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Civil engineering is one of the most popular of the more than 40 varieties of engineering offered at the bachelor's level. In this field you learn about the science and math behind  large-scale public and private construction. We're talking about bridges, dams, highways and water purification systems. If you like thinking big and thinking about how things work (or if you like thinking about how big things work) this could be the major for you. Continue reading to find out more about this field as well as the world of civil engineering scholarships.

Unlike many academic disciplines, in the field of civil engineering there is little program variation from college to college. There is really only one way to safely build a dam and in this program, you'll learn it. Core courses include dynamics, surveying, material strength, soil mechanics, construction materials, water resources and fluid mechanics. 

Many programs allow you to choose a civil engineering concentration so that your education can line up with your vocational goals. Examples of these concentrations include water resources, transportation engineering, construction or hydrosystems. Your coursework will consist of both lecture and lab courses.

This is an intellectually demanding major that will probably take over your life for the duration of your college studies. It will probably take up all the time you have and some of the time that you don't. In other words, you will not have the free time that your friends in the humanities have. But with great rewards must come some sacrifice. 

The career outlook for civil engineers is slightly better than average. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil engineers can expect a 19% increase in employment opportunities over the coming decade. Maintaining our nations infrastructure will contribute to much of this growth. To advance to senior leadership positions you may need a graduate degree in either engineering or business.

Follow the links below to learn more about the exciting world of civil engineering scholarships.

ASDO Senior Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded for the 2014/2015 school year. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Minimum Criteria - Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor. Basis for Award - The basis for selection will generally follow these guidelines: o Academic Scholarship o Financial Need o Work Experience/Activities o Essay

Asian Pacific Community Fund - Verizon Scholarship Awards Program

The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel academically, are leaders amongst their peers and are making a positive impact in their communities. Eligibility: Students who are residents of California, Oregon or Washington OR students attending college in one of those states High School Senior who plan to enroll as a 1st year college student in a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student majoring in math, engineering, or a science (Please check website for complete listing of majors eligible for this scholarship) Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0

Robert B. Oliver ASNT Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship is being awarded by ASNT to a student enrolled in course work related to nondestructive testing (NDT) in a program of study leading to an undergraduate degree, an associate degree or a post-secondary certificate. The scholarship is awarded to the student submitting the best original manuscript on nondestructive testing. The manuscript should develop an original concept in NDT and may be based on practical experience, laboratory work or library research. Papers may be classroom assignments for work outside NDT, such as an English class. Because the award may be made after the completion of studies, there is no requirement that the student use the funds for school expenses. It is not necessary for an applicant to attend ASNT's Fall Conference to be eligible for the scholarship.

George E. Watters Memorial Scholarship

In memory of George E. Watters. Awards $5,000 to a civil engineering student. Students who are attending or have been accepted into appropriate college/university programs at the undergraduate and graduate level are eligible to apply. Applicants must be members of NEWWA. Applicants must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify. Student Application Requirements Student applicants must submit the following: • Official student application form • A two-page (maximum) résumé (that includes educational history) • Official transcripts of all university education (if applicant has not started higher education, official transcript from high school is required) • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher/professor; the second may be from a teacher/professor or professional reference such as an employer) • A one-page (maximum) statement of educational plans and career objectives demonstrating how these plans are beneficial to water works practice in New England • Copy of FAFSA (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid) confirmation Selection Criteria – Students The NEWWA Scholarship Committee considers application on the basis of merit, character and need to members and student members of the New England Water Works Association, with preference given to applicants whose programs are considered by the Scholarship Committee as beneficial to water works practice in New England.

J. R. Popalisky Scholarship

The Missouri Section American Water Works Association has established a scholarship fund entitled the J. R. Popalisky Scholarship Fund (JRPSF) for qualified students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the State of Missouri. Qualifying curriculum for the scholarship applicants includes courses related to civil or environmental engineering or environmental science with emphasis on career fields associated with water supply. The JRPSF will consider applications for one or more scholarships per year in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000). The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage enrollment in educational studies related to career fields associated with water supply.

Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K Schutz Memorial Scholarship

The American Galvanizers Association’s (AGA) Galvanize the Future: An Edgar K Schutz Memorial Scholarship essay contest was developed to assist future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship is available to full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university in North America studying architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or a related field. Three scholarships are awarded annually ($2,500; $1,500; and $1,000) for the top essays submitted. Any full- or part-time, undergraduate or graduate student of any age enrolled at an accredited college or university only in North America. High school students are not eligible to enter this contest. Qualifying majors include architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or other related field.

Square Cow Movers Scholarship for Community Impact

Any eligible student is welcome to apply, whether you have extensive experience giving back to your community, or just a little. In addition to the general application (which can be found here), each candidate must submit an essay that details their views on various businesses’ impact on local communities, as well as illuminates your ideas and/or beliefs on how organizations can properly impact their own communities. Length: 1,800 words minimum 2,500 words maximum Topic: In your own words, how do you think a business can help out the community in an ethical way? If you owned a business right now- what would it be? And how would you use that company to positively impact your community? References: Please use examples and insights from your own experiences, as well as cite any resources you use for data or statistics.

American Society of Naval Engineers Graduate Scholarship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: Architecture, marine, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, ocean, electrical and electronic engineering, and physical sciences. 2. Must be entering their last year Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.navalengineers.org/Programs/Scholarships/sc_info.htm for more information and an application form.

The Michael & Anna Kurty Scholarship for Students of Engineering

Mr. & Mrs. George Kurty created this scholarship in honor of Mr. Kurty’s parents.Criteria:? Be a junior, senior, or graduate student in the fall enrolled at Ball State University, Purdue University, University of Evansville, Tri-State University, or Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology? Be pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or any of their sub-disciplines? Demonstrate a GPA of 2.5 or higher? Demonstrate financial need through completion of the FAFSA

ASDO Senior Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded for the 2014/2015 school year. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Minimum Criteria - Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor. Basis for Award - The basis for selection will generally follow these guidelines: o Academic Scholarship o Financial Need o Work Experience/Activities o Essay

BHP-Coal New Mexico Scholarship

Requirements: 1. Enrolled member of Navajo or Ute Mountain Ute Indian. Certification of Tribal membership is required. 2. High school senior admitted to college, students currently atteding or admitted to a four-year college. 3. Minimum cumulative B average or 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. GPA must have been attained as a high school senior or from current college performance. 4. ACT SCORE: 22 or better 5. Must be registered as a full-time student and show proof of full-time student status prior to award payment. 6. Major course of study must be in the following areas: engineering (mining, civil, mechanical, electrical), business/accounting, environmental/reclamation sciences, labor/industrial relations, purchasing, or occupational safety.

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