The ACI Foundation announces that applications are now being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Four new fellowships and two new scholarships have been added, bringing the total of annual awards available up to 32.
New awards include:
- Burg-Coleman Iowa State ‘77 ACI Fellowship
- Nicholas F. Maloof, Jr. ACI Georgia Chapter Fellowship
- Robert F. Mast Memorial Fellowship
- S. P. Shah Fellowship
- Master Builders Solutions Concrete Materials Scholarship
- Nick Bada – ACI Ontario Chapter Graduate Scholarship
ACI Foundation fellowships are offered to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a concrete-related degree or program at an American or Canadian institution of higher education, or the applicable countries related to the ACI Foundation Middle East & North Africa Fellowship. The Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship, the Burg-Coleman Iowa State ‘77 ACI Fellowship, the Darrell F. Elliot Louisiana Fellowship, and the Nick Bada – ACI Ontario Chapter Graduate Scholarship give priority to students from these states/provinces. Students must also obtain two endorsements, with one being from an ACI member.
Fellowships provide the following benefits:
- An educational stipend of either $10,000 or $15,000 USD.
- Airfare, hotel, travel stipend, and registration to attend two ACI Concrete Conventions (travel contingent upon state and country laws).
- Assignment to a mentor.
- An internship, if required; and
- Recognition at ACI Concrete Conventions, in Concrete International, and also on ACI Foundation’s website and social media.
ACI Foundation scholarships are also available to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a concrete-related degree or program. International students are eligible to apply for most scholarships. Among other requirements, students must also obtain two endorsements, with one of the endorsements being from an ACI member. Each ACI Foundation scholarship includes an educational stipend of $5000 USD; and also recognition in Concrete International and on the ACI Foundation’s website and social media.
The purpose of the ACI Foundation’s student fellowship and scholarship program is to identify, attract, and develop outstanding professionals for future careers in the concrete industry. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the ACI Foundation distributed over $180,000 in tuition assistance to 22 deserving students through the support of ACI, ACI chapters, generous donors, and industry partners. The ACI Foundation believes attracting students to the concrete industry provides both excellent career opportunities for students and helps to secure a bright future for the concrete industry. These fellowships and scholarships showcase the ACI Foundation’s goals of investing in people and also the future of the industry.
The deadline for this application period is November 2, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Mandatory internships would occur during the summer of 2022 and the full award cycle covers the 2022 fall semester through the 2023 spring semester. Additional application details are available at acifoundation.org/scholarships.
About the ACI Foundation
The ACI Foundation began in 1989. It promotes progress, innovation, and also collaboration. Additionally, it is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation. Firstly, the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry. Secondly, the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies. And lastly, the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.