Civil engineering graduate students
are often interested in learning about Society Fellowships. The following
information will help you better understand tuition assistance offered by ASCE.
If you have questions not addressed here, please contact the Awards department.
If I am not an
ASCE Member, am I still eligible for a fellowship? Society
Fellowships are reserved for ASCE members. For assistance in joining the Society
please call ASCE's Customer Help Desk at 1-800-548-2723.
I am in a combined
BS/MS program. Do I apply for a
fellowship or a scholarship? You must decide whether you consider yourself a graduate or undergraduate
student during the anticipated period of the scholarship/fellowship award. If you consider yourself a graduate student
in a combined program, you should apply for a fellowship; if you consider
yourself an undergraduate student in a combined program, you should apply for a
scholarship. Please note: your decision
to apply for a fellowship does not permit you to apply also for a scholarship
and vice versa.
ASCE has several
fellowships. How do I choose the one to apply for? You should review
the rules for all Society Fellowships to determine the ones closest to your
Can I apply for
more than one fellowship? Yes. You may apply for as many fellowships as you
wish, but you must meet the criteria for each fellowship that you apply for.
Each application must be submitted individually and each must be complete.
How much will a
fellowship give me? The
amount each fellowship provides varies from year to year, depending on the
selection committee’s evaluation of applications and financial health of the
fund endowment. Fellowships generally offer $2,500 to $5,000 per recipient.
If I am awarded a
fellowship, do I get half of the amount in the first semester and another half
in the second semester? No, the full amount of the fellowship is paid at one
Does the money
come to me?
If you receive a fellowship, a check is sent to you and not to your school.
Complete applications are due to the Honors and Awards Program office no later
than February 10 of the year of award (exception:
O. H. Ammann Research Fellowship in Structural Engineering applications are due
November 1). If February 10 falls on
a weekend, the application due date is automatically moved to the next business
When does ASCE
announce fellowships and how will I know when I’ve been selected? Generally, in May,
the Society’s Executive Director sends award letters electronically. If you
have been selected for a fellowship, you will receive a letter in your email
inbox. Your faculty advisor will also receive a copy of the letter.
Unsuccessful candidates will receive a letter letting them know they were not
What do I have to
do after I’ve been notified of my selection? There are three items you will be
required to provide. Your congratulatory letter will request:
If I received a
fellowship one year, am I automatically considered for the next year? No. You must
apply again, provided you are eligible under the rules of the individual