2017 Student Awards

The Central Pennsylvania Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is pleased to announce the establishment of a Student Award (scholarship) program for the current calendar year. This will be the twenty-sixth year the Student Awards are being offered. Interested students should complete and submit the application form by Friday, October 6, 2017.


Return completed applications to:



Or by mail:

Christopher Smith

ASCE, Student Awards Committee

c/o Modjeski and Masters, Inc.

100 Sterling Parkway, Suite 302

Mechanicsburg, PA  17050



Up to four (4) awards in the amount of $2000.00 each will be awarded at the ASCE Central PA Section Dinner Meeting Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Three (3) awards will be presented to Junior/Senior class applicants and one (1) will be presented to a graduate level applicant (either Masters or Doctorate).



  1. Be a member of an ASCE Student Chapter or ASCE with a current member number as provided by ASCE National. Membership is free and required,

  2. Undergraduate applicants must have finished at least the sophomore year by August 1, 2017. An applicant is eligible to receive the Student Award once, either in their Junior or Senior year or as a Graduate student (either Masters or Doctorate).

  3. Be enrolled in a Civil Engineering (CE), Civil Engineering Technology (CET), Architectural Engineering (AE), Architectural Engineering Technology (AET), Environmental Engineering (EE), Surveying Technology (ST) or Construction Management Engineering Technology (CMET), or other approved Civil Engineering program curriculum,

  4. Be either enrolled at Bucknell University, Messiah College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg or have permanent residence within the boundaries of the Central Pennsylvania Section and attend another college or university. (Note: The Central Pennsylvania Section includes Adams, Centre, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union and York Counties).



Each applicant will be evaluated using the rating system described below:


1.  Grade Point Average - 30 points maximum

Students will be rated based upon their cumulative grade point average.


2.  Honors and Activities - 30 points maximum

Students will be rated based upon a subjective evaluation of activities, such as ASCE, honors, volunteerism, and employment history. While honors associated with grade point average considered above should be included, particular emphasis in this category will be given to honors and activities separate and distinct for those associated with grade point average.


3.  Advisor Recommendation - 20 points maximum

Students will be rated based upon written recommendations from their advisor, including student’s character, professionalism, academic standing, other factors and, if known, financial status.


4.  Student Essay - 20 points maximum

Student’s essay (not to exceed 200 words) will be rated based on content and presentation including grammar and spelling. Essay can be about career goals, role of civil engineers in society, how the student believes they will make a difference to society, or any related topic of the student’s choice.


Applications are available in Word format by clicking HERE.  Or PDF format by clicking HERE.