Other ASCE Scholarships
Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
encourages the advancement of the Civil Engineering profession by
qualified and interested students. To that end, the ASCE Michigan
Section offers financial support through two scholarships. The Mackinac
scholarship is available to Michigan residents entering their junior
year. The Zuidema scholarship is available to either a junior or senior
in an ABET-accredited Civil Engineering program. These scholarships
have been endowed through the efforts and generosity of individual
Civil Engineers and leading Civil Engineering companies throughout
Michigan. Both awards require the applicant to obtain a letter of
support from either the Faculty Advisor to the ASCE Student Chapter or
the Civil Engineering Department Head to confirm outstanding
performance and advancement in the field of Civil Engineering.
Named in honor of Michigan’s #1 Civil Engineering Project
of the 20th Century by the ASCE Michigan Section membership
in December 1999, the Mackinac Scholarship is intended to
recognize a premier Civil Engineering student from Michigan.
The award will be presented annually, and will consist of
a two-year grant of $2,500 each year (totaling $5,000 over
a two-year period) to a student entering his or her junior
year at an ABET-accredited Civil Engineering program. The
award considers merit, personal initiative and financial need
and encourages both participation in a student chapter of
ASCE and engineering activity outside of classroom work as
evidence of serious preparation for future professional employment.
For more information on donating to the Mackinac Scholarship
Named in honor of an outstanding Past-President of the Michigan Section
and the Western Michigan Branch of ASCE, the Marvin L. Zuidema Scholarship
Award is presented annually to a student member of ASCE who has made a
contribution to the advancement of student engineering activities. This
award will consist of a one-time grant of $1000, and considers academic
performance as an indication of preparation for a future career in
Eligibility and Requirements
All applicants must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing in an
ABET-accredited Civil and/or Environmental Engineering program
- Be a resident of Michigan and a US citizen at the time of application
- Have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0) at the time of application
- Attach an official college transcript
- Submit a current ASCE Scholarship Application (photocopies are accepted)
Initial judging will be made on the basis of each candidate’s academic
record, participation in extra-curricular activities, evidence of
leadership, character, self-reliance, comments from employers
and university officials, and financial need. Semi-finalists may
be contacted for an interview.
The scholarship committee reserves the right to use discretion in
the award of the available scholarships, and all decisions of the
scholarship committee are final.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Michigan Section
Scholarship Coordinator by the second Monday of August. ASCE awards
will be announced in September.
How to Apply
Submit the completed application to the ASCE Michigan Section Scholarship Coordinator.
For More Information Contact:
ASCE Michigan Section
The above information can also be found on the ASCE Michigan
Section web site.