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.



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  Two $4,000 awards given annually.  

  • CCNY Departmental Scholarship

  • Bob Demas Scholarship

  • Daniel Cuoco Memorial Scholarship (sponsored by Thornton Thomasetti Foundation)     An award based on merit and financial need. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and have earned B+ in CE 34000 Structural Analysis and CE 44100 Reinforced Concrete.

  • Professor John J. Eschemuller Scholarship    Two $4500 awards per year to support tuition based on financial need for students in good academic standing. Priority is given to graduates of Brooklyn Technical High School.

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

  • Ben Forsyth Memorial Scholarship    An 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. 

  • Garfinkle Civil Engineering Scholarship   Sophomore or higher year, assistance with books and supplies with financial need.

  • Bernard Haber Scholarship   Two awards of up to $2,500 each to be awarded in Fall based on scholarship, need and service to their community.

  • 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    One award per year 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 award to a needy student 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

  • Theodore Wittes Scholarship

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.