Lawrence W. and Francis W. Cox Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 10

Monday
Awarded By:

American Society of Civil Engineers

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall term of the year in which he/she is applying. Students must have at least one semester or quarter of study in the next academic year. The student must plan to use the scholarship for his/her sophomore, junior, or senior tuition expenses and fees.
  4. Must be enrolled in an ABET-accredited program in civil engineering or a related field.
  5. Must be a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in good standing at the time of application and award.

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

Description: Current undergraduate students who are majoring in civil engineering and are student members in good standing of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Academic merit and financial need will be considered in award selection.

Application requirements for the Lawrence W. and Francis W. Cox Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Budget
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: Through the generosity of Mrs. Wahneta T. Hinrichs a scholarship bequest was established in 2008 as a memorial to her husband Francis W. Cox and his father Lawrence W. Cox. Students may apply for all ASCE scholarships for which they are qualified. 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 applicant's justification of award, educational plans, academic performance and standing, potential for development, leadership capacity, ASCE activities, and financial need. The recipient will be notified of selection in May by the Executive Director of the Society.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable. Scholarships will be awarded based on funds available and will be disbursed in the fall term. Funds should be used for tuition and tuition-related expenses. Previous recipients of these scholarships 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 $5,000.

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 materials: a personal essay of no more than 500 words highlighting 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 annual budget documenting the extent of financial need by indicating expenses and income from all sources; two or more sealed letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member; one sealed official transcript (enclosed or sent directly by registrar's office); and a one-page resume including honors, activities, organizations, ASCE activities (including any offices held), and any work experience. All application materials should be mailed in one packet to the address provided. All materials must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Ping Wei - Staff Contact
Address: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive Attention: Honors and Awards Program Reston, Virginia 20191

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