SCHOLARSHIP

Florida Section Past President’s Scholarship

The ASCE Florida Section is proud to announce the 2020 Civil Engineering Scholarship.  ASCE Florida Section is committed to supporting Florida’s brightest minds as they pursue future careers in civil engineering.   

Eligibility

These scholarships are open to high school seniors, undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate/PhD students who meet the following criteria:

  • The Undergraduate Student Florida Section Past President’s Scholarship is open to all undergraduate student chapter members who are currently registered in the fall of 2020 as a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering or related field at a Florida college or university.

  • The Graduate Student Florida Section Past President’s Scholarship is open to student chapter members currently enrolled for the fall of 2020 as a full-time graduate student majoring in Civil Engineering or related field at a Florida college or university.

  • The applicant is an active member of his/her local ASCE student chapter.

  • This scholarship program is open to all undergraduate students who have not previously won the undergraduate scholarships and graduate students who have not previously won the graduate scholarship.

Requirements

The following items will need to be turned in as part of the Scholarship application packet no later than May 27, 2020 in one PDF file for eligibility:

  • Career goals essay demonstrating interest in Civil Engineering (up to 400 words)

  • Unofficial school transcripts

  • One recommendation letter with contact name and phone number (Ex: Faculty, Employers, Coworkers, ASCE Student-Chapter Officer)

  • One student/Branch/Institute reference contact who can be called to discuss applicant’s involvement
    with ASCE – provide name, email and phone number

  • Must be present at Florida Section State Conference during the summer (July 10, 2020 in Ft. Lauderdale) to receive scholarship

  • Must provide evidence of enrollment in the following semester (either summer or fall)

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected using the following criteria:

  • 10 points for GPA.  One point for each 0.1 GPA above 3.0, i.e. a 3.7 GPA would be 7 points

  • 30 points max for ASCE Student Chapter/Branch/Institute Involvement

    • 5 points for each year as officer of Student Chapter/Branch/Institute

    • 3 points for each year as Student Chapter Committee Chair/Branch/Institute

    • 2 points for each year being on Student Chapter Conference Team, Bridge, Concrete Canoe, etc.

    • 2 points for each year involved in an ASCE High School Club (undergraduate only)

    • 2 points for each year competed in High School Engineering Encounters or other ASCE-sponsored competition (undergraduate only)

  • 20 points on essay

  • 10 points based on recommendation letter

  • 15 points max for extracurricular and community activities:

    • 1 point for each year of participation in other student organizations

    • 2 points for each year as officer in other organizations

    • 1 point for each year as committee chair of another organization

    • 1 point for each technical club in high school

  • 10 points max based on resume and work experience

    • 1 point for each summer semester of work experience

    • 1 point for each published paper

    • 5 points for unique or unusual attributes or accomplishments

GPA is only considered for undergraduate scholarship and in the event of a graduate scholarship tie.

Application Process

Download the application form HERE.  Applicants should submit the completed application electronically in ONE combined .pdf file using the submission form below no later than May 27, 2020 5:27:20 pm.

Amount of Scholarship/Announcement of Award

ASCE Florida Section will award a minimum of one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship, and one $1,000 graduate student scholarship.  Additional awards amounts will depend on the number of applications received.  The award may be given to one or multiple students depending on the quality of the applications received. 

For more information, please contact E. Bruce Lawson, ASCE Florida Section Past President Scholarship Endowment Committee Chair, at ebruce7347@aol.com, or Judy Nichols, Executive Director, at judy@fla-asce.org.

Online Submission Form 

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