ACEC California Scholarship

ACEC California will be awarding up to $60,000 in scholarships for qualified engineering and land surveying students throughout California. Highest upper division undergraduate award of $10,000 and highest graduate award of $10,000. Some applicants from Riverside/San Bernardino, Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego regions may be eligible for up to $50,000 in additional awards from local ACEC California Chapters based on their school location, residency, and hometown.

To qualify as an applicant for the ACEC California Scholarship Program, a student must:
1. Be entering their junior, senior, fifth or master’s degree year in the Fall of 2023. Students graduating in December 2022 are not eligible.
2. Be enrolled as follows: a. Upper division undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time and working toward a degree in an engineering or land-surveying curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). b. Master’s degree students must be enrolled at least half time, and either be in an ABET-accredited Master of Science (MS) engineering program or have a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an ABETaccredited engineering program.
3. Meet the following minimum grade point average requirements: a. For ACEC California’s State Competition: Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 in completed engineering and land surveying courses and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
4. Be interested in the possibility of pursuing a career in consulting engineering or land surveying.
5. Citizenship: You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for an ACEC California scholarship. However, U.S. citizenship is required for some chapter scholarships and all ACEC National scholarships.

Additional conditions:
• Payment of the award will be made at the start of the 2023 fall semester, after submitting proof of enrollment.
• No student may receive more than two awards from ACEC California’s scholarship fund. Students who have previously received one award must reapply to be eligible for a second award.
• All recipients must remain full-time students in good standing at a California university or college during the year in which the award is received.
• Any eligible students may also be entered in the local chapter and national scholarship programs.

To qualify as an applicant for the ACEC California Scholarship Program, a student must provide the following:
1. Completed application, including (500-word limit) essay.
2. Official transcripts which must be submitted by the university via standard mail or emailed to Janae Breslin through the electronic transcript process. Official Transcripts must include Fall Semester 2022 or Fall Quarter 2022 grades.
3. Completed Recommendation Form mailed or emailed by your evaluator to Janae Breslin.

Questions? Contact Janae Breslin at or (916) 441-7991.