ACI Foundation Now Accepting Fellowship and Scholarship Applications

The ACI Foundation is now accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2025-2026 academic year. Two new fellowships and one new scholarship have been added, growing the total annual awards available to 48. New awards include:

  • Kenneth C. Hover Honorary Fellowship
  • ACI Houston Chapter Fellowship
  • Honorary Dr. Mohan Malhotra Quebec and Eastern Ontario Scholarship

ACI Foundation fellowships are offered to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a concrete-related degree at an accredited institution in the US, Canada, or Mexico. Students in eligible countries can apply for the ACI Foundation Middle East & North Africa Fellowship. Students must obtain two endorsements, with one being from an ACI member.

Fellowships provide the following benefits:
  • An educational stipend of $10,000.
  • 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 on ACI Foundation’s website and social media.

ACI Foundation scholarships are also offered to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a concrete-related degree or program. International students are eligible to apply for all scholarships that are not region-specific as defined by the sponsor. Among other requirements, students must obtain two endorsements with one of the endorsements being from an ACI member. Each ACI Foundation scholarship includes an educational stipend of $5000 USD (two of the scholarships are paid in $CAD); and 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.

The deadline for this application period is November 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The full award cycle covers the 2025 fall semester through the 2026 spring semester. Additional application details are available at

About The ACI Foundation

The ACI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports a wide range of research and educational initiatives that contribute to keeping the concrete industry at the forefront of technological advances in material composition, design, and construction. We engage with industry partners, invest in students and research, share knowledge, and provide programs to encourage innovation and new technology. The American Concrete Institute established the ACI Foundation in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration in the industry.

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