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Scholarships

ASCE Texas Section and its Branches offer various civil engineering scholarships to students in Texas on an annual basis. View our current scholarships below.

J. Walter Porter Fellowship

The J. Walter Porter Memorial Fund was established in 1978 to finance periodic fellowships for graduate study and/or research in Water Resources Engineering to individuals who demonstrate outstanding ability and promise of excellence in engineering. One fellowship will be awarded for 2021.

A stipend of $5,000 associated with the Fellowship shall be considered as a gift to the recipient. The recipient shall be a member of ASCE Texas Section at the time of application, and the graduate study and/or research must be done in Texas. Other obligations include filing a short formal report with the Trustees at the conclusion of the academic year, and preparing a paper on the results of the study and/or research for possible presentation at our annual Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON).

Applications should be submitted to [email protected] and should include the following information:

  • A description and objectives of the program, study, and/or research
  • Educational background
  • Work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation by persons familiar with the applicant’s educational and professional background; as well as the applicant’s potential to benefit from the program.

The fellowship will be awarded in 2021.

John B. Hawley Memorial Fellowship

The Hawley Fellowship was established in 1961 to promote graduate study and research in hydraulic and environmental engineering. The Fellowship is supported by the John B. Hawley Memorial Fund, which was initiated within ASCE Texas Section by S.W. Freese and M.C. Nichols to honor a leading engineer in the early days of Texas.

A stipend of $5,000 associated with the Fellowship shall be considered as a gift to the recipient. The recipient shall be a member of ASCE Texas Section at the time of application and the study should preferably be done in Texas. Other obligations include filing brief reports with the trustees and making the most of the opportunity.

Check back for details on the 2021 fellowship.

Austin Branch 2021 Spring Scholarships

The Austin Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is proud to announce the availability of two (2) scholarships in amounts of $3,000 and $2,000. Scholarships will be awarded to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who meet the application requirements. View the application below for a full list of requirements and submission instructions.

Applications must be received by 12:00 PM on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Apply Here

Austin Branch Younger Member Forum High School Scholarship

The Austin Branch’s Younger Member Forum is proud to announce the availability of a scholarship for high-school seniors pursuing a degree in civil engineering and/or STEM. Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled in a high school located in the Austin Branch region (Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, McCulloch, San Saba, Menard, Mills, Mason, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee and Llano counties in Central Texas).

Applications must be received by Friday, April 16, 2021.

Apply Here