Day: October 3, 2023

Scholarship: Michigan Section ITE Scholarship

Information for the Michigan Section ITE Scholarship is below. The deadline for the application needs to be turned into Dr. Zhang ( on October 20, 2023.

MTU also needs student leaders for the MTU ITE Student Chapter. Please contact Dr. Kuilin Zhang ( if you are interested!

See links for more information:

Scholarship: Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

Every year, WTBA awards two different types of scholarships to deserving college students studying in transportation construction industry fields.  Winners receive their scholarships during WTBA’s Contractor-Engineer Conference in January.  WTBA awarded seven total scholarships in January 2023.

WTBA recognizes how much time, effort, and money students eyeing a career in transportation construction commit toward earning their degrees and beginning their careers.

WTBA’s Engineering Scholarships are worth $5,000 each.  Engineering Technician scholarships are worth $3,000 each.  Details on both types and how to apply are below.

Applications for 2023-24 scholarships are now open.  Click the button below to begin your application.

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 10, 2023.


  • Cover letter detailing your interest in transportation construction and why you’re deserving of a WTBA scholarship (PDF or Word Doc)
  • Two professional letters of recommendation (PDF or Word Doc)
  • Official copy of latest school transcript (PDF or JPG)
  • The deadline to apply is Friday, November 10, 2023


Idea Pitch Competition – Registration Now Open

Do you have an innovative idea that could disrupt the norm and redefine “business as usual”? If so, we invite you to showcase your innovation at the upcoming Fall 2023 Idea Pitch Competition. Register here

Date and Time: October 11, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Great Lakes Research Center, Room 202

At the Idea Pitch Competition, you will have a platform to present your groundbreaking idea in an engaging community setting. Each contestant will have THREE MINUTES to captivate the audience and judges with their visionary ideas. Judges will vote to select top pitches and award cash prizes to the top contestants:

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50
  • Honorable mention: $25 
  • Audience favorite: $25

Pitch Deck Submissions Due: October 9, 2023 (Send to

Live Pitch Event: October 11, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Internship/Co-op: Team Elmers

Co-op or Internship

This is a temporary position involving various duties that permit exposure to the student’s field of study and/or provide experience that is a useful addition to the student’s education and meaningful preparation for future professional employment. Internships are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are pursuing degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Management. In-the-field work includes but is not limited to daily take-offs, tracking quantities, day-to-day communication with inspectors, supporting the Project Manager and possibly overseeing the project for the Project Manager. In-the-office work includes but is not limited to site visits, take-offs from plans, attending pre-bid meetings and bid openings, placing field quantities into a spreadsheet, managing contract paperwork and documentation, organizing contract files, etc.

The Co-o/Internship program has four major objectives:

  1. Create a remarkable learning and professional experience for interns so that they
    will think enthusiastically about construction and what they have learned about
    the highway/heavy construction industry.
  2. Provide interns with a practical, hands-on learning experience where they will be
    directly involved in the work.
  3. Create a pipeline for the best of the best employees to join Team Elmer’s upon
    graduation from college.
  4. Keep Team Elmer’s Division Managers in touch with the new generation of
    workers and provide a superior group of candidates to preview.

If interested, please send your resume to Cindy Karker,, HR Manager for Team Elmer’s, or apply on their website,, or through Indeed.

Scholarship: 2024 SmithGroup J.E.D.I. Scholarships

SmithGroup is now accepting applications for the 2024 SmithGroup Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Scholarship program. The scholarship’s mission is to provide students from historically underrepresented groups with opportunities to pursue their academic and professional goals while also working to create a more diverse and inclusive design industry.

The scholarship provides a one-time award of $6,000 to five students studying either architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning or engineering, to help offset their tuition. Each recipient will also serve as a paid summer intern at any SmithGroup office in the United States where their discipline is located.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, November 30, 2023. Please share this scholarship opportunity with faculty, staff and students at your institution to encourage eligible students to apply.

Further information about the scholarship, eligibility and requirements is available in the application portal.
Scholarship Application
Please send any questions about the scholarship program to