The Freeman Fund was established in 1924 by John R. Freeman, Past President and Honorary Member, ASCE. The income from the fund is to be used in the aid and encouragement of young engineers, especially in research work for objectives as indicated in the rules.
In addition to the Society’s Freeman Fund, Mr. Freeman established similar trusts with the Boston Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 1949 ASME and ASCE entered an informal agreement by which each would award a fellowship every other year, in
alternating years. In 1989 ASCE decided to award the Fellowship every year.
Complete applications are to be submitted to the ASCE Honors and Awards Program office for receipt by February 10 of the year of award. Applications must include (1) completed application form; (2) personal essay on why the applicant should receive this fellowship.
The essay shall be no more than 500 words and shall highlight why the applicant chose to become a civil engineer, specific ASCE involvement, any special financial needs, and long term goals and plans; (3) detailed financial statement stating the amount of and purposes for which the funds will be used
and how they will assist the applicant; (4) description of the proposed research and its objectives; a statement from the institution at which the research is to be conducted indicating that the applicant and proposed research are acceptable to the institution must be included; (5) minimum of two sealed letters of recommendation,
one of which must be from a faculty member; (6) sealed official transcript; (7) one- to two-page résumé. Include honors, activities, organizations, ASCE activities (including any offices held), and any work experience.
Deadline: Received by February 10
Submit Completed Application to: American Society of Civil Engineers 1801 Alexander Bell Drive Reston, Virginia 20191-4400 Attn: Honors and Awards Program
All application requirements must be fulfilled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.