Duluth Section Scholarships
The Duluth Section awards scholarships each spring to Civil Engineering Students. Up to two $1500 scholarships will be awarded to a son, daughter or spouse of a Duluth Section Member in Good Standing and/or a ASCE Student Section Member assigned to the Duluth Section. Applications are due March 19th. 2021 Scholarship Application
2020 Scholarship Recipients:
No applications received. The funds were used for a charitable contribution to the community for COVID relief.
2019 Scholarship Recipients:
Pictured Left to Right: Joshua Comstock (Scholarship Recipient), Joshua Tomczak (Scholarship Recipient), and Joe Butler (2018-2019 Section President)
2018 Scholarship Recipients:
Son of Section Member Pat Houston
Civil Engineering Student at the University of Minnesota
Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Construction Management
UMD Student Section Member
Civil Engineering Student at the University of Minnesota Duluth
Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics
ASCE's Oldest Member
Robert B. Rhode, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, of Duluth, MN, for 80 years of continuous, dedicated membership at the age of 103. Still active with the Duluth Section, Rhode was its president in 1953-54. He went on to serve on ASCE’s Board of Direction as then-District 7 Director from 1980-82. Kristina Swallow (2018 ASCE National President) presented a resolution of appreciation to Rhode during the Congress on Technical Advancement in Duluth in conjunction with the ASCE Duluth Section Centennial Celebration in September of 2017.
Robert Rhode is joined above by Kristina Swallow, 2018 ASCE National President and Amy Thorson, P.E., F.ASCE of the congress’ planning committee, and a fellow Duluth Section past president.
ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
The ASCE Duluth Section Centennial Planning Committee successfully applied to designate the Duluth Aerial Ferry/Lift Bridge as an ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The bridge was the first transporter bridge in the Western Hemisphere and has been a symbol of the city since its construction in 1905. Kristina Swallow presided over the dedication ceremony at the Congress on Technical Advancement in Duluth in conjunction with the ASCE Duluth Section Centennial Celebration in September of 2017.
Cindy Voigt, PE, City of Duluth City Engineer and ASCE Duluth Section Past President, presented with the ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Designation at the Duluth Section Centennial Event.
2017 Scholarship Recipients:
Son of Section Member Jim Foldesi
Civil Engineering Student at UMD
Civil Engineering - Structural Emphasis
University of Wisconsin – Platteville