American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey Member Organization Scholarship

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

February 04, 2016


Every year ACEC New Jersey celebrates the Engineering Excellence Awards program (EEA)—"the Academy Awards of the engineering industry"—which honors the engineering profession, recognizing projects, individuals and students that demonstrate the highest degree of talent and ingenuity throughout New Jersey.

Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016 (Post Marked)
The student portion of the application may be sent via email

NOTE: the recommendation form and official transcript must be mailed directly to ACECNJ.

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ACEC New Jersey Scholarship winners will be invited and recognized at ACECNJ’s 45th Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at the Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, New Jersey.  Additionally, the applications of the top two general scholarship winners and top CASE scholarship from New Jersey will be entered into the ACEC National Scholarship Program.  Students must be enrolled in a New Jersey ABET-accredited engineering program.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Jody Herkloz at or 609-802-0264.


The program includes scholarships awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Member
Organization (MO) identified on the first page of the application. The scholarships are divided into two categories,
General Scholarships and the Specialty Scholarship.

Deadline for Submissions: February 4, 2016
Students must be entering their junior, senior, fifth, or master’s degree year, in the fall of 2016 to qualify for
the general scholarships. In addition, a student must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
in engineering or in an accredited land-surveying program to qualify. ABET accreditation of engineering
programs for scholarship applicants must conform to the following to the particular degree the student is
 Bachelor’s Degree
Student must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program.
 Master’s Degree
Student must either be in an ABET-accredited Master of Science (MS) engineering program, or have a
Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program.

The only specialty scholarship available for the 2016 year program is the Council of American Structural
Engineers (CASE) scholarship. Only students who are enrolled in a Master’s degree program for Structural
Engineering in fall of 2016 will be eligible for the CASE scholarship. Student must either be in an ABETaccredited
Master of Science (MS) engineering program, or have a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an
ABET-accredited engineering program.
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 or land surveyors.
Be as complete as possible while filling out this 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 or neatly printed. Points may be lost for poor grammar, incorrect spelling, illegibility,
or lack of neatness. Proofread carefully.
 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 or land surveying 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 an engineering professor, a consulting engineer, or a land surveyor.
Use the attached form—a letter is not sufficient. Greater weight will be given for a recommendation from a
consulting engineer or land surveyor. The evaluator must send the recommendation directly to the state
Member Organization.
 Extra curricular College Activities: 13 points
Indicate 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.

Junior, Senior, Graduate Students

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