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Scholarships & Awards

Civil Engineering Department


Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year, who have excellent academic records, and who have demonstrated interest in and potential or research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7.500 per academic year. Deadline is January 31st, 2020. 

The Opus Group 

The Opus Group is rolling out a scholarship program to those students interested in many areas including Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Real Estate, Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design, Accounting, IT, HR, Marketing and Law.  We hope that we can count on you to help us get this information out to your students, or direct us in the right way, so your students have the opportunity to apply for our scholarship. The Opus Group will be handing out 6 scholarships that will be $2,500 each. The application is available at The Deadline is February 7th, 2020. Winners will be notified by March 27th. 

2020 Veteran Car Donations Annual Scholarship 

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 

UMD Civil Engineering Scholarships 

Thanks to generous support from alumni, faculty and friends the department is able to provide scholarship support to full-time UMD civil engineering students. The number and amount of scholarships are based on annual gifts to this fund.

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.

American Concrete Institute Scholarships and Fellowships: for undergraduate and graduate students involved in ACI and interested in pursuing a career or research in concrete.

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