0 ACI Foundation Scholarships for International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013


American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Concrete-related e.g. Engineering, Architecture, etc
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Provider: ACI Foundation
Country to Study in: USA, Canada

Scholarship Description
Both the ACI Foundation Scholarships and the ACI Foundation Fellowships are offered by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation for ACI Student Members and E-Members. Its basic mission has been and still is to “Provide knowledge and information for the best use of concrete.”

In an effort to provide students worldwide with the connections, resources, and opportunities to be successful in their studies and - ultimately - in their careers, ACI has made membership free and easily accessible... electronically (Student E-Membership).

The ACI Foundation offers scholarships every year for eligible undergraduate and graduate students whose studies relate to concrete. Unlike ACI Foundation Fellowships, those applying for scholarships do not need to be nominated by ACI-Member Faculty. Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world but study must take place in the United States or Canada during the award year.

Eligibility
Undergraduate requirements:
  1. At the time of applying for and receiving the scholarship, the applicant shall be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program from an institution of higher education that is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency.
  2. The undergraduate study program shall be in the area of concrete with an emphasis on structural design, materials, construction, or any combination thereof.
  3. Applicants must be full-time undergraduates at the time of applying for and receiving the scholarship. Course work during a summer session will count toward the degree year. Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world but the undergraduate program must be ABET-accredited or a mutually recognized program by ABET (see link to list of courses below).
Postgraduate requirements:
  1. At the time of receiving an ACI Foundation Scholarship (not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant shall possess a bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education which is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency.
  2. At the time of acceptance of an ACI Foundation Scholarship (not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant shall have been accepted for graduate study at an accredited college or university in an engineering, architecture, or materials science program. The graduate study program shall be in the area of concrete with an emphasis on structural design, materials, construction, or any combination thereof. Applicants for the Kumar Mehta Scholarship must be pursuing graduate research in sustainable concrete.
  3. Applicants must be full-time first- or second-year (after bachelor’s degree) graduate students during the entire scholarship year. Course work during a summer session will count toward the degree year. Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world but the graduate program must be ABET-accredited or a mutually recognized program by ABET (see link to list of courses below).
Eligible groups
Citizens of any country in any part of the world

Participating Institutions
All accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States of America and/or Canada

Fields of study
All studies and courses relating to concrete and/or concrete technology, and the pursuit of a career in concrete. The list of approved programs is as below:
Number of awards
One (1) undergraduate award is given every year. Six (6) Postgraduate awards will be given

Sponsorship duration
These awards are a onetime financial aid

Scholarship benefits
Undergraduate scholarships consists of a cash stipend of $3000 (U.S.) for a 1 year period. The stipend will be sent to the financial aid office of the institution designated by the applicant where the study program will be pursued. These funds will then be deposited into the recipient’s university account.

For the postgraduate awards in the 2014-2015 academic year, five Scholarships in the amount of $3,000 and one in the amount of $5,000 will be available.

Method of Application
UNDERGRADUATE:
For your application packet to be considered for this award, each of the following pieces of information must be submitted by the deadline indicated:
  • Completed 2014-2015 typed application form (handwritten applications will not be accepted)
  • One-page resume (anything more than one page will not be accepted)
  • Essay (1 ½ page limit, 750 word maximum.) Name must appear on first page. Half a page of your essay must describe your personal activities to promote sustainability in your community.
  • Two (2) completed online reference forms Please click here for the Online Reference Forms.
  • All undergraduate transcripts (all universities attended during all undergraduate studies to present date) are required.
You may download the Undergraduate Scholarship Application form(DOC).

POSTGRADUATE:
Application Package:
For your application packet to be considered for this award, each of the following pieces of information must be submitted by the deadline indicated:
  1. Completed 2014-2015 application form: The application form must be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
  2. Resume: Any resume more than one-page will not be accepted.
  3. Essay: There is a 500 word maximum for essays. Your name must be on the first page of the essay. Only Microsoft Word files will be accepted.
  4. Two Online Reference Forms: Please click here for the Online Reference Forms. One form should be from an employer, if possible. All Online Reference Forms must be submitted in English. Only the Online Reference Form will be accepted.
  5. Official Transcripts
You may download the Graduate Scholarship Application here (DOC).

FOR BOTH UNDERGRADUATE & POSTGRADUATE:
The application, essay, and resume should be sent to scholarships@concrete.org together in one e-mail package. Hard copies of applications, essays, and resumes will not be accepted. Only Microsoft Word documents will be accepted.

Please be sure that your name is on every piece of material submitted.

ACI staff does not contact applicants upon receipt of their application materials or contact applicants if materials are missing from submittals.

All applicants can be withdrawn for failure to comply with any of these items listed above and on the official Website.

It is essential to visit the official website (via link below) for a detailed and complete information on application forms (ESPECIALLY regarding the online reference forms and transcript submissions) and application procedures.

DEADLINES:
Applications will be accepted for ACI Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year from May 10, 2013, through October 15, 2013. The deadline for all application materials is 11:59 p.m. EST on October 15, 2013.

PLEASE NOTE:
Transcripts shall reach the scholarship coordinator no later than October 15, 2013.
Transcripts shall be sent to:

ACI Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
38800 Country Club Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Please note that any document, including transcripts, received by ACI becomes the property of ACI and will not be returned.

Questions concerning this program can be sent to scholarships@concrete.org

For more information on becoming a member of ACI, please visit the Membership area of ACI's website.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2013 (11:59 p.m. EST)
Open to International Students: Yes (anywhere in the world)

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