TN Engineering Groups Offer Scholarships

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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee) is accepting applications from engineering and land surveying students in Tennessee for several state and national scholarship programs.

The Tennessee Engineering Foundation will award four scholarships to engineering students who meet scholarship requirements.

For complete information and application forms click here. Applications for all scholarships must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

“ACEC of Tennessee has always been committed to promoting the engineering profession in a variety of ways, including education,” said Kasey Anderson, ACEC of Tennessee Executive Director. “We count it as a privilege to once again offer these scholarship programs.”

ACEC of Tennessee will award up to two $1000 scholarships to current college students. Applications will be judged on five criteria: cumulative GPA, essay, work experience, recommendation, and extracurricular activities. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctor of Philosophy degree in an engineering or land-surveying program in Tennessee approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Students must be entering their junior, senior, fifth or graduate year in the fall of 2016 to qualify. Students are encouraged to showcase interest and commitment to the field of engineering in the essay. Winners will be announced in February, 2016.

Winners of the state scholarships are eligible for the national scholarship program of ACEC. It will award several scholarships totaling $20,000, and the Council of Structural Engineers of ACEC will award a $5,000 scholarship to a structural engineering student enrolled in a Master’s degree program for Structural Engineering in the 2016 fall semester. These winners will be announced in October, 2016.

Similarly, the Tennessee Engineering Foundation is offering three, $3,500 scholarships to rising juniors or seniors at accredited engineering schools in Tennessee; a $4,000 scholarship is also available to any rising junior or senior in an accredited engineering school in the state of Tennessee, as well as children or grandchildren of any TSPE member at the accredited school of choice, in or out of Tennessee, if all other requirements are met. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2016. Scholarships are to be used toward the 2016-2017 school year.

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