Author: Julie Ross

Scholarship: ASCE Michigan Section

The Michigan Section of the 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. These scholarships have been endowed through the efforts and generosity of individual Civil Engineers and leading Civil Engineering companies throughout Michigan. Applications are due by Memorial Day.

Mackinac Scholarship

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 $5,000 each year (totaling $10,000 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 contributions to the advancement of student engineering.

Zuidema 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 $1,500, and considers academic performance as an indication of preparation for a future career in Civil Engineering. The Zuidema scholarship is available to either a junior or senior in an ABET-accredited Civil Engineering program.

Click the link below to access more detailed information and the application itself.

ASCE Michigan Section Scholarship application 

Job Postings: Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech has some openings available. They are always actively attempting to find ideal candidates in the East Lansing, Brighton, and Ann Arbor areas. The construction field services is different then what students are used to seeing while looking for a job – do not be discouraged by the description.

Civil/ Environmental Interns

Construction Field Services (Field Engineer-Full Time)

Thank you,

Robert Watt, EIT | Environmental Engineer I
Business +1 (517) 316-3956 | Mobile +1 (517) 249-9344 | Fax +1 (517) 484-8140 |

Army ROTC Summer Leadership Opportunity

I hope this message finds you well. I can imagine you are busy as the school year wraps up. I am reaching out to pass along some information on Army ROTC’s Summer Leadership Program (Basic Camp). Michigan Tech has the ability to sponsor additional attendees, so any assistance in spreading the word is greatly appreciated! 

What is Summer Leadership Program (Basic Camp)?

This program is a month-long training held annually at Ft. Knox Kentucky. The program is designed to help college students experience Army ROTC and decide if it is something they would like to continue. Unlike the traditional Basic Training for enlistment, this program focuses on the leadership and critical thinking skills needed to succeed as an Army Officer. 

There is no commitment to enroll or complete ROTC, but those who complete and elect to continue can earn a $5,000 bonus / 2-Year Full Tuition Scholarship. There is no cost for the student to attend. 

Ideal candidates would be academic sophomores/juniors with two years remaining. There are certain eligibility requirements, such as U.S. citizenship and health standards. I am happy to provide additional details to anyone interested. 

Beyond this opportunity, please feel free to contact me with questions. We are proud to have the top ranked Army ROTC program in our region. Our Cadets have a near 100% placement rate into internships and their career branches of choice. While some choose to compete for Active Duty, we have a substantial number who serve part-time in a reserve component and pursue a career in the private sector. 

Best Regards,

Nicole Piazza

Scholarship & Enrollment Officer

Michigan Technological University


Cell: 906-361-3215

Instagram: @mtuarmyrotc


Job Posting: NOAA Corps

NOAA Corps is currently accepting applications for BOTC 143. Applications are due by May 12th.

The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps) is one of the nation’s eight uniformed services. NOAA Corps officers are an integral part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and serve with the special trust and confidence of the President.

With approximately 330 officers and growing, the NOAA Corps supports nearly all of NOAA’s programs and missions. The combination of commissioned service and scientific expertise makes these officers uniquely capable of leading some of NOAA’s most important initiatives.

More information is available here:

TCD (Traffic Control Device) Student Challenge

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices (ACP55) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) sponsor and conduct the exciting design competition, the Traffic Control Device (TCD) Student Challenge, to promote innovation and stimulate ideas in the traffic control devices area with a goal to improve operations and safety.

2024 Theme: Innovations to Improve the Nighttime Visibility of Traffic Control Devices

The TCD Student Challenge is open to individual students or teams of students from high school, junior college, student college or university (graduate or undergraduate). All that is required in terms of technical expertise is an interest in transportation and safety, along with an understanding of traffic control devices.

Apply online by Oct. 1, 2023

Scholarship: Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors/Leica Geosystems First Year Students Scholarship



Now that I have your attention. I am emailing you to notify you of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors/Leica Geosystems First Year Students Scholarship. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded. Here is a link to the scholarship application and information:

Additionally, here is the link to the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors website where our scholarship opportunities and requirements can be found:

Scholarship applications are due by Wednesday, May 10th, 2023.


Howard Herrild III, PLS

WSLS Education Committee Chair

Scholarship: STEM Scholarship Program

IMEG believes the culture of education and learning is powerful. We are 100% employee-owned and passionate about giving back and developing the next generation of innovators. We believe that together we create positive outcomes for people, communities, and our planet.

IMEG awards individual scholarships of up to $10,000 to multiple students nationwide who are pursuing a degree which is STEM-related with an engineering focus. Scholarships are available for underrepresented students in their sophomore through senior years who have great potential and are faced with challenging circumstances.

To be eligible for the IMEG Scholarship for 2023, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • US Citizen
  • Financial need
  • Pursuing a degree in STEM-related field
  • Full-time student, sophomore through senior, enrolled in Fall of 2023
  • Not currently employed at IMEG or related to an IMEG employee

Apply online by clicking here. You will be asked to submit the PDF application, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of an unofficial transcript to Scholarship recipients will be required to submit an official transcript.

Internship: Great Lakes Climate Corps (GLCC)

The Great Lakes Climate Corps (GLCC) is hiring over 40 full-time seasonal employees for the 2023 summer field season. GLCC is a program administered by the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP), a non-profit located in Marquette, MI. GLCC crews work and camp as a team of 4 young adults on projects primarily located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with some projects extending regionally. Crew Leaders and Members partner with Tribal, federal, state, and local professionals to accomplish a variety of high priority conservation, restoration, and recreation projects.

GLCC is hiring several USFS technicians for individual placement with the Hiawatha and Ottawa National Forests’ recreation, botany, hydrology, fish & wildlife departments. We’re also hiring four “specialty crews” who will focus on single projects for the summer including community gardening with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, forestry work with the Ottawa National Forest, drone inventory of road-stream crossings, trails and wildfire prevention crews.

Please feel free to share these employment opportunities with your students and recent graduates! I invite you to use the attached slide in your lectures and share the attached job description poster with colleagues who may also have interested students.

If you’d like to learn more about the GLCC program or share the direct link to apply, you may visit our website here: