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Young Professionals Scholarship

SEI Young Professional Scholarship to Attend Structures Congress


SEI is committed to the future of structural engineering and offers a Young Professional Scholarship to attend Structures Congress. Many young professionals have found Structures Congress to be a career-changing and energizing experience, opening up networking opportunities and expanding horizons to new and emerging trends.

This scholarship provides motivated young professionals in structural engineering (and related fields) the opportunity to attend Structures Congress April 23-25, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Applications must be received by Friday, December 12, 2014 to be considered for Structures Congress 2015.


Young professionals(35 years or younger) in both industry and academia who are looking to become more involved with the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE are eligible for this scholarship. Scholarships are limited to one time only per recipient and shall follow ASCE reimbursement policy. If you have previously received an SEI Young Professional Scholarship to attend Structures Congress, you are no longer eligible. Full time students including Ph.D. students are not eligible for this scholarship.


Applicants must select which Tier level(s) for which they want to be considered and must be willing to attend Structures Congress no matter which award they receive. Selection of multiple Tiers will not affect consideration for the higher Tier awards. All expenses incurred beyond those covered by the scholarship are the responsibility of the awardee. Awardees will be recognized at Structures Congress.

  • Two Tier 1 Awards: Complimentary Structures Congress registration, travel reimbursement (economy travel within US with 14 day advance purchase), lodging reimbursement (up to $135/nt for 3 nights)
  • Three Tier 2 Awards: Complimentary Structures Congress registration and $500 travel reimbursement
  • Five Tier 3 Awards: Complimentary Structures Congress registration


Awardees are expected to attend the Structures Congress in its entirety and at least one SEI committee meeting in addition to the SEI Young Professionals Committee meeting.

Upon conclusion of the conference, awardees are required to submit a 1-2 page narrative providing feedback on Structures Congress and testimony on the benefits of attending. Scholarship reimbursement will be contingent on submission of this document.

Application Package Includes

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (1-2 pages)
  • Two Narrative Statements (described on Application Form)
  • Essay (described on Application Form)

To prepare your application, we recommend you view the full application in advance and allow sufficient time to prepare all materials required before you fill out and submit the application online. While completing the application online, you will not be able to save the application as you go, but must complete and submit the application during one session. Once you submit the online form you will receive a confirmation response and a copy of the completed form in your email for your records.


Submit application online by Friday, December 12, 2014.