The ASCE Richmond Branch is pleased to announce that we will be awarding two $1,000 higher education scholarships to students pursuing a degree in civil engineering at one of the universities within the Commonwealth of Virginia: Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, Virginia Military Institute, George Mason University, Liberty University, and James Madison University.
This scholarship is provided by the Richmond Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Funding for this scholarship comes from the proceeds of our Annual Golf Tournament, as well as from sponsorships from Richmond area civil engineering consulting firms.
Applications must be received by the scholarship committee by January 13th at 5 pm. Scholarships will be funded before the Spring 2023 semester.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Mehdi Sarayloo, E.I.T. at email@example.com.
ASCE Richmond Branch
All students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a civil engineering program at a college or university located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Applicants must have declared or matriculated to a civil engineering degree.
- Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Applicants can be undergraduates or graduate students. One scholarship is reserved for an undergraduate student.
- Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to receive additional scholarships.
Applicants must submit the following two documents to Mehdi Sarayloo, E.I.T. at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 13, 2022, at 5pm to be considered for these scholarships:
- Completed ASCE Richmond Branch 2022-2023 Scholarship Application form provided in PDF format.
- Current academic transcript in PDF format. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
- Place your last name at the beginning of the file name for your completed application and your academic transcript.
Scholarship Evaluation Criteria
Evaluation criteria include the following five components:
ASCE Membership & Participation (0 to 10 Points):
ASCE officer = 10 points
ASCE member = 5 points
Not a member = 0 points
Academic Performance Cumulative GPA (0 to 10 Points):
4.00-3.50 = 10 points
3.49-3.00 = 8 points
2.99-2.50 = 6 points
Employment & Extracurricular Activities (0 to 15 Points)
Average rating of three (3) unique reviewers, rounded to nearest integer. Consider number and pertinence of employment/internships/co‐ops, extracurricular activities including but not limited to school programs, competition teams, club participation, etc.
Civil Engineering Career Interest (0 to 5 Points)
Average rating of three (3) unique reviewers, rounded to nearest integer. Has the applicant demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in civil engineering? Have they clearly stated their anticipated career goals?
Essay Response (0 to 20 Points)
Average rating of three (3) unique reviewers, rounded to nearest integer. Content shall be weighted most heavily but total package including organization, grammar, punctuation, and overall presentation shall also be considered.
Total of 60 points possible.