American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarships

Website: ASCE


Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. 

ASCE's Mission
Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.

In carrying out that mission, ASCE:

  •  Advances technology 
  •  Encourages lifelong learning 
  •  Promotes professionalism and the profession 
  •  Develops civil engineer leaders 
  •  Advocates infrastructure and environmental stewardship 

ASCE offers many scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students, detailed at You should review the rules for all Society Scholarships to determine the ones closest to your interest area. 

You must be an ASCE Student Member in good standing at the time of application and award.


Please review the scholarship details for each scholarship at to determine fit and eligibility.

Scholarships are for undergraduate students, provided they have at least one semester or quarter of study in the next academic year. Applicants must be current ASCE Student Members in good standing.

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented
  • Application form:
    • Your application form must be legible and the information you provide must be accurate.
    • You must sign the application form and you must include the signature of the faculty member as provided in the individual scholarship or fellowship rules.
    • As an ASCE Student Member, your credential is S.M.ASCE. Be certain to include this credential, if you claim ASCE membership, and include your member number.
  • Personal essay:
    • You must include a 500-word essay as described in the individual scholarship or fellowship rules.
  • Detailed annual budget using the budget template provided as part of the application form.
  • Recommendation letters:
    • You must include the number of recommendation letters called for in the individual scholarship/fellowship rules and they must be from the sources described in the individual scholarship or fellowship rules.
    • Your recommenders must sign their reference letters.
  • Transcript:
    • You must request your most recent transcript from your university’s Registrar. It must bear the university’s official seal, stating it is an original transcript. Do not download a transcript from your university’s site, as this is not considered an official transcript.
    • Beginning with the 2018 application year, you may submit a single transcript if you are applying for multiple scholarships.
  • Resume:
    • You must provide a resume, showing your student activities, honors, and work experience.
Contact Information

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