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. The B. Charles Tiney Memorial ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship may be presented annually to one undergraduate civil engineering student, who will use the scholarship for their undergraduate tuition expenses and fees.
  2. The purpose of the scholarship is to further the education of a worthy student in any civil engineering discipline.
  3. Eligibility:
    1. At the time of application and award, the individual must be a student in and who will continue as an undergraduate in an ABET-accredited or equivalent program in civil engineering or related field.
    2. Applicants must be a member of the Society and in good standing at the time of application and award.
    3. Applicants must be a member of their ASCE Student Chapter.
    4. Previous applicants are eligible to apply in succeeding competition provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.
  4. Application:
    1. Complete applications, following directions provided below, are to be submitted for receipt by February 10 of the year of award. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications online, and applications are also accepted by mail provided they are received by the application deadline. For questions or to request an application form and instructions to submit by mail, please contact [email protected].
    2. Applications must include:
      1. completed contact information form
        (Note: this form requires the signature of a faculty advisor in order to be considered complete.)
      2. personal essay which shall be no more than 500 words and shall highlight why the applicant wishes to become a civil engineer, specific ASCE Student Chapter involvement, and long-term goals and plans;
      3. detailed annual budget statement;
      4. official transcripts;
      5. minimum of two recommendation letters, one of which must be from faculty member; and
      6. one-page resume.
  5. Selection:
    1. All applications will be reviewed by the Society Awards Committee or its designee for recommendation to the Executive Committee for final approval.
    2. The committee reserves the right to 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 essay, educational plans, academic performance, potential for development, leadership capacity, ASCE activities, and financial need.
  6. Awards:
    1. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by and subject to approval of the Executive Committee of the Board of Direction based on income from the fund endowment.
    2. The recipient will be notified of selection in the spring 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.
    4. Funds may be applied to tuition expenses and academic fees reasonably and logically associated with an undergraduate engineering program while continuing formal undergraduate education.