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Scholarship Opportunities

Internal College of Engineering Scholarships

The Department is able to offer a number of scholarships to our undergraduates through the generous support of our alumni. The awarding of scholarships is coordinated by a faculty scholarship committee that solicits and reviews the nominations from the faculty and the student applications for those awards that are by application during the Spring semester of each academic year. Students currently enrolled in the College of Engineering are invited to submit an application between October and the application deadline of February 26th for College of Engineering scholarships. For more information on College of Engineering scholarships, see the Director of Recruitment in Marston Hall. For more information or to fill out an application visit the Scholarship Website.

Merit P. White Endowed Scholarship

This award is named after Professor Merit P. White who was on the faculty for 46 years, 29 of which he served as department head. Criteria include demonstrated ability, leadership, and an outstanding academic record in the study of civil and environmental engineering. Nominations are made by the faculty.

Stephen R. Kellogg Scholarship

The award is donated by Mr. Kellogg who received his BSCE in 1972 and went on to found YWC Technologies, Inc. Two awards are given to sophomores in the CEE Department with a minimum GPA of 3.2 who have demonstrated leadership activity or ability.   Women in the Department are encouraged to apply.

Charles F. Perrell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1998 by Charles F. Perrell, who received his BS degree in Industrial Engineering in 1971 and his MBA in 1972 from UMass. He is president of Environmental Software, Inc., California. Criteria include juniors and seniors with a major in Civil and Environmental Engineering, a minimum GPA of 2.75, a history of interdisciplinary work, and a strong record of "good citizenship" evidenced by membership in campus and community organizations and/or service to the community and profession.

Stanley F. Gizienski Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship is in memory of the late Stanley F. Gizienski, who received his BS from UMass in 1943. An award is made to a junior or senior in the CEE Department who has maintained an excellent academic record, achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who has proven to be a good citizen of civil and environmental engineering and a participant in campus organizations and community services. The recipient must be a resident of Massachusetts and financial need should be demonstrated. Nominations are made by the faculty.

Karl N. Hendrickson Endowed Scholarship

This award, established in 1997, is named after Professor Hendrickson who was on the faculty for 33 years. The scholarship is a need-based and merit award; thus, financial need and academic leadership qualities; interest in civil engineering/earth sciences (not Environmental)  and a minimum GPA of 3.0

 

External Scholarships

Engineering Center Education Trust (TECET) Rossiter Family Scholarship

Eligibility: women or racial or ethnic minority (e.g.: African-American or Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander) student currently enrolled in an ABET accredited undergraduate (sophomore or higher) or graduate program in civil or environmental engineering. Applicants must be a resident of Massachusetts and attend a college or University in Massachusetts.

New England Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Thomas E. Desjardins Memorial Scholarship

Application usually advertised by the UMass ITE Student Chapter through their email list. Make sure you are on it. 

Eligibility: student at an accredited Civil Engineering school in one of the New England States; applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to the discipline of Transportation Engineering in their coursework and outside activities; For both graduate and undergraduate with a preference for undergraduate students.

New England Intelligent Transportation Society Joseph Sussman Student Scholarship

Application usually advertised by the UMass ITE Student Chapter through their email list. Make sure you are on it. 

Eligibility: current undergraduate or graduate student at Universities in New England; An individual student conducting independent research or an individual student conducting research as a part of a research team who is currently performing research tasks related to Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) for either public or private sectors.

Institute of Transportation Engineers CT Chapter Scholarship

Application usually advertised by the UMass ITE Student Chapter through their email list. Make sure you are on it. 

Eligibility: student at an accredited Civil Engineering school in the United States; should demonstrate a strong commitment to the discipline of Transportation Engineering in their coursework and outside activities.

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program 

Eligibility: students interested in pursuing degrees in transportation engineering; apply during your senior year or during graduate school to obtain funding for post-graduate studies. Note the list of transportation-related disciplines that are eligible.

Women in Transportation Seminar Scholarships (RI and Boston Chapters)

Sharon D. Banks Memorial/Jacquelyn R. Smith Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (RI, Boston)

  • Eligibility: women, GPA>3.0; enrolled in a transportation-related degree; interested in pursuing a transportation engineering career. You can apply to both from the RI and Boston Chapters at the same time. 

Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates (RI, Boston)

  • Eligibility: women, GPA>3.0; enrolled in a transportation-related degree; interested in pursuing a transportation engineering career, address leadership in their statement. You can apply to both from the RI and Boston Chapters at the same time.

New England Water Works Association Scholarships

George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship – to a student enrolled in a civil engineering program at a 4-year college or university.

Francis X. Crowley Scholarship – to a student enrolled in civil or environmental engineering program, or a business management program at a 4-year college or university.

Elson T. Killam Memorial Scholarship – to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program at a 4-year college or university.

Joseph Murphy Scholarship – to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program, or a related science or business program applicable to public water supply at an accredited college.

Michael Garofano Memorial Scholarship – to a student enrolled in a civil or environmental engineering program, or a water operations or related science program.

Eligibility for all of the above scholarships:
Students who are attending or have been accepted into appropriate college/university programs at the undergraduate or graduate level are eligible to apply. Applicants must be NEWWA members and must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify. (Membership to NEWWA costs $20)  

New England Water Environment Association Scholarships

Two scholarships will be awarded to qualifying undergraduate or graduate applicants majoring in the field of civil/environmental engineering or related sciences and one scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student in a non-environmental field related major.  Selections are based on: essay, voluntary effort and non-curricular activities, grade point average, and letters of recommendation.

Chi Epsilon Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility: Undergraduate students who are Chi Epsilon members and enrolled at the time of application are eligible to apply for an undergraduate scholarship. Initiates who will be members by July 1 are eligible to apply. A student may apply multiple times, but may only receive an undergraduate scholarship once.

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