Scholarships available for award to ASCE Student Members are made possible through the generous bequest of Samuel Fletcher Tapman, M.ASCE, in 1961. The scholarships were established by the Board of Direction in 1961, the first awards being for the academic year 1962–1963.

Recent recipients


  • Victoria Bucy, S.M.ASCE, California Baptist University
  • Christian Crim, S.M.ASCE, Texas A&M University
  • Justice Forster, S.M.ASCE, Virginia Tech University
  • German Laiton, S.M.ASCE, Olivet Nazarene University
  • Isabel Lee, A.M.ASCE, University of Pittsburgh
  • Faith Masese, S.M.ASCE, University of St. Thomas
  • Miranda Pierce, S.M.ASCE, University of Maryland
  • Dustin Wells, S.M.ASCE, University of New Hampshire
  • Rachel Zook, S.M.ASCE, South Dakota State University

View all ASCE scholarship recipients


  1. The Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarships may be presented annually to not more than twelve (12) undergraduate civil engineering students, who will use the scholarship for their undergraduate tuition expenses and fees.
  2. The purpose of the scholarship is to further the education of worthy students in any civil engineering discipline.
  3. Eligibility:
    1. At the time of application and award, the individual must be a student enrolled 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. No more than one application may be submitted from the membership of any one Student Chapter.
  4. Application:
    1. Complete applications, following directions provided in the application form, are to be submitted for receipt by February 10 of the year of award.
    2. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials electronically via [email protected].
    3. Applications must include:
      1. completed application form;
      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;
      4. official transcript;
      5. minimum of two recommendation letters, one of which must be from the Student Chapter Faculty advisor and one letter from one other member of the faculty; 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, education plans, academic performance, potential for development, demonstrated leadership qualities, 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 ASCE 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. The awards will be deposited to the awardee’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.


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

To apply, submit a completed application to [email protected].

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