Western Michigan University students applying for Department of Civil and Construction Engineering scholarships must complete the application through WMU's Scholarship Universe.
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 Civil and Construction Engineering 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 civil or construction engineering students who pay differential tuition may apply and qualify based on the following criteria:
- 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 scholarships will be determined by the departmental scholarship committee with 70 percent of the available funds assigned to merit-based scholarships.
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.
Application and award process
Students may be considered for the scholarship by completing the scholarship application form on WMU's Scholarship Universe. Recipients will receive Civil and Construction Engineering Excellence scholarship certificates.
Students will not receive this award if they are recipients of the WMU Medallion scholarship. Students must maintain the minimum GPA requirements to maintain the award for the academic year.
Other scholarship opportunities
American Public Works Association Southwest Michigan Branch
The southwest Michigan branch of the American Public Works Association offers scholarships for students enrolled in the civil and construction engineering curriculum. Contact the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering for eligibility requirements as well as the application.
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.
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.
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.
Institute of Transportation Engineering - Michigan Section
ITE offers four $2,000 scholarships annually. To apply, a student must write a one paged paper on "my future transportation."
If you have any questions or need additional applications or information, please contact the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at (269) 276-3210.
All WMU scholarship applications are completed in WMU's Scholarship Universe. The University offers a host of scholarships, grants and financial aid opportunities. For more information: WMU Student financial aid.