ASCE Society Scholarships

  • Scholarships are for undergraduate students, provided they have at least one semester or quarter of study in the next academic year. Applicants must be current ASCE Student Members in good standing. 

    The following information will help you better understand tuition assistance offered by ASCE.  If you have questions not addressed here, please contact us

  • 2016-2017 ASCE Scholarship Recipients

    Jordan T. Becker, S.M.ASCE (Colorado State Univ.), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Ashley M. Casey, S.M.ASCE (Univ. of Detroit Mercy), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Hailey A. Clonts, S.M.ASCE (Stanford Univ.), John Lenard Civil Engineering Scholarship 
    Matthew A. Filer, S.M.ASCE (Old Dominion Univ.), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Gilbert C. Fitzhugh, S.M.ASCE (Case Western Reserve Univ.), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Krissy J. Govertsen, S.M.ASCE (Clarkson Univ.), Lawrence W. and Francis W. Cox Scholarship
    Hannah M. Hillegas, S.M.ASCE (Oklahoma State Univ.), Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship
    Amy N. LeBel, S.M.ASCE (Univ. of New Hampshire), John Lenard Civil Engineering Scholarship
    Constantine C. Moshi, S.M.ASCE (Milwaukee School of Engineering), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Adrianne C. Richardson, S.M.ASCE (Univ. of Buffalo, SUNY), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Lauren M. Santullo, S.M.ASCE (The College of New Jersey), Y.C. Yang Civil Engineering Scholarship
     Corinna R. Slater, S.M.ASCE (Georgia Tech), Y.C. Yang Civil Engineering Scholarship
    Nicolette D. Swanbery, S.M.ASCE (Cornell Univ.), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Kiera A. Usagawa, S.M.ASCE (Oregon State Univ.), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Bradley A. Whitehead, S.M.ASCE (Trine Univ.), Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships
    Yue Zeng, S.M.ASCE (Northwestern Univ.), Robert B. B. Moorman and Josephine N. Moorman Scholarship

    Undergraduate Scholarships

  • ASCE has several scholarships.  How do I choose the one to apply for? You should review the rules for all Society Scholarships to determine the ones closest to your interest area.  If, for example, you are interested in bridges, you should consider applying for the Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship, provided you meet all other criteria.  Water supply or environmental engineering students should consider applying for the John Lenard Civil Engineering Scholarship.  

    Can I apply for more than one scholarship?  Yes.  You may apply for as many scholarships as you wish, but you must meet the criteria for each scholarship you apply for.  Each application must be submitted individually and each must be complete. 

    How much will a scholarship give me?  The amount each scholarship provides varies from year to year, depending on the selection committee’s evaluation of applications and financial health of the fund endowment.  Scholarships and fellowships generally offer $2,500 to $5,000 per recipient. 

    If I am awarded a scholarship, do I get half of the amount in the first semester and another half in the second semester?  No, the full amount of the scholarship is paid out at one time. 

    Does the money come to me?  If you receive a scholarship, the money is sent to your university to be applied against your tuition.  

    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 business day. 

    What are my chances of getting a scholarship?  Not every applicant is rewarded with a scholarship or fellowship.  Your GPA, financial need, and the seriousness you express for becoming a civil engineer are important factors in the selection process. 

    Assuming I am an ASCE Student Member in good standing, what are some common mistakes to avoid in my application?  Your presentation of a thoughtful scholarship application will show the selection committee whether or not you are serious about seeking tuition assistance.  Careless mistakes may cause the committee to pass on your selection:

    • Application form:
      • Your application form must be legible and the information you provide must be accurate. 
      • You must sign the application form and you must include the signature of the faculty member as provided in the individual scholarship or fellowship rules. 
      • As an ASCE Student Member, your credential is S.M.ASCE.  Be certain to include this credential, if you claim ASCE membership, and include your member number. 
    • Personal essay:
      • You must include a 500-word essay as described in the individual scholarship or fellowship rules. 
    • Detailed annual budget:
      • Outline the costs you expect to incur for one year of studies.
      • Document the extent of financial need by indicating expenses and income from all sources.  Expenses include, but are not limited to: tuition, fees, books, living expenses (rent/mortgage, meals, and utilities) and miscellaneous expenses (commuting costs, car payments, insurance, previous loan balances).  Income includes but is not limited to salaries and wages from employment, grants and loans, all family support, and military stipend.
    • Recommendation letters:
      • You must include the number of recommendation letters called for in the individual scholarship/fellowship rules and they must be from the sources described in the individual scholarship or fellowship rules.
      • Your recommenders must sign their reference letters.
      • Reference letters must be sealed – the letter sealed in its own envelope with the recommender’s signature across the flap.
    • Transcript:
      • You must request your most recent transcript from your university’s Registrar.  It must bear the university’s official seal, stating it is an original transcript.  Do not download a transcript from your university’s site, as this is not considered an official transcript. 
    • Resume: 
      • You must provide a resume, showing your student activities, honors, and work experience.

    When does ASCE announce scholarships and 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 scholarship or 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:

    • Acceptance form: you must complete and return this form, stating you wish to accept the scholarship/fellowship.  If you are no longer interested in receiving the scholarship, you will be able to indicate your decision to decline the scholarship/fellowship.  This form is due within two weeks of your notification. 
    • Headshot/Bio: to publicize your scholarship award, we ask for your recent color headshot and recent short bio. 
    • Enrollment verification form: you must complete this form and return it to the Honors and Awards Program office no later than mid-December.  This form will allow funds to be disbursed. 

    If I received a scholarship 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 scholarship.


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