line at www.cicf.org/.  Deadline to apply is March of each year.

     

  • MALSCE - Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers, Inc. - Scholarships are available for Massachusetts residents who are enrolled full-time in a college or university majoring in civil engineering. Plans are to award two $3,000 scholarships. Must be a resident of Massachusetts but can be attending an out of state school. For more information contact: Mary Ann Corcoran, P. L. S. , Hill Engineers, Architects, Planners, Inc. 50 Depot St. Dalton, MA 01226 Tel: 413-684-0925, Fax: 413-684-0267, mcorcoran@hillengineers.com. Deadline to apply is in July.

  

  • Mortar Board Graduate School Fellowships - Mortar Board annually awards graduate fellowships to encourage Purdue students of high character and ability to pursue an advanced degree in graduate or professional studies. Through the awarding of these fellowships, Mortar Board seeks to benefit and recognize students who show potential leadership in their chosen field and in their community. Qualifications: A person who will receive their BS degree from Purdue in May, August, or December of the current year, who plans to begin study beyond that degree in the following academic year may apply. A minimum graduate index of 3.2 is required. Students entering any field at any institution are eligible. In promoting the ideals of Mortar Board, selection of fellowship recipients is based on scholastic record, character, service to campus and community, and stated professional goals. Mortar Board will award no more than ten fellowships, each in the amount of at least $2,500. Applications available in the Office of the Dean of Students, Room 250, Schleman Hall and must be returned there. Deadline to apply is in March.

 

  • MortgageRefinanceRates.org Engineering and Construction Scholarship - MortgageRefinanceRates.org is happy to provide scholarships for applicants who are currently enrolled in an engineering, construction, or architecture related field and who are pursuing further education in these respectable areas.  Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit an essay of 500-1000 words explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the construction or engineering field. More information and the application can be found at www.mortgagerefinancerates.org/engineering-scholarship.php Application deadline is in July.

 

  • Museum of Surveying
    North American Surveying History Scholarship
    Museum of Surveying
    220 South Museum Drive
    Lansing, MI 48933
    (517) 484-6605
     Award of $1000 will go to a rising senior at an accredited college or university majoring in surveying (or geomatics or other similar title) with a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent) in North America.
    Criteria: Student must produce a research paper that contributes to the understanding of surveying history in a significant way.
    Applications are due by November 1 of each year. Award will be made by December 20 for second semester of each school year.

 

  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) -Each year NAWIC awards over $25,000 to worthy recipients.  Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500.  The NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation is an equal opportunity organization, and encourages applications from all individuals.  Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time (minimum of 12 hours) student in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United Sates and must have at least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field and have a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher.  Applications due mid March of each year to qualify for competition.   More info available at www.nawic.org.  Should you have any further questions, please contact direct at 317-873-2712 (Ext 115).

 

  • National Hydropower Association's Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship - NHA created the Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship in 2008 to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. The growing industry has professionals in many different fields, including engineering.
    Applicants must be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.  For current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors in the fall term or graduate student, with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university.  All applicants must be U.S. Citizens or legal residents.  Deadline in February.   More info at http://hydro.org/about-nha/awards/past-presidents%e2%80%99-legacy-scholarship/

 

  • National Society of Professional Engineers, NSPE
    NSPE Headquarters
    1420 King Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Various Scholarships and Internships for Engineering students are within this program. Visit their website for more information.

 

  • New Hampshire Land Surveyors Foundation Scholarships - The NHLSA offers several scholarships for New Hampshire residents enrolled as a second, third, or fourth year student in a surveying, civil engineering or forestry curriculum and planning on a surveying career.  See the NHLSA website for details. 

 

  • Northeast Indiana Engineers Week Academic Achievement Award -Local professional engineering organizations, businesses and individuals honor local college students with $1000 awards. The Engineering Week Committee is pleased to grant twenty or more of these academic awards.  Applicants must have graduated from a high school located in the Indiana counties of Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, or Whitley: or live in one of the listed counties for a minimum of one year.  Applicants must be enrolled full time in a curriculum leading to a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology, have earned a minimum of 30 semester credit hours to a maximum of 96 semester credit hours. Students are eligible to receive this award two times.  Applications are due late January each year.  More details can be found at www.indiana-eweek.org.  

 

  • Post-Tensioning Institute - The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) is pleased to announce two scholarship programs for senior and graduate engineering students. The William C. Bailey Memorial and the Edward K. Rice Scholarship Programs will provide a total of six scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to deserving engineering students.    To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in the US or Canada, with a minimum of 3 years of completed coursework with a 3.0 GPA.  Study should be in the area of concrete structures with an emphasis on structural design, materials, construction, or any combination thereof with a clear focus on post-tensioning design and application.  Details of the program along with appropriate application forms are available from PTI’s website at http://posttensioning.org/student_competitions.php.  Applications are due mid-November. 

 

  • Purdue Engineering Student Council Industrial Roundtable Scholarship - Scholarships of $500, $1000, $1500, and $2000 to engineering students of all disciplines and classifications. Scholarships are donated by companies supporting Purdue recruitment and the Industrial Roundtable job fair. Questions can be directed to the PESC office or emailed to pescir@purdue.edu. Scholarships are open to any engineering student with a semester classification of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 during the spring semester. Applicants are judged based on their campus and community activities, work experience, written essay and grade point average. An official transcript needs to be included with the application when submitted. Return completed application and official transcript to the PESC office CIVL G216A in March.  Applications are available via the PESC website.

