ACI Foundation Fellowships

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

Students will not be awarded more than one fellowship from the ACI Foundation during the entire course of their studies.

All fellowship awardees are required to submit a written report near the end of their fellowship award period that describes the value of the fellowship to their development and preparation for their chosen career after graduation.

Fellowship recipients will receive the following:

  • $10,000 - $15,000 USD 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

Middle East & North Africa 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 college or university in the Gulf Cooperation Council region (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, or Tunisia.

ACI Presidents' 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. No internship is 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.

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.

Graduate & Undergraduate Fellowships

ACI Foundation Concrete Materials Fellowship

Awarded to students studying and pursuing a career in concrete materials. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the area of concrete materials (any of the principal ingredients that make up a concrete mixture) for application in the fields of new construction or repair and rehabilitation. No internship is required.

AOE Fellowship NEW!

This fellowship was created in memory of Wendy Ward, a member of the AOE team for more than 10 years. Wendy was a great advocate for the concrete industry and passed away at the early age of 32 from breast cancer. She was known throughout the industry as a leading expert in helping organizations with their marketing and sales efforts, as well as broadening career opportunities in the concrete. The AOE award is available to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree as part of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program. First preference will be given to students interested in the sales/marketing, association management, or business side of the concrete industry. An internship with Advancing Organizational Excellence (AOE) is optional.

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 F. 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

ACI Foundation Concrete Practitioner Fellowship NEW!

Awarded to undergraduate students that have an interest in pursuing careers in construction or becoming a design professional. Both areas require attention to detail, project management skills, inter-personal skills, and the ability to problem-solve. Applicants should detail their ability to innovate, design, or improve a method or product in the submission essay. Successful practitioners also need to develop strong inter-personal skills and master technical knowledge. There is no internship requirement.

ACI Foundation Future Concrete Industry Leader Fellowship NEW!

Awarded to undergraduate students that have displayed leadership abilities and show a desire to become an effective concrete industry leader in the future. Applicants should detail how they have or are acquiring the attributes of a good leader in their submission essay. For example, attributes that are important in leadership are: being self-motivated, being responsible, acting with integrity, leading change, or collaboration. There is no internship requirement for this fellowship.

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?

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