Civil and Construction Engineering Excellence scholarship

Scholarship funding is available for the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering  as a result of the college differential tuition applied to undergraduate students. The objective of the CCE Excellence scholarship is to attract and retain top students based on merit or financial needs.


The CCE Excellence scholarship will be distributed among sophomore, junior and senior students in both civil engineering and construction engineering programs. The scholarship award will be a minimum of $750 per semester ($1,500 per academic year).  Students must maintain the minimum GPA listed below for receiving the next semester’s award.


Undergraduate students who pay differential tuition within the CCE department and qualify based on the following criteria can apply:

  • Top students who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the merit scholarship.
  • Students with financial needs as determined by the Western Michigan University Financial Aid Office who maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 for the financial needs scholarship.
  • Full-time students during the academic year when applying.

Recipients and amounts of the scholarship will be determined by the departmental scholarship committee with 70 percent of the available funds assigned to merit-based scholarships.

Application and award process

Students may be considered for the scholarship by completing the scholarship application form. The CCE scholarship committee monitors the process of application, reviewing and awarding the scholarships according to the following time line:

  • Collecting applications during January.
  • Reviewing applications in early February.
  • Announcing the scholarship recipients and award amounts by the end of February.

Scholarship awards will be deposited in students’ accounts and recipients will receive CCE Excellence scholarship certificates.


Students will not receive this award if they are recipients of the Medallion scholarship. Students must maintain the minimum GPA requirements to maintain the award for the academic year.


Scholarships are available to civil and construction engineering students. The required application materials are shown below.

Check with the advising office for other scholarship opportunities and financial aid office for other assistance procedures and policies.

Other scholarship opportunities

Builders Exchange of Michigan Scholarship

The Builder Exchange of Michigan scholarship is open to currently enrolled full-time sophomore, junior, and senior students in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering. The scholarship will award a minimum of one-time $750 per academic year. The minimum GPA is 3.0/4.0 and students with demonstrated financial need.

Builders Exchange of Michigan Scholarship Application

American Society of Civil Engineers—Southwest Michigan Branch

The award is presented annually to a student member of ASCE who has made a contribution to the advancement of student engineering activities. This award will consist of a one-time grant of $1,000 and considers academic performance as an indication of preparation for future career in civil engineering.

ASCE Scholarship Application

National Association for Women in Construction

The NAWIC scholarship is open to currently enrolled full-time female students pursuing a career in a construction related field.

NWAIC Scholarship Rules and Regulations

NAWIC Scholarship Application

ITE Michigan Section

ITE offers four $2,000 scholarships annually. To apply, a student must write a one paged paper on "my future transportation."

ITE Michigan Section Scholarships Information and Application