     

  • Purdue Class of 1937 Scholarships - A limited number of scholarships are available for the school year from funds donated by members of the Purdue Class of 1937 in support of current students. Criteria for determining recipients of this scholarship include leadership, financial need, character, and scholarship. To be eligible an applicant must: be enrolled at the West Lafayette campus, be registered for 12 credit hours or more; classified as a sophomore, junior or senior; have a cumulative grade index of 2.0 or higher, be in good academic and social standing with the University, show evidence of leadership ability and leadership potential; describe his/her financial need for the scholarship. For questions about the application process, contact the office of the Dean of Students at 49-41252 or lahamilton@purdue.edu.  Applications are available at the Office of the Dean of Students, SCHL 207 or online.  Deadline to apply is in February of each year.

 

  • Purdue Robert Noyce Scholars Program - Scholarship program for all STEM majors in the Colleges of Science, Technology and Engineering who are committed to teaching their discipline at high schools in high-needs rural Indiana districts.  Students with a 3.0 or better GPA should apply during their sophomore year to start in their junior year, continuing through the senior year.  Recipients will receive 2 years of support at $15,000/year toward tuition, fees and room & board at Purdue.  Program participants commit to 2 years of service in partnering high-needs rural schools for each year of scholarship support.  Active mentoring is a strong part of this scholarship and commitment period.  Contact info:  Wanitta Thompson, Coordinator (thompsow@purdue.edu) and Dr. Eric Riggs, Program Director (emriggs@purdue.edu).

 

  • Rotary International - Candidates who are articulate, outgoing and who can promote international goodwill and understanding through participation in Rotary activities abroad are being sought. Local competition is open to all students who are U.S. citizens. Student must have completed a minimum of two years of university course work. A strong academic record is required. Preference is given, but not restricted, to students who wish to study in a country whose language is other than English. Thus, a superior level of foreign language skills is required at the time of selection. The Rotary scholarships cover the cost of transportation, food, lodging, tuition books, educational supplies, and a limited amount of travel within the host country. The maximum amount for the award is $25,000.00 including round-trip air travel; the actual amount is based on costs at a given university. Please refer to www.rotary.org for additional information. Application deadline is generally in March. Send Completed applications to Dr. Terry West, Professor, Dept. Earth & Atmos. Sciences, CIVL Bldg. Email: trwest@eas.purdue.edu

 

  • SAE International - Various Scholarships available for engineering juniors and seniors.  Printable Applications available at their website.

 

  • Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. - Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. is proud to offer a scholarship program to assist architecture and structural engineering students at participating colleges and universities in the United States. Applicants to the Structural Engineering/Architecture Student Scholarship Program must be enrolled as juniors (60 semester hours or equivalent) or seniors in a full-time undergraduate course of study in architecture or structural engineering.  Up to fifty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year.  Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are for undergraduate study only.  Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship Management Services in early November.  Applications are made available in early September and can be downloaded at http://www.strongtie.com/scholarships/.

 

  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Foundation, Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Foundation seeks faculty nominations for this fellowship which provides $10,000 for independent travel and study to recipients.  A maximum of two nominees from the civil engineering department and two nominees from the architectural engineering department are allowed.  The Foundation's goal is to instill in its fellows a better sense of the importance of aesthetics in structural design by offering the opportunity to study buildings and bridges around the world.  Candidates must intend to enter the profession of structural engineering in the field of buildings or bridges.  Undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate with either a bachelor's or master's degree or Ph.D. from an accredited US school in the fiscal year in which the award is given are eligible.  Submission guidelines can be found at www.somfoundation.som.com.  Questions should be directed to Nancy Abshire, Executive Director, at 312-360-4524 or somfoundation@som.com.   

 

  • SMART Scholarship for Service Program - The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.  Three hundred students will have the chance to get a nearly full ride for their undergraduate or graduate education through SMART, sponsored by the United States Department of Defense. During school recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in summertime DoD internships, and, after graduation, they'll be offered employment by the DoD to work in one of the agency's research facilities. The program is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education and the Naval Postgraduate School. It's open only to citizens of the United States. Applicants must be at least at least 18 years old. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2010. Apply at http://smart.asee.org:80/.

 

  • Structural Engineers Foundation
    203 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2010
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-372-4198
    Fax: 312-372-5673
    Two categories of scholarships are available. One for any student who will be entering the third semester or above in our civil engineering program during the stated academic year. The other category is for any student who will be entering or continuing a graduate program during the stated academic year. For both categories, applicants must be currently enrolled in good standing and plan to continue with a structural engineering specialization. Applications can be obtained online at http://www.seaoi.org/   (under 'SEF' button) Deadline to apply is in March of each year.

 

  • Underground Contractors Association of Illinois - Objective: To provide financial support for UCA members, their employees, extended family members, and member sponsored candidates in pursuit of higher education and training related to the underground construction industry.  Eligibility: Each Candidate must be a US citizen, enrolled in an accredited institution, and in pursuit of higher education or training related to the underground construction industry.  Awards:  UCA will award three (3) scholarships of up to $2,000 each annually.  Applications must be post marked by February 15 of the application year.   See website for details.