The ACI Foundation announces that applications are now being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students for its 2020-2021 fellowships and scholarships. A recent addition to the available fellowships is the ACI Middle East Fellowship—specifically for graduate students studying in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Application details for all fellowships and scholarships are available at acifoundation.org/scholarships.
ACI Foundation fellowships are offered to both undergraduate and graduate students studying at accredited American or Canadian institutions. Students must obtain two endorsements, with one being from an ACI member. Fellowships provide the following benefits:
- An educational stipend of $10,000 or $15,000 USD;
- Airfare, hotel, travel stipend, and registration to attend three ACI conventions;
- Assignment to an industry mentor;
- An internship, if required; and
- Recognition at ACI Conventions, in Concrete International, and on ACI Foundation’s website.
ACI Foundation scholarships are offered to graduate and undergraduate (Stehly Memorial Scholarship) students. International students are eligible for scholarships. Among other requirements, students must obtain two endorsements with one of the endorsements being from an ACI member. Each ACI Foundation scholarship includes:
- An educational stipend of $5000 USD; and
- Recognition in Concrete International and on the ACI Foundation’s website.
The purpose of the ACI Foundation’s student fellowship and scholarship program is to identify, attract, and develop outstanding professionals for productive careers in the concrete industry and was first awarded in 2002. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the ACI Foundation distributed more than $200,000 to nineteen deserving students through the support of ACI, ACI chapters, generous donors, and industry partners. The ACI Foundation believes attracting students to the concrete industry provides both excellent career opportunities for students and helps to secure a bright future in the concrete industry. These fellowships and scholarships showcase the ACI Foundation’s goals of investing in people and the future of the industry.
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2019. Additional application details are available at acifoundation.org/scholarships.
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The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation; the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.
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