Civil Engineering Scholarships and Awards

The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department offers its students a variety of Scholarships. Each scholarship has separate requirements and guidelines for students to qualify to apply. Below, you can find details about each of the scholarships offered by the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

Along with the scholarships offered by the CEE department there are various scholarships that are offered by companies and organizations in the community and nationally.If you know of a scholarship/funding opportunity please contact

Name Description




Kentucky Section American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship

The Kentucky Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presents this scholarship to a professional school student or students in Civil Engineering who demonstrate superior service to the student community.

  • ASCE membership is required;
  • Completion of 70 credit hours;
  • Upper one-third of the CE class at the end of the fall term prior to receipt of award;
  • Full-time student in the fall semester following announcement of award;
  • Community service


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March 1

Hazelet & Erdal

The Hazelet & Erdal consulting firm (now BRW) established an endowment for this scholarship for a student majoring in Civil Engineering. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need.

Applicant must be a full-time student, and must be enrolled in the CEE program the following academic year.

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March 1

Charles Cunningham Scholarship

The Charles Cunningham Scholarshippresents a scholarship to a Civil Engineering student selected by the department faculty.

Applicant must be a full-time student, and must have be enrolled in the CEE program in fall and spring the following academic year.


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    March 1

    Steve Bilyeau Scholarship

    Applicant must be a full-time student, and must be enrolled in the CEE program the following academic year.

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    March 1

    F.W. Schoettler ScholarshipApplicant must be a full-time student, and must have be enrolled in the CEE program in fall and spring the following academic year.Download ApplicationMarch 1

    External Scholarship Opportunities

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    Kentucky Society Professional Engineers

    The Louisville Chapter of the KSPE awards a scholarship to a student who can demonstrate through engineering studies and extra-curricular involvement, that he/she has provided the greatest contribution to the engineering profession while maintaining a commendable GPA.


    Must be a member of a recognized student engineering organization (e.g. KSPE, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, SWE, etc.)

    Currently enrolled in an ABET-accredited engineering program in Kentucky.

    Must be accepted and enrolled in a full engineering program (NOT pre-engineering).

    Must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average ( GPA), based on a 4.0 scale.

    Applicant must be a full-time student, and must have been enrolled in an engineering program for at least four of the preceding semesters.


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    Society of American Military Engineers

    The Kentuckiana Post S.A.M.E. recognizes that some of our most valuable engineering resources of the future are the students of today. Therefore, the Kentuckiana Post will award up to five (5) $4,000 Scholarships in 2015 to students who exemplify the qualities and accomplishments of a promising engineering career. High school seniors and college students meeting the criteria are encouraged to apply.

    Must be affiliated with the Kentuckiana Post S.A.M.E. in one of the following ways:

      • Current student member of the Kentuckiana Post S.A.M.E. or Dependent of Kentuckiana Post S.A.M.E. member
      • Employee or dependent of an employee of a Kentuckiana Post sustaining member firm Student enrolled in a ROTC program or a US Military Academy, whose permanent home address is within the Kentuckiana Post geographic boundary (Kentucky and Indiana)
      • Active military personnel, or their dependents, assigned to a military installation within the Kentuckiana Post geographic boundary (Kentucky and Indiana).

    Additional requirements.




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      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards 10-20 new scholarships each year to qualifying students interested in attending the University of Kentucky (UK) or Western Kentucky University (WKU) or University of Louisville (UL) J. B. Speed School of Engineering to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE).

      • Must be a graduate of an accredited Kentucky high school, or high school graduates who are residents of Kentucky.
      • Must meet the admission requirements of the university and its respective  engineering department.


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      Feb 1

      National Association of Women in Construction

      The NAWIC Louisville Kentucky Chapter #97 offers an opportunity for undergraduate students to apply for two (2) scholarships, including a $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship for the Louisville Kentucky Chapter.


      • Applicant MUST have one full year of course work completed and one term of course work remaining in a two, four or five year program.
      • Applicant must desire a career in construction.
      • Applicant must pursue a degree in a construction related program, such as construction management, civil engineering, architecture, or related program.
      • Applicant must attend a school in the United States.
      • Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student.
      • Student can be male or female.
      • Student must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.


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      Feb. 28

      Association of State Dam Safety Officials

      The ASDSO Scholarship Program, established in 1992, awards annual undergraduate scholarships of up to $10,000 to U.S. citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams.

      • Must be a U.S. citizens
      • Enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2014/2015 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO

      • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams.

      • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor.

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      March 31