Category: Scholarships

MITA Scholarship

The MITA Scholarship Fund offers financial support to individuals hoping to pursue a career in the heavy/highway construction industry. This scholarship is not only available for students that may be looking to get a 4-year degree in engineering etc., but also to those that are looking to attend a trade school. Anything heavy highway/construction related. 

Deadline: April 14


A. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United Sates
and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a
construction-related field. High school seniors are not eligible.
B. Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field.
C. Applicant must be enrolled full-time.
D. Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards.

Scholarship Application and Information:

Deadline: Feb 28.

Scholarship – Atkins Foundation Scholarship for Minorities

The Atkins Foundation Scholarship for Minorities in STEM is available to female students and students of African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American/ Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander descent, and be:

  • A US citizen or permanent resident.
  • A junior or senior, full-time, day-time student at an accredited and approved college or university.
  • Enrolled in contiguous fall and spring semesters, carrying a minimum of 12 credits and earning a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each semester.
  • Working towards a baccalaureate degree in science, technology, engineering or math, specifically related to disciplines within our industry with at least 60 credits of college work prior to the submission of the application. 
  • These degrees include but are not limited to Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geomatics, Landscape Architecture, MEP (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) Engineering, and/or Transportation Planning.

Applications are due by March 31.

Scholarship: Asphalt Institute Foundation

The Asphalt Institute Foundation is pleased to announce the Bill and Shireen Kirk Scholarship for 2023. More than $70,000 in scholarship funds has been awarded to students from across the United States since 2020. We encourage you to share this scholarship opportunity with any prospective student applicants that may need financial assistance for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must:

  • Be a third- or fourth-year undergraduate student; masters; or doctoral student.
  • Be pursuing a degree in business, chemistry, civil engineering, construction management, marketing, or sales. Preference will be given to students who have a focus on civil infrastructure, particularly in the study of asphalt materials and its use.
  • Applicants from any U.S. state are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to students who are residents of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia. (Important Note: We have had several recipients in the past who were residents outside of these preferred areas. Our foundation is most interested in helping students pursue their educational goals; not their school/residence location.)

Below is the link to the online application. We are working to get the word out about this opportunity for students as the deadline is March 1, 2023.

Scholarship: Alec Fisher

Alec Fisher Scholarship

  • Applicants must be current MTU students, junior status or above in Fall 2023.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in Environmental Engineering or Management Information Systems.
  • Applicants should have a GPA of 3.2 or better.
  • Preference is given to individuals from the Upper Peninsula.

Applications must be submitted by March 20, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Scholarship award winners will be notified in May. 

Applications for this and other available scholarships can be found at

All applications must be completed online.

Please forward this information to any applicable parties.

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship please contact or call 906-482-9673.

Frank Chernosky Campus Climate Ambassador Award

This alumni-funded award is named after Frank Chernosky, a former professor and advisor at Michigan Tech.  Mr. Chernosky was an early advocate for sustainability principles who impacted many students before dying tragically from a rare form of Heart Cancer in 1971.  This award in his name consists of three forms of student support during the 2023-2024 school year: a partial tuition scholarship ($8,000), funds for professional development and/or applied work (up to $1,600), and a formal mentorship by campus and/or external professionals.  

To be considered, an applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at Michigan Tech having completed at least three semesters of full-time enrollment at Michigan Tech by the time the award begins.  They must also have a minimum of two semesters of coursework remaining, though there is potential for flexibility to accommodate an internship or coop into the award timeframe.  Applications are due March 15, but all applicants are encouraged to start early and consult with me to help refine their ideas before applying.

For full details, including a link to the application, please visit the Michigan Tech Sustainability Blog post and open the PDF attached there.

Question, please contact Alan Turnquist.

Alan Turnquist,

Director of Sustainability and Resilience

Michigan Technological University

Library 207 906-487-2413

Scholarship: AGC Educational Endowment Fund Scholarship Program

The AGC of Michigan Educational Endowment Scholarship program has been providing undergraduate scholarships for students pursuing construction management or civil engineering degrees at accredited Michigan universities since 1984.

•        Need money for school?
•        Sophomore or Junior in college?
•        Attend a Michigan university?
•        Major in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, or related field?


You can earn $3,500 or more toward tuition and books, for a small investment of your time. 
​The employer evaluation sheet can be found here.  For more information please contact Viki Gotts.

As long as you are applying…
The AGC Education and Research Foundation also provides scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Scholarship: MSES Student Scholarships

MSES is proud to announce its annual scholarship program available to college students pursuing a major/career in a transportation related field. 

2023-2024 MSES Scholarship

  • The 2023-2024 scholarship application is available at and is due February 13, 2023.
  • MSES Scholarship Program qualifications and guidelines are available through
  • Applications may be submitted through the available online form at
  • Further questions regarding scholarship qualifications and the submission process may be directed to MSES Executive Director, Heidi Holste at

After the applications are received by MSES:

  • Following receipt of the written application, applications will be scored by MSES Scholarship committee members, see criteria on
  • Top scoring applicants will be required to participate in a scheduled video/online interview between in March 2023 
  • Questions regarding interviews and scheduling may be directed to MSES Scholarship Chair, Kelly Agosto at

Engage with MSES

We also want to be sure you and your students are aware of other opportunities to engage with MSES. 

  • All students receive a free MSES Membership by emailing  By becoming a student member of MSES, students will receive access to the MSES newsletter and event opportunities. 
  • Follow MSES on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn of upcoming events and MSES communications.
  • MSES Speakers are available to college groups or to speak to classes.  Email Heidi Holste at if you are interested in this opportunity.