ACEC Colorado oversees a Scholarship Program, which annually disperses more than $40,000 in monetary support to college and high school students pursuing degrees in engineering. Also, the Council hosts an annual Engineering Excellence Awards program to recognize innovate project design and an Honor Awards Program to recognize individual accomplishments. Please contact Julie Ann Dill, if you have questions about these programs.
The program includes scholarships awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado).
Deadline for Submissions: Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at Noon
Students must be entering their junior, senior, or fifth year, in the fall of 2016 to qualify for the general scholarships (NOTE: Students graduating in
December of that academic year are not eligible.). In addition, a student must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in engineering to qualify.
ABET accreditation of engineering programs for scholarship applicants must conform to the following to the particular degree the student is pursuing:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
Student must be in an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited engineering program.
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A student can receive only one ACEC scholarship during the student’s academic career.
Students’ interest and commitment to the business and management of the profession are important. Students are encouraged to reflect that throughout
their applications. The ACEC College of Fellows is especially interested in supporting students who are potential future consulting engineers.
Be as complete as possible while filling out the application. Each portion of the application has a specific point value. Judges will score each section
separately. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• Cumulative Grade Point Average: 20 points
• Essay: 25 points
Essays must be typed (approximately 500 words). Points may be lost for poor grammar, incorrect spelling, illegibility, or lack of neatness.
• Work Experience: 27 points
Work experience will be limited to the last three years prior to the date of the application. List your most recent work experience first and include
any jobs held during high school if within the three year period. Indicate the year in school during which you held a particular position. Indicate if
your work experience was in the form of work-study, co-op, or practicum. Clearly identify the nature of the business of the listed employers; in
particular, note consulting engineering firms. Be complete and accurate. List additional experience on a separate sheet and attach if necessary.
The more experience you list, the higher your potential score.
• Recommendation: 15 points
A recommendation is needed from a consulting engineer or engineering professor. Use the provided recommendation form—a letter is not
sufficient. Greater weight will be given for a recommendation from a consulting engineer. The evaluator must send the recommendation
directly to ACEC Colorado, Attn: Julie Ann Dill. Please do not include the recommendation form as part of application package.
• Extracurricular College Activities: 13 points
List all college activities including offices held and other leadership roles in any organizations. Be as complete as possible. If there are no
activities, write “none”. The more activities you list, the higher your potential score.