Through the generosity of Mrs. Hazel M. Tiney, a scholarship bequest was established as a memorial to B. Charles Tiney, M.ASCE, in 1980. The proceeds of the memorial fund are for tuition assistance to needy and deserving college students who are studying in the field of engineering. The scholarship fund was approved by the Board of Directions in May 1980.

Recent recipient

  • 2022–2023: Robert Schneider, S.M.ASCE, Clarkson University

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  1. Eligibility:
    1. At the time of application and award, the individual must be a student in an ABET-accredited program in civil engineering or related field, a member of his/her local ASCE Student Chapter, and a Student Member of the Society in good standing.
    2. Scholarship funds are generally applied to tuition expenses while continuing formal undergraduate engineering education at an accredited educational institution.
    3. Previous applicants may apply for consideration in succeeding competitions provided all other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.
  2. Application:
    1. Applications are to be submitted to the Executive Director of the Society at the headquarters office address for receipt by a date established by the Society Awards Committee that is no later than February 10, year of award.
    2. Application must include (1) completed application form; (2) statement by the applicant of the reasons believed to justify the award to him/her, specifically including financial need, as well as plans for continuing formal education; (3) detailed annual budget; (4) official transcript; (5) resume; and (6) minimum of two letters of recommendation to be completed by the Student Chapter Faculty Advisor and at least one other member of the faculty.
  3. Selection:
    1. All applications will be reviewed by the Society Awards Committee, and this committee will submit recommendations to the Executive Committee of the Society for consideration at its April meeting.
    2. The committee may recommend more than one recipient, or may recommend that no award be made in a particular year, if no meritorious applications are received.
    3. Selection is based on appraisal of applicant’s justification, educational plans, academic performance, potential for development, leadership capacity, ASCE activities, and financial need.
  4. Awards:
    1. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by and subject to approval of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction based on the income from the fund endowment.
    2. Recipients will be notified of selection in May by the Executive Director of the Society.
    3. Award funds will be deposited to the recipient’s account with the business office of the institution designated by the recipient.


Application Deadline: Complete applications must be received by February 10.

To apply, submit a completed application (PDF) to:

American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4400
Attn: Honors & Awards Program

All application requirements must be fulfilled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.