Category: Scholarships

Scholarship: Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA)Scholarship

WTBA opens applications for 2024 construction engineering scholarships

From learning complicated mathematics, to IT and computer skills, and understanding the precision and accuracy required to run heavy machinery – there is no shortage of challenges the transportation construction builders of thefuture face in earning their degrees.

Paying for their education shouldn’t be one of them.

It’s why today the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA) and its WTBA of Tomorrow Board proudly opened applications for a new round of construction engineering scholarships.

Students studying civil or construction engineering, construction technology, construction management, or related programs at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, UW-Stout, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering or Michigan Tech are eligible to apply for WTBA’s $5,000 Engineering Scholarships.

Students studying any of the above-mentioned programs at Madison College, Chippewa Valley, Mid-State, Northeastern Wisconsin, or Milwaukee Area technical colleges are eligible to apply for WTBA’s $3,000 Engineering Scholarships.

“Every year, WTBA awards scholarships to some of the brightest students in Wisconsin,” WTBA of Tomorrow Chairman Matt Golden said.  “The scholarship applications we receive illustrate the diversity of well qualified candidates, promising a great future for the transportation industry.”

In addition to filling out the online application, students must upload two (2) letters of recommendation, their most recent college transcript, and a cover letter detailing their passion for transportation construction and why they believe they are deserving of a WTBA scholarship. 

In 2023, seven students won WTBA scholarships, which were awarded and celebrated during the annual Contractor-Engineer Conference in Wisconsin Dells in January.  You can hear from all of those winners here:

Find more information and the application page here:

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

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 

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.

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

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