Help Fund Awards

Help Fund Our Future Awards

ACI Foundation General Fund

The American Concrete Institute financially supports the operations of the ACI Foundation in full.  By contributing to the ACI Foundation’s General Fund you provide additional funds that staff can direct to where it is needed most - for increased support of mission-related initiatives or enhanced programs and operations.  



ACIF Concrete Research Fund

The ACI Foundation funded 8 research projects totaling over $355K in 2018. The research fund seeks to advance the concrete industry through supporting concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures in coordination with ACI Committees where possible.



ACIF Innovation and Technology Fund

The Innovation and Technologies Fund provides an in-house forum for the concrete industry where professionals from member companies, including government and academia, come together at the senior level to discuss strategic issues, new technologies and needed research. The organization strives to provide an objective voice that supports innovation and strategizes solutions to industry wide issues.



ACIF Scholarship Fund

Invest in students’ dreams. It's often too expensive for students to pursue higher education without additional assistance, so you can help fill this financial gap for deserving students by donating to the scholarship and fellowship fund. Based on essays, submitted data, and endorsements, scholarship and fellowship recipients who appear to have the strongest combination for professional success in the concrete industry will be selected to receive college funding.



Danial Falconer Memorial Fellowship

This award is named in memory of ACI's former Managing Director of Engineering. This award will be given to a graduate student studying structural engineering with an emphasis on reinforced concrete design.  An internship in the ACI Engineering Department at the American Concrete Institute in Farmington Hills, Michigan is offered, but is not mandatory.



Don Marks Memorial Fellowship

Awarded to undergraduate students or graduate students enrolling in a Master's program with an interest in construction. The Don Marks Memorial Fellowship provides support to students seeking a builder’s “hands-on” career in the concrete construction industry. No internship is required



Gene Corley Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Corley was recognized as an industry leader among those in the structural engineering community for several decades. This scholarship will be awarded to graduate students in the field of concrete with an interest in forensic engineering and the behavior and design of concrete structures.



Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship

Named for former ACI President Richard Stehly.  It is awarded to undergraduate students with a study program in the area of concrete with an emphasis on structural design, materials, or construction. Approximately half of the application essay must describe the applicant's personal activities to promote sustainability in their community. Essays that do not describe the applicant's sustainability activities will not be considered. No internship is required.



Stewart C. Watson Memorial Scholarship