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Student & Young Professional Scholarships

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Scholarships (toward registration and travel cost) to participate in Structures Congress, April 9-11, 2025 in Phoenix, and get involved in SEI are provided by the SEI Futures Fund in collaboration with the ASCE Foundation. The intent is for recipients to connect and experience the value of membership at the conference, with the view to continue membership and involvement in SEI programs, committees, chapters, etc. Student membership to ASCE/SEI is free, as well as the first year after graduation. 

Student Scholarship 

Eligibility: Must be a current full-time student (undergrad or grad student enrolled in civil engineering or similar program), a current SEI member (one Institute is free with ASCE membership), and have not attended Structures Congress previously. 

Make sure to review details (link to content on next pg below), the areas of evaluation, and what needs to be included on your application BEFORE applying. 

Application deadline: January 3, 2025 

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Young Professional Scholarship

Eligibility:  

  • Must be a young professional (35 years or younger) SEI member in industry or academia with plans to become more involved with SEI. Up to 5 scholarships are available for full-time young professional teaching faculty through age 40. 
  • Limited to one time per recipient 
  • Students are not eligible

Make sure to review details (link to content on last pg below), and what needs to be included on your application BEFORE applying. 

Application deadline: January 3, 2025

Apply

Student Scholarship

Provides complimentary student registration, and travel reimbursement post-conference from SEI: economy travel with at least 14-day advance purchase within the US and $175 per night per diem (toward lodging and any other cost) for up to three nights April 9-11, 2025 at Structures Congress in Phoenix.  

Note: This is not full cost reimbursement. Other costs are the participant’s responsibility. 

Application evaluated on:

  • Short-term career goals 
  • long-term career goals
  • Research and/or Internships
  • Volunteer work and/or professional organization participation
  • GPA or stated need of support are used by committee when scores are close

Travel funding is reimbursable to recipients following the conference with completion of these requirements: 

  • Participate in a brief welcome orientation on site April 9 (and conference call prior to conference) 
  • Attend two committee meetings (one of which should be the Student Engagement Committee) Note: All committee meetings are on April 9, schedule to be announced at Program | Structures Congress 2025 
  • Attend the SEI Meet the Leaders event April 10 
  • Participate in the full conference starting with April 9 committee meetings through end of conference April 11 
  • Submit feedback on the experience

Apply by January 3, 2025.  

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2025. 

Young Professional Scholarship 

Provides complimentary full registration, and varying levels of travel reimbursement post-conference:

  • Tier 1 (14 available): Complimentary registration, travel reimbursement (economy travel within US with at least 14-day advance purchase), and up to $175/night per diem (toward lodging and any other cost) for three nights April 9-11, 2025 at Structures Congress in Phoenix. Includes up to 5 scholarships for young professional full-time teaching faculty through age 40. 
  • Tier 2 (6 available): Complimentary registration and up to $500 total reimbursement toward travel and any other cost 
  • Tier 3 (10 available): Complimentary registration only 

Applicants must select which tier level(s) they want to be considered for and be able to participate no matter which award they receive. Selection of multiple tiers will not affect consideration for the higher tier awards.  

Note: This is not full cost reimbursement. Other costs are the participant’s responsibility. 

Application Includes:  

  • Resume or curriculum vitae (1-2 pages)
  • Two narrative statements 
  • Essay

Travel funding is reimbursable to recipients following the conference with completion of these scholarship requirements:

  • Participate in a brief welcome orientation on site April 9 (and conference call prior to conference)
  • Attend two committee meetings (one of which should be the Young Professional Engagement Committee) Note: All committee meetings are on April 9, schedule to be announced at Program | Structures Congress 2025
  • Attend the SEI Meet the Leaders event April 10 
  • Participate in the full conference starting with April 9 committee meetings through end of conference April 11
  • Submit feedback on the experience

Apply by January 3, 2025.  

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by January 31, 2025. 

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