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    SEI Young Professional Scholarship to Structures Congress

    Expand your horizons with a Young Professional Scholarship to Structures Congress.

    This scholarship, made possible by the SEI Futures Fund , provides motivated young professionals in structural engineering (and related fields) the opportunity to participate and get involved in SEI at Structures CongressApply by December  to be considered for Structures Congress 2021. Selected recipients will be notified by December 

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    Up to five Tier 1 scholarships allocated for young professional full-time teaching faculty.

    Many find Structures Congress to be a career-changing and energizing experience, opening up networking opportunities and increasing knowledge around new and emerging trends.

    Through the scholarship, SEI grants up to 25 recipients financial assistance, including complimentary registration and varying degrees of travel assistance.

    Participating at Structures Congress helped me understand the importance of getting involved with SEI, and how it could help me not only Dream Big, but also make those dreams a reality, and understand there is no better time than the present to begin working with SEI, preparing, and making the future a better world.
    Zane Wells Zane Wells, P.E., M.ASCE 2017 Recipient


    • Young professionals (35 years or younger) in both industry and academia who plan to become more involved with SEI.
    • Scholarships are limited to one time only per recipient and follow ASCE reimbursement policy. 
    • Full time 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 participate in 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 recipient. Recipients will be recognized at Structures Congress.

    • Tier 1 Award (9): Complimentary Structures Congress registration, travel reimbursement (economy travel within US with 14 day advance purchase), lodging reimbursement (up to $135/nt for 4 nights) This includes up to five scholarships allocated for young professional full-time teaching faculty.
    • Tier 2 Award (6): Complimentary Structures Congress registration and $500 travel reimbursement
    • Tier 3 Award (10): Complimentary Structures Congress registration


    • Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in 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, recipients are required to submit a 1 page narrative providing feedback on Structures Congress and testimony on the benefits of attending. Scholarship reimbursement is contingent on submitting this document.

    Application Package Includes

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

    Other opportunities for young professionals through ASCE:

    The Emerging Engineer

    Young professionals share advice and insights on what it means to enter the profession of civil engineering. 

    Friedman Young Professional Award

    Recognizing younger members of ASCE (35 years of age or younger) who have:

    • advanced the profession;
    • exhibited technical competence, high character and integrity;
    • developed improved member attitudes toward the profession;
    • and contributed to public service outside their professional careers. 

    Nominations due .