Scholarships and Awards

The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department offers its students a variety of Scholarships. Each scholarship has separate requirements and guidelines for students to qualify to apply. Below, you can find details about each of the scholarships offered by the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

Along with the scholarships offered by the CEE department there are various scholarships that are offered by companies and organizations in the community and nationally. If you know of a scholarship/funding opportunity please contact Dr. Zhihui Sun at .

NameDescriptionQualificationsScholarship AmountsApplicationDeadline
Kentucky Section American Society of Civil Engineers ScholarshipThe Kentucky Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presents this scholarship to a professional school student or students in Civil Engineering who demonstrate superior service to the student community.
  • ASCE membership is required;
  • Completion of 70 credit hours;
  • Upper one-third of the CE class at the end of the fall term prior to receipt of award;
  • Full-time student in the fall semester following announcement of award;
  • Community service
$750 to $1,000Download ApplicationMarch 8, 2024
Hazelet & ErdalThe Hazelet & Erdal consulting firm (now BRW) established an endowment for this scholarship for a student majoring in Civil Engineering. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need.Applicant must be a senior CEE student.One award, $2,700 each Apply NowMarch 8, 2024
Steven V. Bilyeu ScholarshipThe Steven V. Bilyeu Scholarship was established  for a student majoring in Civil Engineering. It is awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need.Applicant must be a CEE student in his/her sophomore year or older.One award, $840 Apply NowMarch 8, 2024
CEE Undergraduate Recognition AwardThis award recognizes the graduating honor student earning the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and takes due consideration of academic excellence, contributions to the department and the school, and potential for future achievement.Applicant must be a full-time student, and must have been enrolled in the CEE program in the fall and spring the following academic year.1 award, $1,000 Apply NowMarch 8, 2024
SchoettlerApplicant must be a full-time student, and must have been enrolled in the CEE program in the fall and spring the following academic year.Two awards, $1,850 Apply NowMarch 8, 2024
CEE Graduate Recognition AwardThis award recognizes the graduating graduate students earning the Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering and takes due consideration of academic excellence, contributions to the department and the school, and potential for future achievement.1 award, $1,000Apply NowMarch 8, 2024
Wittenberg ScholarshipThe Wittenberg Scholarship was for a student majoring in Civil Engineering. It is awarded on the basis of academic metri and/or financial need.Any CEE undergraduate student1 award, $500Apply NowMarch 8, 2024
LECGI ScholarshipTo encourage students pursue a career in Structural Engineering.Junior/Senior in CEE who choose Structural as the focus area1 award, $1,500Apply NowMarch 8, 2024
Donald S. BornsteinIn honor of Donald S. Bornstein, this scholarship was established to assist a student majoring in Civil Engineering. The Donald Bornstein Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need.Applicant must be a full-time student, and must have been enrolled in the CEE program in the fall and spring the following academic year.$500 Apply NowMarch 8, 2024

External Scholarship Opportunities

Name DescriptionQualificationsScholarship AmountsApplicationDeadline
Society of American Military EngineersThe Kentuckiana Post S.A.M.E. recognizes that some of our most valuable engineering resources of the future are the students of today. Therefore, the Kentuckiana Post will award up to two (2) $4,000 Scholarships in 2015 to students who exemplify the qualities and accomplishments of a promising engineering career. High school seniors and college students meeting the criteria are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be affiliated with the Kentuckiana Post S.A.M.E. in one of the following ways:
  • Current student member of the Kentuckiana Post S.A.M.E. or Dependent of Kentuckiana Post S.A.M.E. member
  • Employee or dependent of an employee of a Kentuckiana Post sustaining member firm Student enrolled in a ROTC program or a US Military Academy, whose permanent home address is within the Kentuckiana Post geographic boundary (Kentucky and Indiana)
  • Active military personnel, or their dependents, assigned to a military installation within the Kentuckiana Post geographic boundary (Kentucky and Indiana).
$4,000Download Application

March 13, 2024

Kentucky Transportation CabinetThe Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards 10-20 new scholarships each year to qualifying students interested in attending the University of Kentucky (UK) or Western Kentucky University (WKU) or University of Louisville (UL) J. B. Speed School of Engineering to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE).
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited Kentucky high school, or high school graduates who are residents of Kentucky.
  • Must meet the admission requirements of the university and its respective engineering department.
Scholarship InformationFeb 1
Association of State Dam Safety OfficialsThe ASDSO Scholarship Program, established in 1992, awards annual undergraduate scholarships of up to $10,000 to U.S. citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams.
  • Must be a U.S. citizens
  • Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2020 will be eligible for the 2019 scholarship.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams.
  • Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2020 will be eligible for the 2019 scholarship.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor.
Download Application

March 24, 2024

American Society of Highway Engineers Derby City Section (ASHE Derby City)The purpose of the academic awards, is to promote the continuing education of University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering upper classmen, in the study of transportation related diplomas, and encourage their involvement in transportation related careers.
  • Applicant must be classified as a junior or senior at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering, with an emphasis in Transportation, or other related fields, as approved by the ASHE Derby City Board of Directors.
$1,500Download ApplicationMay 1, 2024
Bill and Shireen Kirk Scholarship FundThe Kirk Scholars Program was created to assist need-based students with higher education costs.
  • Applicant must be classified as third or fourth year undergraduate, masters, or doctoral student at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering, who exhibit need.
$1,500Download ApplicationMarch 1, 2024
Kentucky Association of Professional SurveyorsThe Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors is currently accepting applications for the annual KAPS scholarship awards.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in surveying or related curriculum that promotes the education of Land Surveyors or surveying related fields.
Range from $1,000 to $5,000Download ApplicationMay 31, 2024