Scholarships and Assistantships in Civil Engineering

Scholarships for Entering Freshmen

V. T. Hancock Texas Water Utilities Association Environmental Scholarship

Eligible students are undergraduates who have unconditional admission to the civil engineering program and demonstrate an aptitude for success in engineering. Selection will be based upon grade point average, strength of course work, aptitude and achievement scores, and significant and sustained involvement in worthwhile activities. Financial need may be considered. Current members, spouses, or children of members of the following district associations of the TWUA will be given preference over...

Gene H. Carter/John J. Burgess Civil Engineering Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship becomes available every four years and is awarded in annual increments of $2,500. Selection criteria include being admitted unconditionally to the civil engineering program, GPA, strength of course work, aptitude and achievement scores, and sustained involvement in worthwhile activities. Financial need may be considered.

Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Eligibility is based upon academic achievement and financial need. Amount of the award varies based upon qualifications of the applicants and availability of funds.

Halff Associates Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is renewable for 3 years in annual increments of $2,000. Applicants must have a minimum SAT of 1100 or ACT of 27 and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (grades 10 - 12).

Freese and Nichols Scholarship

This $8,000 scholarship becomes available every four years. It is awarded in annual increments of $2,000. Applicants must have a minimum SAT of 1100 or ACT of 27, a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (grades 10-12), be a resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and must agree to participate in Freese and Nichols professional development activities.

John J. Haynes Scholarship

Eligible students are undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have unconditional admission to the civil engineering program, and have demonstrated an aptitude for academic success in engineering. Amount of award varies with qualifications of applicants and available funds.

Scholarships for Transfer Students

John J. Haynes Scholarship

Eligible students are undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have unconditional admission to the Civil Engineering program, and have demonstrated an aptitude for academic success in engineering. Amount of award varies with qualifications of applicants and available funds.

V.T. Hancock Texas Water Utilities Association Environmental Scholarship (TWUA)

Eligible students are undergraduates who have unconditional admission to the Civil Engineering program and demonstrate an aptitude for success in engineering. Selection will be based upon grade point average, strength of course work, aptitude and achievement scores, and significant and sustained involvement in worthwhile activities. Financial need may be considered. Current members, spouses, or children of members of the following district associations of the TWUA will be given preference over...

Scholarships for Continuing Undergraduate Students

American Concrete Institute Scholarship

Eligible students are Civil Engineering juniors or seniors at UTA who have been admitted to the upper division and have a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Preference will be given to students who have an interest in concrete construction and who intend to pursue a career in the concrete construction industry. Financial need will be given consideration and US citizenship or permanent residency is required. $1,000 scholarship awarded in two $500 increments.

Charlie M. Moore Scholarship

Eligible students are United States citizens and permanent residents who are civil engineering majors and who have completed at least seven months in Civil Engineering at UT Arlington at the time of application. Applicants must not possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from any school and must not be on scholastic probation. The recipient must exhibit those traits of character, integrity, and professional ethics exemplified by Charlie M. Moore. Scholarship and financial need may be considered. Deadline for application is March 15.

John J. Haynes Scholarship

Eligible students are undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have unconditional admission to the Civil Engineering program, and have demonstrated an aptitude for academic success in engineering. Deadline for application is March 15.

John L. Mancini Scholarship Fund

Eligible students are students majoring in Environmental Engineering who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are at least at the sophomore level. Recipients must have completed the last two semesters with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline for application is March 15.

Joe J. Rady Scholarship

Eligible students are those who have completed at least one year in civil engineering at UT Arlington. Award is based upon scholarship, extracurricular activities, financial need, and prospects of completing a Civil Engineering degree. Deadline for application is March 15.

Gary Teague Endowed Civil Engineering Scholarship

Eligible students have junior or senior level status, are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (CE), are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Full-time enrollment is also required, as is graduation from a North Texas area high school and Texas residency of at least five (5) years. Preference will be given to students having a demonstrated financial need.

