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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Scholarship Opportunities

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Financial Assistance at the Graduate School consists of two major types of aid: institutional aid, for which the Graduate School itself is the funding source, and federal and state aid. With the exception of a few special awards and the Student Employment Program, institutional aid is awarded to students based on the nomination of the doctoral program in which the student is enrolled. Institutional funding is most often in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and tuition stipends. Federal Aid for graduate students includes Federal Work-Study, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans. New York State provides the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for eligible graduate students who are New York State residents. In all cases, Federal and state aid is based solely on financial need. Institutional aid is based on a combination of need and merit. A selected list of scholarships is given below:

Undergraduate student opportunities:

Please note that in addition to the scholarships noted here, there are additional school-wide scholarships administered by the GSOE that you can apply for. You will receive an email from the GSOE to your CCNY account about these other opportunities.

Due dates:Applications are accepted in both Fall and Spring and are usually due in the 4th week of classes. The application with specific due date is emailed to all CE students' CCNY email accounts in the first couple weeks of classes. By completing the CE Scholarship Application, you are automatically considered for all scholarships available at the time of your application.

Scholarships:

ASCE Met Section Robert Ridgway Award  A prestigious award given each year to an ASCE student member who excelled academically throughout his/her career.  

ASCE Met Section Younger Member Forum (YMF) Service Award   An annual award typically given to an ASCE student member who excelled in serving the ASCE (usually an officer of the ASCE Student Chapter).  

Bernard Haber Scholarship  (2) awards of up to $2,500 each to be awarded to a civil engineering student who has already completed a minimum of 9 civil engineering courses. Awards are decided based on scholarship, need and service to their community. Recipient must compose a letter of appreciation to Mr. Haber, to be delivered in person to Elena Sturman at The City College Fund.  

Civil Engineering Alumni Scholarship  A fund created to support (2) $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to one junior and one senior civil engineering student.  

DFI (Deep Foundation Institute) Stanley Merjan City College of New York Civil Engineering Scholarship  (2 to 3) $10,000 total available to an outstanding civil engineering student interested in construction.

Frances and Edward Plotkin Scholarship   An award to a junior or senior majoring in Civil Engineering, with a B+ average or higher, need, and outstanding personality. The amount of the award may vary.  

Frederick. O. X. McLaughlin Scholarship  (1) award per year to a promising third year civil engineering student for tuition support, with strong consideration to Asians and other ethnic groups.

Hank Epstein Scholarship  Civil Engineering student with demonstrated need by filling out a FAFSA. The amount of the award may vary.  

Herbert Weinstein Scholarship in Civil Engineering  (1) $4,000 award to an outstanding civil engineering student with need. The amount of the award may vary.

Jack Seidman Civil Engineering Scholarship  Scholarships to be awarded by and in amounts determined by Mr. Seidman.

James L. Lammie Leadership Scholarship at The City College   Award to a CE student who exemplifies outstanding scholastic and leadership potential in the field of civil engineering and public infrastructure support. The amount of the award may vary.

Moles Scholarship for senior   A scholarship of $8,000 and a certificate will be awarded each year to a senior student with outstanding academic performance showing promise of personal development leading to a career in construction engineering and management.  

Moles Student Award for junior   A scholarship of $1,000 and a certificate will be awarded each year to a junior or senior student with outstanding academic performance showing promise of personal development leading to a career in construction engineering and management.  

Theodore Wittes '47 Scholarship in Civil Engineering  $10,000 donated in November 2006 for (1) $1,000 scholarship each year for ten years.  Recipient must compose a letter of appreciation to Mr. David R. Wittes, to be delivered in person to Elena Sturman at The City College Fund.  

Walter Babich Civil Engineering Scholarship  (1)$5,000 for full tuition each year to a civil engineering student. Recipient must compose a letter of appreciation to Mr. Babich, to be delivered in person to Elena Sturman at The City College Fund. 

Walter Babich Student Assistant Fund  (2) $1,000 awards are available each year for a civil engineering student. Recipient must compose a letter of appreciation to Mr. Babich, to be delivered in person to Elena Sturman at The City College Fund.  

FHWA Eisenhower Fellowship:   Fellowships given each year to rising junior and senior undergraduate students. Multiple opportunities are available. Students are required to carry out transportation related research with faculty.

2013 Eisenhower Application Form

2013 Eisenhower Faculty Certification Form

2013 Eisenhower Final Program Announcement

Graduate student opportunities:  

Financial Assistance at the Graduate School consists of two major types of aid: institutional aid, for which the Graduate School itself is the funding source, and federal and state aid. With the exception of a few special awards and the Student Employment Program, institutional aid is awarded to students based on the nomination of the doctoral program in which the student is enrolled. Institutional funding is most often in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and tuition stipends. Federal Aid for graduate students includes Federal Work-Study, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans. New York State provides the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for eligible graduate students who are New York State residents. In all cases, Federal and state aid is based solely on financial need. Institutional aid is based on a combination of need and merit. 

Due dates: Applications for the first scholarship are accepted in both Fall and Spring and are usually due in the 4th week of classes. For all other awards, your mentor will recommend you to the Ph.D. committee for consideration. 

Scholarships:

Civil Engineering Alumni Group Scholarship  Awards are decided by the Engineering Alumni Group. (2) scholarships are given annually to two different graduate students continuing their graduate studies full time at The City College School of Engineering and Architecture. Students graduating from any recognized college are eligible for these scholarships.

Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program The Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program (GTF) is not considered a Financial Aid program because University Teaching Fellows are paid as regular City University personnel on the Graduate Assistantship C line. However, the GTF Program exists solely for the financial and educational benefit of Graduate School students, so it is appropriately noted here. The Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program provides funding for doctoral students to teach undergraduate classes at CUNY campuses. The compensation is approximately $11,000 for the 12-month calendar year. If the student is re-appointed to the GTF for subsequent years, the student is entitled to salary increases pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement between The City University of New York and the CUNY Professional Staff Congress. Graduate Teaching Fellows teach the equivalent of two 3-credit courses per semester. Graduate Teaching Fellows are also required to attend teaching seminars and workshops throughout the year.

Robert E. Gilleece Fellowship  The Robert E. Gilleece Fellowship, named for the late Assistant Vice President for Student Services, is offered at the time of admission to a select number of incoming students who show exceptional academic potential at The Graduate School. The awardees are chosen by the Gilleece Fellowship Committee based on nominations presented by all Ph.D. Programs. Only academic merit is considered in the selection of Gilleece Fellows. The award consists of full tuition plus $16,000 for each of the first four years of the student's studies at The Graduate School. Renewal of the award each year is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress.

Science/Engineering Fellowship Program  The Science-Engineering Fellowship is a 2-year, $18,000 per year program awarded for entering full-time Ph.D. students in Science and Engineering. Approximately 3-4 such fellowships are awarded by the Department of Civil Engineering every year.