BOOST TO THE PROFESSION WITH A GIFT TO THE ACEC NEW YORK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Professional engineering schools throughout the country are not producing enough engineers to meet present and future demands.
The ACEC New York Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to undergraduate engineering students in New York State to promote the consulting engineering profession. In 2019, thanks to donations from consulting engineers throughout the state, the fund awarded $62,500 to 19 students and made progress toward fulfilling ACEC New York's goal of nurturing future engineers.
Each fall, the Scholarship Committee visits colleges and universities throughout New York State to talk to engineering students about consulting engineering and to present the scholarship program. Applying students are judged on their grades, school and work experiences, as well as an essay. The Scholarship Committee then determines the winners, and awards are presented in the spring.
This year, the program will award at least two scholarships for $10,000 each, as well as a number of $2,500 and $5,000 named scholarships, named for the donating firm or in memory of an individual, or both. Named scholarships reflect contributions of $2,500 or more and are awarded by the firm at an ACEC New York function. Firms considering a named scholarship are encouraged to participate on a yearly basis. Firms can also contribute less than $2,500; these funds are combined into general ACEC New York Scholarships and help the Scholarship Fund grow. Larger scholarships may be considered depending on the donations received.
Contributors to the fund are recognized in the ACEC New York monthly newsletter, as well as at the various functions where we honor the winners and on the Scholarship page of our website. We also issue a press release featuring the scholarship winners in the spring.
Donations for the current 2019-20 year must be paid by January 10, 2020, for scholarships awarded in May 2020. Please note that the ACEC New York Scholarship Fund is a tax-exempt organization and contributions are deductible.