Wier & Associates Endowed Scholarship for Civil Engineering

Eligible students have junior level status expressing a since interest in pursuing completion of a major in Civil Engineering at UTA. Full-time enrollment and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA overall with a 3.0 in CE curriculum is also required. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have graduated from a high school program in the Texas, plan to begin their professional career after graduation in a DFW metroplex general-civil consulting engineering firm focused on providing services to municipal and land development clients and are willing to participate in professional and development activities.

Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Scholarship

WTS is a national organization of transportation professionals with more than 3,000 members. The women and men who make up WTS are committed to excellence in the transportation industry. The organization provides a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and experiences; encourages the professional development of its members and promotes industry recognition of women in the field of transportation. The Dallas- Fort Worth Chapter offers two local scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Winners of the local scholarships will be forwarded to the national organization for consideration of the National undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Part of the WTS goal of fostering the development of women in the field of transportation can be realized by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in the area of transportation. The purpose of the scholarships awarded by WTS is to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. The scholarships are...

Dallas Foundation Jere W. Thompson, Jr. Scholarship

Sophomores pursuing a degree in civil engineering or a closely related discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are eligible for consideration for this $2,000 scholarship. More information here.

Vidya and A. Kumar Palaniappan/Terradyne Endowed Fellowship

Graduate students specializing in Geotechnical Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at UT Arlington are eligible for this fellowship.

CEC-T Tarrant County Chapter Scholarship

Full or part-time civil engineering juniors or seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are in good academic standing with UTA are eligible for consideration for this $1,000 scholarship.

Graduate Student Financial Aid

A brief summary of the various types of graduate financial aid available for CE students is provided below:

Teaching Assistantship and Fellowship Packages

Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Doctoral Teaching Fellowship packages are available on a competitive basis to students beginning their first semester of study in UT Arlington doctoral or doctoral-bound programs. These packages provide tuition coverage and a competitive assistantship stipend for up to five years. For students in STEM programs, this support may consist of some combination of Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTAs) with full tuition fellowships, graduate teaching assistantships with STEM tuition fellowships, or grant-funded research assistantships with STEM tuition fellowships. Requirements include a 50% graduate assistantship, full-time enrollment, and unconditional admission. Interested students should contact Dr. Mohammad Razavi at (817) 272-2201 for more information.

Teaching Assistantship

These assistantships are available to qualified full-time Master’s and Ph.D. students on an as needed basis. Both incoming and continuing students are considered. The assistantship holders typically assist faculty members in teaching a course through grading activities, laboratory set-up, etc. Applications for these awards are due before the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters, and the Summer session. For non-U.S. citizens, acceptable scores in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Test of Spoken English-A (TSE-A) or the equivalent SPEAK test administered locally at UT Arlington is required.

Hourly Work Assistance

These positions are available to qualified graduate students based on various needs of the Department, such as office help, research help, etc. Interested students need to contact the various relevant Department offices or faculty members for these types of aids.

Departmental Scholarship

The Department offers several graduate scholarships (typically $1,000 spread over two semesters) each year to qualified full-time graduate students. These scholarships are open to both incoming and continuing students. The Department typically solicits applications from students at the beginning of the Fall and the Spring semesters for this award.

ASCE Graduate Student Scholarship

Qualified graduate applicants may receive a $1,000 scholarship. Must be a member of ASCE.

Albert & Lee Halff Graduate Student Scholarship

Qualified graduate applicants may receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Research Assistantship

These assistantships are available to qualified full-time Master’s and Ph.D. students on an as needed basis. Both incoming and continuing students are considered. The assistantship holders typically work on a sponsored research project under the guidance of a faculty member. In most cases, the student writes his/her thesis or dissertation based on the research work performed. There is no formal application process for these assistantships; interested students should directly contact specific faculty members in their research interest area for these awards.

STEM Fellowship

This program, funded by the Graduate School, allows for a substantial tuition reimbursement for full-time Ph.D. students who are employed by the Department as a Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant. These fellowships are open to both incoming and continuing students. (Students are responsible for payment of some fees and $50 per credit hours plus any outstanding tuition amount.)

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