Scholarship Opportunities

There are two major types of financial aid available to our students: federal and state aid, and institutional aid.

Federal Aid 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. Please contact the Financial Aid office on campus for assistance with these programs.

Institutional aid includes school-wide scholarships and Civil Engineering named scholarships. Most institutional awards are based on a combination of need and merit. The school-wide scholarships are administered by the Grove School of Engineering Student Development Office. These awards are normally announced by email. Students should contact the GSOE OSD with questions.

The Civil Engineering named scholarships are from our generous alumni and are administered by the Department. A list of these scholarships is given below.



2022 COMTO – NY Scholarship Program – 
The Council of Minority Transportation Officials
05/3/22 - Scholarship Opportunities

(COMTO) has scholarships available for students from historically marginalized populations studying in transportation-related fields.
Deadline: June 1st, 2022

Eligibility -  Students studying business, engineering, public administration, transportation, urban studies, or related fields from a historically marginalized population, currently pursuing an Undergraduate/Graduate degree and enrolled with a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours for the 2022 Fall Semester, reside within the New York Tri-State Region (NY, NJ, CT), and have a *2.5 or greater cumulative GPA. 

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2022 WTS -  NY Scholarship Program – 
Advancing Women in Transportation     
05/3/22 – Scholarship Opportunities

WTS offers scholarships to assist women studying in transportation-related fields. Note, WTS also offers free membership for full-time students.
Deadline to Apply: June 17th, 2022

Eligibility -  Women studying in transportation – related fields, currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Apply here -
For additional information, please WTS directly at -





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.

Scholarship Application Guidelines for the current semester


Named Scholarships

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

  • Walter P. Babich Civil Engineering Scholarship    One (1) $4,000 award given annually for tuition.

  • CCNY Departmental Scholarship

  • Bob Demas Scholarship     Established in 2006 by Tremco Incorporated (Euclid Chemical Company) in honor of Bob Demas, who was elected to the Alumni Varsity Hall of Fame in 2006. This one (1) 1,500 scholarship is awarded by the Alumni Association to an undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering who has a 3.0 or better GPA and shows evidence of need.

  • Daniel Cuoco Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Thornton Thomasetti Foundation)     An award based on academic merit and financial need. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • John J. Eschemuller/Brooklyn Tech-CCNY Scholarship   Two (2) $4,000 scholarships annually to support tuition for students in good academic standing and with financial need. Preference is given to graduates of Brooklyn Technical High School who are majoring in Civil Engineering. 

  • FHWA Eisenhower Fellowship    Fellowships given annually to rising junior and senior undergraduate students pursuing transportation related research with faculty. 

  • Ben Forsyth Memorial Scholarship    An endowed annual award of at least $350 to promote bridge building and other civil engineering endeavors, based on financial need, to support student academic needs such as textbooks and software, or to enter design competitions. 

  • Saul S. Garfinkle Civil Engineering Scholarship   An annual award for a sophomore, junior or senior with a 3.0 minimum GPA and demonstrated financial need. Award is intended to provide assistance with books and supplies.

  • Bernard Haber Scholarship   An award based on scholarship, need and service to their community for a student who has already successfully completed a minimum of 9 civil engineering courses. 

  • James Lammie Endowed Scholarship (sponsored by The Honorable Richard Ravitch)   Scholarship for student, preferably one studying public infrastructure, in honor of James Lammie, distinguished Parsons Brinkeroff partner.

  • Edith & Ernest Maclin Fund    Scholarship for civil engineering students, preferably of the Jewish faith and female students, based on need. Students must be juniors or seniors and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

  • Frederick O. X. McLaughlin Scholarship    An endowed annual award to a promising third year civil engineering student for tuition support, with strong consideration to Asians and other ethnic groups.  

  • Stanley Merjan City College of New York Civil Engineering Scholarship (sponsored by DFI Deep Foundation Institute)   $10,000 in total available to two to four outstanding civil engineering students interested in deep foundation construction.

  • The Moles Scholarship   $12,500 in total available annually for one or more juniors with outstanding academic performance showing promise of personal development leading to a career in construction engineering and management. The scholarship also includes a certificate. 

  • Libero “Lee” Petrella Summer Internship and Scholarship (sponsored by Thornton Tomasetti Foundation)    A scholarship of $5,000 plus a summer internship with pay to one student every year. Recipients must have completed CE 441 Reinforced Concrete or CE 442 Structural Design before the start of the summer internship. 

  • Frances M. and Edward S. Plotkin Scholarship

  • Jack & Rhoda Resnick Scholarship   $1,000 bi-annually for a qualified student majoring in civil engineering.

  • Shackman Family Scholarship    One $1,000 award per year to a second-semester junior or senior based on academic merit and financial need. Recipient(s) must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a graduate of a NYC public or private high school, be a permanent resident of NYC at the time of their application for enrollment at CCNY, and satisfy the requirements of the CCNY Financial Aid Division for determining financial need.

  • Structural Engineers Association of New York

  • TRB Minority Fellowship

  • Mrs. Orsa and Mr. Emmanuel Velivasakis Scholarship    A scholarship for $1,000 to a student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who is specializing in structural engineering. 

  • Herbert Weinstein Scholarship     A scholarship for a student of exceptional ability and promise.

  • Sy & Judy Wengrovitz Scholarship in Engineering     A $2,000 scholarship annually for education-related expenses to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in civil engineering. Recipients must be US citizens with a demonstrated financial need, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Old awards

  • CE Alumni Group Scholarship  Awarded annually to a junior and a senior by the Civil Engineering Alumni Group.  




Research and teaching fellowships are available for graduate students. Please follow the link below for more information. 


Last Updated: 09/13/2023 09:33