Freeman Fellowship

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Amount
Awarded

$3,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 10

Monday
Awarded By:

American Society of Civil Engineers

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One or more awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in good standing at the time of application and award.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must be a current graduate student.
  5. Must major in civil engineering.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Current graduate students who are majoring in civil engineering are eligible for this award. Students must be members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Application requirements for the Freeman Fellowship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Resume
  • Institution statement
Additional Information: The Freeman Fund was established in 1924 by John R. Freeman, Past President and Honorary Member, ASCE. The income from the fund is to be used in the aid and encouragement of young engineers, especially in research work for objectives as indicated in the rules. Students may apply for all ASCE fellowships for which they are eligible. Grants are made toward expenses for experiments, observations, and compilations to discover new and accurate data that will be useful in hydraulic engineering. The fellowship also recognizes underwriting fully or in part, some of the loss that may be sustained in the publication of meritorious books, papers, or translations pertaining to hydraulic science and art that might, except for some such assistance, remain mostly inaccessible. Travel is for the purpose of aiding the recipient to visit engineering works in the United States, or in any other part of the world, where there is good prospect of obtaining information useful to hydraulic engineers. The grant may be in the form of a prize for the most useful paper relating to the science or art of hydraulic construction. The grant may be for assisting in the translation, or publication in English, of papers or books in foreign languages pertaining to hydraulics. All applications will be reviewed by the Society Awards Committee or its designee for recommendation to the Executive Committee for final approval. The committee reserves the right to recommend that no award be made in a particular year if no meritorious applications are received. Selection is based on the quality of the application. Recipient(s) will be notified of selection in May by the Executive Director of the Society.

Award Amount: Past awards have been from $2,000 to $5,000 annually, non-renewable. The award is to be used for expenses for research and experiments as stated in the eligibility requirements. Previous recipients of the fellowship are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 10

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 10

Applications are available on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a personal essay of no more than 500 words explaining why he/she chose to become a civil engineer, specific ASCE Student Chapter involvement, any special financial needs, and long-term goals and plans; a detailed financial statement stating the purposes for which the funds will be used and how they will assist him/her; a description of the proposed research and its objectives; a statement from the institution at which the research is to be conducted indicating that the applicant and proposed research are acceptable to the institution; a minimum of two sealed letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member; one sealed official transcript (either enclosed or sent directly to ASCE); and a one- to two-page resume that includes honors, activities, organizations, ASCE activities (including any offices held), and any work experience. All applications and supporting materials must be mailed to the address provided and be received by the deadline date. Application packages missing any of the above items will not be considered.
Contact: Ping Wei - Staff Contact
Address: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive Attention: Honors and Awards Program Reston, Virginia 20191

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