Scholarships for Civil Engineering Students

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Graduate without the Debt and Work in an Exciting Career

Civil Engineers are the folks who build, design and maintain the major structures we see around us everyday. Students who pursue a degree in Civil Engineering will learn about all the major structural systems that keep our world running smoothly. Graduates may find themselves working for local or national government or in construction and industry.

Auburn University: Leading Civil Engineering Program

Auburn University’s College of Engineering offers a number of Civil Engineering scholarships available for incoming freshmen and returning students majoring in Civil Engineering. Amount varies and selection criteria is based on GPA, academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities. The selection criteria for incoming freshmen is also based on SAT/ACT scores. Qualified applicants must have intentions to pursue Civil Engineering and be able to provide a career resume to date:

  • William H Baskerville Endowed Engineering Scholarship
  • Ray D Bass Endowment for Civil Engineering
  • William A Boone Endowment for Civil Engineering

The following three scholarships, also from Auburn, have additional criteria attached:

  • Jesse D. McGill Memorial Scholarship– In addition to the above criteria, this scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a Civil Engineering career in the Highway Industry.
  • Alan P. Hudgins Endowment for Civil Engineering Scholarships awards Civil Engineering scholarships with preference given to students from Monroe County, AL.
  • John Steele Henley II Endowment Scholarship– Applicants must be juniors or seniors with a 3.2 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants from Alabama or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The Y.C. Yang Civil Engineering Scholarship awards two annual scholarships of approximately $2,000 to an ASCE student member in good standing who is currently enrolled at an ABET-accredited college or university as a junior or senior majoring in Civil Engineering with career plans in structural engineering. This award is partially based on financial need, but other selection criteria apply such as academic achievement, leadership and applicant’s personal statement which should explain in 500 -1000 words why applicant is deserving of award, applicant’s interest in structural engineering and career plans. Applicant must submit a one page resume and 2 letters of recommendation from faculty members.

Eugene C Figg, Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship is also awarded from the American Society of Civil Engineers. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a student member of the ASCE in good standing who is currently enrolled as a junior or senior in an ABET accredited college or university and majoring in Civil Engineering. Applicant must be a United States citizen and planning for an engineering career with an emphasis on bridges. Selection criteria include financial need, academic achievement, leadership, and future career plans. Applicant must submit two 500 -1000 word statements, one of which is to discuss the applicant’s passion and interest in bridges and the other is to discuss why the applicant should receive this award. In addition to scholarship application, applicant must submit 2 letters of recommendation, official transcript and a resume.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Women have traditionally been seriously underrepresented in the engineering field. In the 1950s the Society of Women Engineers was born to provide the fraternal camaraderie needed to encourage women to pursue the field. The SWE has gained recognition and strength in numbers. It also offers women some very generous monetary support:

  • Chevron Scholarship offers a $2,000 scholarship to a female sophomore or junior member of SWE in good standing. Applicants must be majoring in Civil Engineering at an ABET accredited college/university. Applicant must be a US citizen with GPA of at least 3.0. Eight scholarships are awarded.
  • Elizabeth McLean Memorial Scholarship awards $1,000 to a female sophomore member of SWE in good standing who is majoring in Civil Engineering at an ABET accredited college/university. Applicant must be a US citizen with GPA of at least 3.0. One scholarship is awarded.