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Scholarships & Awards

Civil Engineering Department


UMD Engineering and SCSE College-Wide Scholarships 

College-wide and Engineering Scholarships are for students who will be full-time students for both fall and spring semesters, have enough credits to be considered a sophomore or above and in good academic standing. To be considered for a scholarship with financial need students must have a completed and submitted a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year. For more information, visit the SCSE Scholarship page

Online Application

Other Scholarships

Many students receive scholarships from outside sources. Questions regarding these scholarships should be directed to the organization offering the scholarship. Students should verify the legitimacy of scholarships prior to applying. Below are links for outside scholarships that we are familiar with that are available to civil engineering students.

Students may also view a list of outside scholarships on the One Stop scholarship page.

City Engineers Association of Minnesota (CEAM) Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2020) 

The CEAM scholarship committee will provide six $4,000 scholarships in 2020.  This is a huge increase from the $2,500 scholarships we have offered in the past. We prefer to consider only candidates that have not received a scholarship in the past to allow us to expand the reach of our program to more students.  We ask that students apply whose focus is in areas that are most closely aligned with city engineering (transportation, water resources and environmental - sanitary and water systems). Scholarship deadline is May 1, 2020 and they can be emailed directly to John Sachi from WSB at, or mailed to 178 East 9th Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55101. Please contact John Sachi via email or 763-762-2872 if you have any questions. To apply, download the CEAM Scholarship Application Form. 

Associated General Contractors of Minnesota Scholarship (Deadline: May 15, 2020)

AGC of Minnesota has a strong tradition of providing scholarships to outstanding students studying for careers in the construction industry. AGC Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in a construction field. The Charles S. McCrossan Scholarship will be awarded to a Minnesota resident majoring in a construction career with an emphasis on civil engineering and/or road/bridge construction management. C.S. McCrossan founded his own Minnesota-based highway/heavy civil company in 1956 and over the last 50+ years, the business has grown into a diversified general contractor company which continues to be owned and operated by the McCrossan family. Charles S. McCrossan passed away in 2017, leaving a legacy of industry advocacy and giving. Interested students should fill out the AGC Application form here. 

American Public Works Association Scholarship (Deadline: May 29, 2020) 

Each year the Minnesota Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA-MN) awards scholarships to students pursuing public works-related degrees. APWA-MN wants to financially assist students in Civil Engineering, Public Works Administration, and/or other related academic programs, as well as increase interest in the public works profession by publicizing the APWA-MN Chapter and its Scholarship Program. One $5,000 Dewey Kasma APWA-MN Scholarship will be awarded along with four $2,500 Scholarships. To apply, visit

Veteran Car Donations Annual Scholarship (Deadline: August 5, 2020) 

With an increasingly complex and demanding world, successful solutions to our nation’s (and our world’s) problems require a solid education. As a leader in nonprofit fundraising, Veteran Car Donations sees, up close, the many issues facing today’s society. What better way to help combat these problems than to help pave the way for tomorrow’s leaders? To put our money where our mouth is, we are announcing the 2020 Veteran Car Donations Annual College Scholarship – supporting students pursuing STEM-related degrees. According to the Department of Education, STEM fields of study include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences (including physical, biological, and agricultural sciences), and related fields. Related fields involve research, innovation, and/or the development of new technologies using the aforementioned fields of study. Veteran Car Donations will award the selected student applicant $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, Veteran Car Donations will award a $250 textbook scholarship to the two runners-up. Scholarship values are $1,000 for 1 winner and $250 for 2 runner ups. To qualify, undergraduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university. Contact info: or 

Molded Dimensions, LLC Scholarship (Deadline: November 30, 2020)

Molded Dimensions is proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree in STEM. The awarded student will receive $500 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree. Qualifications: U.S. citizen accepted to or currently attending a college or university within the United States. The winner will be required to provide proof of acceptance to your college or university, or a college transcript. To apply, visit