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ACEC California Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by American Council on Engineering Companies

Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 12

ACEC California will be awarding up to $60,000 in scholarships for qualified engineering and land surveying students throughout California. Highest upper division undergraduate award of $10,000 and highest graduate award of $10,000. Some applicants from Riverside/San Bernardino, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego regions may be eligible for up to $50,000 in additional awards from local ACEC California Chapters based on their school location, residency, and hometown.

To qualify as an applicant for the ACEC California Scholarship Program, a student must:

  • Be entering their junior, senior, fifth or master’s degree year in the Fall of 2023. Students graduating in December 2022 are not eligible.
  • Be enrolled as follows:
    • Upper division undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time and working toward a degree in an engineering or land-surveying curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
    • Master’s degree students must be enrolled at least half time, and either be in an ABET-accredited Master of Science (MS) engineering program or have a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an ABETaccredited engineering program.
  • Meet the following minimum grade point average requirements:
    • For ACEC California’s State Competition: Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 in completed engineering and land surveying courses and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
  • Be interested in the possibility of pursuing a career in consulting engineering or land surveying.
  • Citizenship: You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for an ACEC California scholarship. However, U.S. citizenship is required for some chapter scholarships and all ACEC National scholarships.

Additional conditions:

  • Payment of the award will be made at the start of the 2023 fall semester, after submitting proof of enrollment.
  • No student may receive more than two awards from ACEC California’s scholarship fund. Students who have previously received one award must reapply to be eligible for a second award.
  • All recipients must remain full-time students in good standing at a California university or college during the year in which the award is received.
  • Any eligible students may also be entered in the local chapter and national scholarship programs.

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