Scholarships For Civil Engineering

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Are you planning to major in civil engineering? You’ll be happy to learn there are hundreds of scholarships available to you. These three are just the beginning, but a great place to start if you qualify.

ASNT Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: December 15th

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in nondestructive testing and evaluation, you may just qualify for the ASNT Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship. Awarded by The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, there are potentially three $3,000 awards to be offered depending on the number of submissions received and the merit of those submissions.

In order to apply for this scholarship, you must be attending an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.) accredited school and not be graduating before the award is handed out. You will be asked to submit an application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, an outline of your engineering program, and an essay that describes your dream career in nondestructive testing and evaluation.

Eugene C. Figg Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 10th

Since 2002, the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) has awarded the Eugene C. Figg Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship in honor of Gene Figg, who focused on bridges being an art form. The scholarship award amount varies from year to year.

Applicants should be interested in bridge design and construction, be a junior or senior currently majoring in civil engineering at an ABET accredited school, and be a Student Member of the Society with ASCE. If you previously won the award, you are welcome to reapply. Applications should include the form, details about your interest in bridges, transcripts, resume, two letters of recommendation, and your annual budget.

APIASF/Toyota Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: February 11th

If you are of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity, you may want to consider applying to the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). Awarding $2,500, the scholarship is also sponsored by Toyota. However, it’s important to note that preference will be given to students who live in Southern California.

Civil engineering majors are welcome to apply, but this scholarship is open to all STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Applicants must meet a number of criteria: be the first in your family to attend college, be a part of your community, have demonstrated leadership, maintained a 2.7 GPA or higher, enrolled in college in the next year as a freshman, demonstrated financial need, and not have a parent employed with Toyota. If you win, you must attend the scholarship event hosted by Toyota in Torrance, CA.

There are hosts of scholarships open to students intending on majoring in engineering or civil engineering. Begin with scholarship databases to find the ones you qualify for. If you need assistance, make sure to ask your high school guidance counselor.

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