J. Waldo Smith Hydraulic Fellowship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 10

Monday
Awarded By:

American Society of Civil Engineers

Number of Awards & Eligibility: No more than two 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 U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be enrolled as a graduate student at an accredited educational institution at both time of application and award.
  4. Must study civil engineering and plan to conduct research in the field of experimental hydraulics.
  5. Must be a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in good standing at time of application and award.

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

Description: This fellowship is open to graduate students in civil engineering who plan to pursue research in experimental hydraulics. Students must be members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Application requirements for the J. Waldo Smith Hydraulic Fellowship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Research statement
  • Financial statement
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: This fellowship was established by the Board of Direction of the Society in 1938 and was made possible by J. Waldo Smith, past Vice President and Hon.M.ASCE, who bequeathed funds to the Society. Under the provisions adopted by the Board of Direction, the scope of the fellowship should be restricted to research in the field of experimental hydraulics as distinguished from that of purely "theoretical hydraulics". To this end, emphasis is to be placed on practical experiments designed and executed for the purpose of advancing knowledge with respect to the laws of hydraulic flow, rather than to the type of research which proceeds on the theory of mathematical based on assumptions of unknown validity. The essence of the purpose of the research is to test the assumptions which are currently made, and also to develop a better understanding of fluid flow. 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. Recipients will be notified of selection in May by the Executive Director of the Society.

Award Amount: Up to $4,000 annually, non-renewable. The fellowship may be used for tuition, research, and living expenses. Up to $1,000 more may be requested for equipment connected with the research. Such equipment becomes the property of the institution upon completion of the work. 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 $4,000.

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 a completed application, each student must submit the following materials: a personal essay of 500 words or less 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 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 detailed financial statement 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 (may be enclosed or sent directly to ASCE by the registrar's office); and a one- to two-page resume, including honors, activities, organizations, ASCE activities (including any offices held), and any work experience. All application materials must be mailed in one package to the address provided. Applications 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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