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Civil engineering scholarship deadline is Feb. 1

Jan 19, 2018

Credit EMU Faculty of Engineering

How can you attend college, pay little to no tuition, and graduate four years later with a guaranteed job? With a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet scholarship, of course.

High school seniors, recent graduates or current college students should apply by Feb. 1, 2018, for one of about 20 scholarships to study civil engineering at accredited Kentucky colleges.

If selected, a student could receive as much as a four-year, approximately $51,000 cash scholarship award from the Transportation Cabinet. The student “pays back” the scholarship after graduation – not in money, but in accepting a future job offer.

Across the state, there are approximately 80 of these scholarship openings filled by new and returning students each year. To date, nearly 1,800 scholarships worth millions of dollars in financial aid to aspiring engineers have been awarded.

You can get applications, and learn more online at: http://Transportation.Ky.Gov/Education

Don’t forget to apply by the Feb. 1 deadline.

Since 1948, to help fill its civil engineer staff positions across the state, the Transportation Cabinet has offered the Civil Engineering Scholarship Program to high school seniors or current college students interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering at the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University or Kentucky State University.

The scholarships are competitive, and recipients are chosen based on aptitude in math and science, test scores, recommendations, and interest in engineering as a career.

Scholarship students can work summers and must agree to work for a year for the cabinet for every year they receive the award – so, in addition to tuition assistance and paid summer employment, students receive guaranteed job placement after graduation, and a potentially rewarding and lucrative career.

The Transportation Cabinet also awards scholarships for students to pursue civil engineering technology degrees at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington and Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg.

The application deadline for both the civil engineering and engineering tech scholarships is Feb. 1.

More information, applications, qualifications and guidelines can be found online at: http://Transportation.Ky.Gov/Education

Also, to boost student interest in the engineering profession, the Transportation Cabinet offers the Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network – through which highway engineers visit schools with hands-on demonstrations to discuss applications of math and science in daily life and to talk about engineering careers.

To invite an engineer to your classroom in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas or Rowan counties, contact Allen Blair at the Department of Highways District 9 office via email allen.blair@ky.gov or by calling (606) 845-2551.

(provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)