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Application Process


Applications are due April 29, 2022. Submit yours today!



The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by and subject to the approval of the NCSEA Foundation Board of Directors.

  • The recipient(s) will be notified of selection in June of the year of the award.
  • Award funds will be sent via check to the address provided on the scholarship application within 90 days of award notification.
  • Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the annual NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit.


Any currently enrolled junior college student, undergraduate or graduate-level student who will be registered in the fall term of the year of award and has a focused career interest in structural engineering (to be defined in the personal statement) and/or is actively pursuing a structural engineering degree.

  • Scholarships will be awarded only to those students who will employ them to continue their formal undergraduate or graduate education at a recognized educational institution.
  • Previous holders of these scholarships are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.



Applications must include:

  • completed application form
  • personal statement (up to 500 words) uploaded with the application addressing why the applicant wants to pursue a career in structural engineering and how the applicant's experiences will benefit the profession, community and society as a whole
  • unofficial transcript
  • letters of recommendation.

A minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) letters of recommendation should provide insight into the applicant’s character, accomplishments, work ethic, values, and the possible need for the scholarship. At least one letter must be written by a professor, faculty advisor, and/or another member of the student’s educational institution. An additional letter may be written by a member of the educational institution or by a work/volunteer colleague or supervisor, mentor, coach, or friend. Letters from family members are discouraged.



All applications will be reviewed by the NCSEA Foundation Scholarship Committee. Copies of all applications may be shared with the Foundation Board of Directors.

  • Selection will be based on the appraisal of the applicant’s stated interest in the structural engineering profession, education plans, academic performance, involvement in related student organizations/chapters/clubs/activities, the potential for development, and demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • The Foundation Scholarship Committee may conduct interviews with scholarship finalists.
  • The Foundation Board of Directors will make the final decision regarding awards and may, at its own discretion, choose not to make any award(s) in a particular year