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College Scholarships Call for Applications – 2017

Scholarship Information Guide and Application (pdf)

The Philadelphia Engineering Foundation, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, administers five types of scholarships. This Guide provides information on all five, which use a common application form.

You may apply for more than one scholarship; however separate applications MUST be submitted for each scholarship.

Submittal Process and Questions

Submit applications and questions to:
Carol Martsolf, ccmartsolf@urbanengineers.com
Urban Engineers; 530 Walnut Street, 7th floor; Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 922-8081, x1218

Applications must be received by Wednesday, November 16, 2016; these may be emailed and may include other appropriate supporting documents (e.g., essays)Supporting documents (transcripts, letters of reference, etc.) that need to be mailed must be postmarked by Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Recognition

All scholarship recipients are recognized at the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Awards Luncheon, which will be held Friday, February 19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Philadelphia.  All recipients and two guests will receive complimentary tickets; additional tickets can purchased.  

All award recipients will be asked to provide some additional information and an electronic photograph (headshot) for publicity purposes.

Scholarship Descriptions

The Delaware Valley Engineers Week / American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship is funded by the Philadelphia Section of ASCE.  The remaining scholarships are financed by contributions from the engineering community or endowments administered by the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation.

Delaware Valley Engineers Week Scholarships
Delaware Valley Engineers Week (DVEW) Scholarships are awarded in two categories:

  • DVEW Undergraduate Scholarship (at least two $2,500 scholarships) for students in a college within the Delaware Valley* (including community colleges)
  • DVEW / American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship (one $2,000 scholarship)
    -Incoming junior or senior (including pre-juniors at Drexel) in a college within Delaware Valley*)
    -Declared major in civil engineering or a related field.

The applications will be evaluated on these criteria

  • Curriculum and Grades 20%
  • Response to Essay (Content) 20%
  • Response to Essay (Writing Skills) 25%
  • Extracurricular Professional and Community Activities 25%
  • Recommendation 10%

Lewis A. Caccese Scholarship
For 2017, $3,000 is available for one or more scholarships to be awarded to engineering students from one of the Delaware Valley* accredited engineering schools who:

  • have earned at least 25% of the credits required for an engineering degree
  • have maintained a GPA of at least 3.0
  • have engaged in extracurricular professional and community activities
  • are recommended by the Dean of Engineering

Pennoni / John Morrison Memorial Scholarship
Pennoni Associates, Inc. annually awards the Pennoni / John Morrison Memorial Scholarship to a civil engineering student from one of the Delaware Valley* accredited engineering schools. For 2017, $1,750 will be available for award to a civil engineering student who:

  • has earned at least 50% of the credits required for a civil engineering degree
  • has maintained a GPA of at least 3.0
  • has indicated financial need
  • has engaged in extracurricular professional and community activities
  • is recommended by the Dean of Engineering

Walter G. Neal, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Walter G. Neal, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is available only to Engineers’ Club members in good standing and their immediate families (spouse or children) for engineering-related courses. “Member” includes any employee of a corporate member, contingent upon being an employee at the time the application is submitted. For 2017, $2,500 is available for one or more scholarships to be used for tuition and direct education expenses for:

  • undergraduate or graduate courses leading to a degree,
  • preparation for professional certification, or
  • specialized courses and seminars to bring practicing engineers up-to-date on latest techniques and new areas of engineering.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Check out the archives for the previous Scholarship Recipients
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*Delaware Valley is defined as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem counties in Southern New Jersey