2016 ASCE-NH Section Scholarship Program

The scholarships awarded by the Section annually are:

High School Scholarships

The ASCE New Hampshire High School Scholarship program was established in 2000 to encourage high school students to pursue an engineering degree after high school graduation. The application consists of a brief essay on how civil engineering impacts the applicant's daily life. References and class standing with transcript are required submittals. The applicant must have been accepted to a college-level engineering program (but not necessarily civil engineering).

The top applicants will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to aid them in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree in engineering. Award winners will be based on receipt of all completed application materials and, in the opinion of the judges, the most compelling essay. The scholarship winners, and their families, will be the guests of ASCE-NH at the annual dinner meeting held in June of each year. During the meeting the awards will be presented to the students.

Application Form: ASCE-NH High School Scholarship form

Application Deadline: postmarked/emailed by May 15, 2016

More Information: contact Fred L. Douglas, PE via e-mail

S. Russell Stearns Scholarship

S. Russell Stearns (1915-1997) was a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College for a record-setting 54 years. The several Society members contacted attested to his soft-spoken, nurturing grandfatherly nature. With the amazing support of his wife, Lee, Professor Stearns was a leader within the New Hampshire engineering community. He was instrumental in founding and locating Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover. A brief, partial listing of his accomplishments, awards, and Society roles follows:

The S. Russell Stearns Scholarship has been established as an annual award for ASCE Student Members who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited civil engineering program. The Engineering Education Committee will review the applications and convey their recommendation to the Section Board of Directors for approval. The Scholarship(s) will be presented to the recipients at the May membership meeting.

Funding for the scholarships is derived by revenues from the scholarship trust fund and from other contributions made specifically for the endowment account. Proceeds from the Section's Annual Golf Outing are deposited into the scholarship funds, and serve as an important source of continuing revenue to the funds.

Application Form: S. Russell Stearns Scholarship form

Application Deadline: postmarked/emailed by May 16, 2016

More Information: contact Fred L. Douglas, PE via e-mail