G. Brooks Earnest Technical Lecture Award
In 1977, the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Section agreed to establish the G. Brooks Earnest Technical Lecture Award to express the Section's appreciation of the life-long services of G. Brooks Earnest. In addition, this Award commemorates the service he has given to the profession and especially his leadership and inspiration in the education of Engineers.
Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year Award
The Cleveland Section’s Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year Award is a commendation to recognize the work of a Civil Engineer living within the boundaries of the Cleveland Section for their contributions to furthering the recognition of Civil Engineers through their work or prominence in the Community. The Recipient must be a member of ASCE, but not necessarily a member of the Cleveland Section.
G. Brooks Earnest Outstanding Senior Scholarship
At the Cleveland Section ASCE Annual Meeting in January, 1955 the members of the Section honored G. Brooks Earnest in presenting him with a check as a token of appreciation for his continuous membership on the Society's National Board, three years as a Director, and two years as Vice President. Dr. Earnest established this gift as a fund from which to grant a "G. Brooks Earnest ASCE Junior Member Award" annually to a graduating student at Case Institute of Technology and Fenn College. At the April 2016 Board meeting the Award was combined with the Cleveland Section ASCE Outstanding Senior Award and the associate member requirement was replaced with a graduating Senior requirement.
Student Chapter Service Award
The ASCE Wives organization disbanded in 1985 and turned over the balance of their funds to the Section in the hope that the money could be used for a scholarship for a Woman Civil Engineering student. They did note the funds would not provide sufficient funding for a scholarship but should be used for some purchase or award commensurate with the Wives request. At the February 6,1986 Board meeting the "ASCE Student Chapter Service Award" was established to be given annually to one student member of ASCE who is a junior at CWRU, CSU and YSU. The Student recipient shall be selected by the Faculty Advisor based on service to ASCE. Initial funding came from the donation to the treasury by the former ASCE Wives organization. By Board action of April 2, 1987 the original motion was amended to limit the award to the schools in the Cleveland area (CWRU and CSU). The award was given for the first time in the Spring of 1987 to students at CWRU and CSU. At the April 13, 2016 Board meeting the Award was changed to a scholarship with funding to be increased and provided by the Scholarship Committee Funds.