Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment



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Support And Information

Kayla Vestal
Office – Tempe, CAVC 527E
Monday – Friday,
8 AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 5 PM

The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment has many scholarship programs available to students.  In 2017-2018, the school awarded over $300,000 in the form of scholarship support to students in all degree programs.  The school is committed to ensuring the success of all students and amplifying access to the field of engineering through generous donations and support from a number of caring donors, companies, community members, associations, organizations, and staff.

Scholarships are available for new, continuing, and transfer students. 

Be sure to look at the requirements

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Do you have scholarship questions? Check out our scholarship FAQs, join an information session, or come by and visit Kayla Vestal. For more detailed questions or support, appointments are encouraged.

Scholarship News

2018 Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2018

The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to announce that its Honeywell Scholarship Program for students studying in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math).

We will be awarding 10 scholarships at $10,000 each to students pursuing STEM degrees who have critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income) and who are current freshmen who have successfully completed their first fall semester.

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Simpson Strong-Tie Academic Scholarship

Deadline: March 25, 2018

Simpson Strong-Tie Academic Scholarship

Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist architecture, structural engineering, and construction management students.  Up to sixty-eight (68) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Award Criteria:

  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Award Amount: $2,000 
Number of Awards: 68

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Lodine Robinson National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship

Deadline: March 29, 2018

Lodine Robinson National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by generous support from construction industry donors. Named for a Greater Phoenix charter member, the Lodine Robinson National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Scholarship is offered to women pursuing degrees which lead to a career in the construction industry.

Award Criteria:

  • Female Student
  • Enrolled in a construction-industry related program at an Arizona based institution that will result in a 4-year or 2-year degree, a certificate or journeyman status when complete. Typical programs of study include:
    o Engineering – Architectural, Civil, Electrical or Mechanical
    o Architecture
    o Construction Management
    o Building Technology/Inspection
    o Surveying
    o CADD/BIM
    o Construction Trade/Apprenticeship
  • Student must have completed one full “term” in her program prior to applying for the grant
  • GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or greater
  • Active participant in volunteer organizations

Award Amount: $2,000 
Number of Awards: Varies

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Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Senior Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2018/2019 school year and have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2018/2019 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams.

Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2019 will be eligible for the 2018 scholarship.

Minimum Criteria – Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor.

Basis for Award – The basis for selection will generally follow these guidelines:

  • Academic Scholarship
  • Financial Need
  • Work Experience/Activities
  • Essay

Announcement of successful candidates will be made in July 2018.

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2018 Dave Lawson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2018

The Bridge Technical Committee (BTC) is a technical subcommittee of the Arizona Society of Civil Engineers (AzSCE). The mission of the BTC is to provide the opportunity for owners, consultants, contractors, and students to participate in regular structured discussions on technical issues related to the design, construction, fabrication, testing and maintenance of bridges within Arizona. The BTC also strives to bring awareness to students pursuing the specialty of structural engineering within the broader field of civil engineering.
The purpose of the BTC Scholarship is to motivate and reward students who demonstrate excellence in civil engineering studies at state universities in the State of Arizona* and who express an interest in pursuing a career in the design or construction of structures.
This Scholarship is in memory of Dave Lawson, a respected engineer within the Arizona bridge community and former officer of the BTC, who passed away in September of 2015.
The Scholarship is for upper class (Junior and Senior) and graduate students in the amount of $1500. One scholarship will be awarded. The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • 2018 Junior or Senior currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program, or a graduate student, with an emphasis in structural engineering.
  • Plans to pursue a career in a structures-related field. Special consideration will be given to applicants that have specific interest or experience related to bridges.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically (Word or Adobe PDF format). Scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant’s specific goals, academic record, and engineering-related activities or job skills.

Please email the completed application to: (Midhat Hassan, AzSCE Bridge Technical Committee Secretary )

The scholarship recipient will be determined in April 2018 and announced at a regularly scheduled BTC lunch meeting in May (attendance is highly encouraged but not required). Funds will be disbursed in the fall 2018 semester.

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Design Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Western Pacific Region 2018 Scholarship

Deadline: April 5, 2018

DBIA Western Pacific Region will offer 12 scholarships ($4,000 each) to qualified students pursuing a design or construction related degree at selected universities in the western US. Eligible students are invited to download the application and submit by April 5, 2018. The Selection Committee will award scholarships to the most qualified students. Recipients will be notified on April 23, 2018.  Winners will be recognized at DBIA’s Annual Award Banquet on May 17, 2018 in San Diego.Deadline: August 1st, 2018

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Tacuna Systems - Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship

Deadline: August 1st, 2018

Women are still very much under-represented in STEM fields both in higher education and in industry. Our goal is to help equip one female student to overcome this gender gap by offering $1,000 toward her studies in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Who Can Apply?

  • Females only
  • Must be pursuing a degree in STEM: science, technology, engineering or math
  • Can be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Open to students attending a US or Canadian institution
  • Entrants must be 17 years or older
  • No GPA requirement
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