Scholarships

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Julia Layno-Rojas
Office – Tempe, CAVC 527E

The 2023-2024 application will open November 1, 2022 and close February 1, 2023

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

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

Scholarship News

AGC Education and Research Foundation

Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Foundation is able to give 150 or more undergraduate and graduate scholarships each year to deserving students. Since 1970, we have awarded over 4,000 scholarships totaling over $10 million. Scholarship candidates are evaluated for their academic success, their commitment to the industry through participation in campus professional organizations, summer or part-time work in the construction industry, and their goals for the future.

The platform for the 2023-2024 Scholarship application for undergraduate and graduate programs has opened! Students have until November 1, 2022 to apply.  Interested in applying? Undergraduate program criteria can be found here and Graduate program criteria can be found here.

Awards

The AGC Education and Research Foundation gives two prestigious awards annually, one to an educator who exemplifies excellence in the field of construction education, and the other to a senior-level student who submits the winning essay in the James L. Allhands Essay Competition.

Outstanding Educator Award
Since 1985, the AGC Education and Research Foundation has recognized annually an educator who makes a significant mark in the field of construction education.

James L. Allhands Student Essay Competition
The James L. Allhands award recognizes a student essay on a specific topic that is deemed to be beneficial to the advancement of technological, educational, or vocational expertise in the construction industry.

Research Projects

Robert L. Bowen Industry Residency

The Foundation is in its fifth year of an exciting ongoing initiative which creates a partnership among the Foundation, an AGC contractor, and an educational institution to provide an engaging summer internship experience for a faculty member on a construction project. The overall goal of the internship is to provide educators with jobsite field experience in order to provide this firsthand knowledge to their students. More information regarding the industry residency program can be found on this page.

Industry Case Studies
The Foundation has commissioned a few new case studies, and is in the process of securing future studies. For information on past case studies, and on what is to come, please check our Research Initiatives.

National Academy of Construction Scholarship

The National Academy of Construction (NAC) is accepting applications for the 2022 NAC Scholarship.  This scholarship was established by members of the NAC to provide funding for undergraduate and/or graduate students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in construction or a closely related field, and who intend to pursue a career in the construction industry. NAC’s mission is to recognize and honor individuals from all disciplines in the industry for their distinguished contributions to the industry and to share this reservoir of expertise as a service to the nation, including service contributions. NAC is one of the nation’s esteemed construction industry institutions characterized by its extensive and diverse expertise, proven leadership, trusted judgment, and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the construction industry. The intent of this scholarship is to provide support for deserving students who are pursuing careers in the construction industry, thus giving back to the profession some of the benefits that its members have received. The NAC intends to award at least $20,000 in scholarships to deserving students for Academic Year 2022-23.

 

To be eligible for consideration, the student must:

  1. Have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  2. For BS students, must be at least at the sophomore level with at least two semesters remaining in their curricula at the time of application; for MS students, must have at least two semesters remaining at time of application.
  3. Be pursuing a degree in a construction or construction-related program such as construction management, architecture, construction engineering, civil engineering or other, with the intent of pursuing a career in the construction industry.
  4. Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen

 

If you feel you are eligible, please continue to the NAC Scholarship application website at https://www.naocon.org/naocon-scholarship/

National Academy of Construction Scholarship

The National Academy of Construction (NAC) is accepting applications for the 2022 NAC Scholarship.  This scholarship was established by members of the NAC to provide funding for undergraduate and/or graduate students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in construction or a closely related field, and who intend to pursue a career in the construction industry. NAC’s mission is to recognize and honor individuals from all disciplines in the industry for their distinguished contributions to the industry and to share this reservoir of expertise as a service to the nation, including service contributions. NAC is one of the nation’s esteemed construction industry institutions characterized by its extensive and diverse expertise, proven leadership, trusted judgment, and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the construction industry. The intent of this scholarship is to provide support for deserving students who are pursuing careers in the construction industry, thus giving back to the profession some of the benefits that its members have received. The NAC intends to award at least $20,000 in scholarships to deserving students for Academic Year 2022-23.

 

To be eligible for consideration, the student must:

  1. Have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  2. For BS students, must be at least at the sophomore level with at least two semesters remaining in their curricula at the time of application; for MS students, must have at least two semesters remaining at time of application.
  3. Be pursuing a degree in a construction or construction-related program such as construction management, architecture, construction engineering, civil engineering or other, with the intent of pursuing a career in the construction industry.
  4. Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen

 

If you feel you are eligible, please continue to the NAC Scholarship application website at https://www.naocon.org/naocon-scholarship/

CDM Smith Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: April 18, 2022 3:00 pm CT

CDM Smith has established a scholarship program to assist students pursuing an eligible STEM undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on engineering at an accredited four-year college or university.

In celebration of CDM Smith’s 75th Anniversary, we are increasing scholarship amounts from $5,000 to $7,500 and we are doubling the number of awards granted from four to eight!

  • CDM Smith is offering two awards in 2022 based on significant financial aid need. The goal of these scholarships is to provide increased opportunity to pursue STEM education for disadvantaged communities.
  • CDM Smith is offering two awards in 2022 to promote diversity within the STEM community for underrepresented minorities in STEM.
  • CDM Smith is offering four traditional scholarships in 2022 for all students in STEM who meet the eligibility requirements.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year that they meet eligibility requirements. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study. Payments are made directly to school of enrollment.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

 Please apply at: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cdmsmith/

DEED Funding for Students

Scholarships support the education of students working toward technical careers that are in high demand by electric utilities. Students talk about the benefits of a DEED scholarship. A DEED member utility must sponsor your scholarship application. Review the scholarship requirements and checklistCurrent or future lineworker trainees should apply for the educational scholarship.

  • $2,000 per scholarship paid directly to the student’s university.
  • Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year.