August 30, 2015

American Shotcrete Association Graduate Scholarship for International Study in USA and Canada

The ASA Graduate Scholarship Program

Course(s) Offered: Concrete-related
Course Level: Graduate
Provider: American Shotcrete Association
Country to Study in: Canada, USA

Scholarship Description
The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) offers The ASA Graduate Scholarship Program to international students from any country in the world to engage in concrete-related studies in the United States or Canada.

The purpose of The ASA Graduate Scholarship Program is to attract, identify, and assist outstanding graduate students pursuing careers within the field of concrete with a particular interest in the shotcrete process.

The ASA Graduate Scholarships are available to applicants who have been accepted into a graduate program in the field of concrete at the time of application to an accredited college or university within the United States or Canada.

American Shotcrete Association Graduate Scholarship

The following criteria apply to all applicants:
  • At the time of application, the applicant shall have been accepted for graduate study in the area of concrete at an accredited college or university within the United States or Canada.
  • Applicants must be a full-time first or second-year (post bachelor’s degree) graduate student 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 graduate study must take place in the United States or Canada during the award year.
Selection Criteria:
Based on essays, submitted data, and references, the ASA Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients who appear to have the strongest combination of interest and potential for professional success in the shotcrete industry.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country worldwide

Participating Institutions
All accredited colleges and universities within the United States and/or Canada

Fields of study
Graduate level studies within the field of concrete with a particular interest in the shotcrete process

Number of awards
Up to three awards are available each academic award year

Sponsorship duration
The scholarship is a financial aid paid once to the student

Scholarship benefits
Each ASA Graduate Scholarship award consists of a stipend of $3,000 (USD) and is paid in one (1) installment of three thousand dollars ($3,000 USD) directly to the student’s educational institution

Method of Application
You may only apply to this scholarship if you fulfill the eligibility criteria listed above.

Your completed application packet consists of the following information, submitted by the deadline indicated on the application form:
  • Completed and typed application form (handwritten applications will not be accepted)
  • One-page resume (anything over one page will not be accepted)
  • Essay (1-page limit, 300 words or less)
  • Two (2) completed online reference forms
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
The application, resume and essay should be sent to together in one email package. Hard copies of applications, resumes and essays will not be accepted.

Transcripts are to be mailed directly to ASA and are only accepted if they fulfill specified criteria (as listed on the official website). Please note that if transcripts sent to ASA have a different last name than what appears on your application (maiden name), be sure to note that in parentheses on the name line of this application.

It is important to read the Graduate Scholarship Guidelines and Application(PDF), and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Applications are accepted between May and November of each academic year and scholarship payments are made in December. Scholarship Applications for the 2015-2016 academic (award) year are due on November 2, 2015.

ASA will not contact applicants upon receipt of their application materials. Please be sure that your name appears on each of the items submitted.

Winners will be notified in December, 2015 and asked to submit a short article (one page minimum) on their research project that relates to concrete and shotcrete for publication in ASA’s Shotcrete magazine.

All graduate scholarships can be withdrawn for failure to comply with any of the criteria items specified on the official website.

Application Deadline: 2 November 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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