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 the ASCE's Customer Help Desk at
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 interest area.
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 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 out at one time.
Does the money come to me? If you receive a fellowship, a check is sent to you and not to your school.
When are applications due?
Complete applications are due to the Honors and Awards Program office
no later than February 10 of the year of award. If February 10 falls on
a weekend, the application due date is automatically moved to the next
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 selected.
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 fellowship.