Fellowships

ACI Foundation Fellowships

Fellowships are offered to high-potential graduate and undergraduate students whose studies relate to concrete.

The Student Fellowship recipients are eligible to apply and compete for these awards on a year-to-year basis, but must reapply each year, so long as they are still eligible.

Fellowship recipients will receive the following:

  • $10,000 - $15,000 US educational stipend for tuition, residence, books, and materials;

  • Appropriate recognition in Concrete International magazine and on the Foundation website;

  • Paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions (fellowship finalists must attend the Spring ACI Convention to be interviewed where they have the option of being assigned a Convention Guide); and

  • Assistance in finding an industry mentor. 

Graduate Fellowships

ACI Presidents' Fellowship

Awarded to graduate students enrolled  in a Masters or Doctoral program in construction, design, education, or materials during the year of the award. No internship is required.

Daniel W. 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.

Tribute to the Founders Fellowship

Awarded to graduate students enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program in construction, design, education, or materials during the year of the award. An internship is not required.

Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship

Awarded to graduate students in construction, design, education, or materials programs during the year of the award. No internship is required.

The student should be an active member of the ACI Student Chapter at North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, or University of South Carolina Student Chapter, which are affiliated with the Carolinas Chapter. However, students in good standing with a university in North Carolina or South Carolina or an active member of an ACI Student Chapter in the United States will also be considered.

ACI Middle East Fellowship

Awarded to graduate students in construction, design, education, or materials programs during the year of the award and interested in a career in practice or education. No internship is required.

Applicants must attend a university in the Gulf Cooperation Council region: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.

 

Graduate & Undergraduate Fellowships

Cagley Student Fellowship

Awarded to undergraduate students or graduate students enrolling in a Master's program with an interest in design. An internship is required and served working in a design environment in the office of Cagley & Associates in Rockville, Maryland.

Charles Pankow Student Fellowship

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students. Awardees must participate in an internship in a construction environment prior to the award year. An internship is required and usually served with Charles Pankow Builders, LTD, or on a Pankow project site.

Darrell Elliot Louisiana Fellowship

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in construction, design, education, or materials programs during the year of the award. No internship is required.

The student should be an active member of the ACI Student Chapter at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, which is affiliated with the Louisiana Chapter. But students in good standing with a university in Louisiana or an active member of an ACI Student Chapter in the United States will also be considered.

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.

Undergraduate Fellowships

Baker Student Fellowship

Awarded to undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year with an interest in a career in the construction industry and studying in a civil engineering, structural engineering, or construction industry management program. Internship is required and usually served at Baker Concrete Construction or on a Baker project site.

Elmer Baker Student Fellowship

Awarded to undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year with an interest in a career in the construction industry and studying in a civil engineering, structural engineering, or construction industry management program. Internship is required and usually served at Baker Concrete Construction or on a Baker project site.

Richard D. Stehly Fellowship

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.

Questions?

Please contact Foundation staff at scholarships@concrete.org or +1.248.848.3737.