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Scholarship Opportunities

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. The awards are given at the Annual College of Engineering Banquet. Students currently enrolled in the College of Engineering are invited to submit an application between October and the application deadline of February 15th 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