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Externally Funded Scholarships

Construction Management Scholarships

The following is a listing of scholarships that are available for construction management students. Application and award information is also provided when available.

AGC Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

College sophomores and juniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, four year ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management program are eligible to apply. Renewable scholarships are worth $2,500 per year for each year of undergraduate study, up to a maximum of $7,500. Over 100 new scholarships are awarded each year. Best of all, there is no application fee. Find the AGC Foundation Scholarship Application online and submit it before the November 1 deadline.

Builders Foundation Scholarship

The Builders Foundation Scholarship application information is available at: http://www.bldrs.org/training-education/scholarships.aspx. Please note that the Scholarship has been raised to $4,000 per candidate per year. Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of a Chicagoland area high school (16 counties in Illinois, southeast Wisconsin and northwest AIndiana).
  • Major in Construction Management or Construction Engineering.
  • Attend an accredited institution in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, or Michigan.

Lee S. Evans Scholarship: 

Awards up to $5,000 annually to an active member of a NAHB Student Chapter. Applicants must have at least one full academic year of coursework. Submit the Lee S. Evans Scholarship application online by the deadline of October 30.

National Association of Women in Construction - Quad City Chapter #50 Scholarships

NAWIC Chapter 50 awards 8-15 scholarships annually in amounts ranging from $750-$2,000. The scholarship is open to both male & female students and applicants must be full time students enrolled in a construction related degree program in a university, college or trade school. Students need to have a 3.0 GPA minimum and should either be a permanent resident of Iowa, Illinois or Wisconsin, or attend school in one of those states. Applications are due March 31 and can be downloaded from nawicqc.org.

National Housing Endowment

Administers scholarships for undergraduate students studying residential construction and related fields. The National Housing Endowment, together with individual and corporate support, is committed to the future of the building industry by creating educational opportunities for students across the country. Amounts and deadlines vary. Visit The National Housing Endowment to apply.

Drafting and Design Scholarship

Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship

The primary criteria for this scholarship is that the applicant has participated in the IDEA annual Drafting and Design Competition, either at the regional or state level. Deadline for application to be considered for the fall semester is May 15 each year.

This scholarship was implemented in part as an expression of appreciation to Dr. Ryan K. Brown, faculty member at Illinois State University, who served the IDEA in many ways and for many years, continuing yet today. His record of service includes an on-going membership on the IDEA board, with duties that include hosting the fall conference Thursday program and workshops, and hosting the state drafting and design competition at Illinois State University. As well, the IDEA competition engages over 1000 students in competition problems, many of which have been developed by Dr. Brown for the past several years.

The Illinois Drafting Educators Association (IDEA) exists to (1) provide an opportunity for an interchange of ideas; (2) provide an opportunity for promoting good professional fellowship; (3) foster a closer and better relationship between instructor and student; (4) provide an opportunity to acquaint the members with modern techniques, processes, material, and equipment in the various fields of technical graphics; (5) keep the channels of communication open with local school boards, the state legislature, and other technology and engineering education organizations and pertinent industry, in order to maintain a positive climate for the continuance of viable, job producing technical education for Illinois students at all levels of instruction; and (6) provide opportunities for drafting and design students in Illinois to be recognized for their success.

To apply for the Ryan K. Brown IDEA Scholarship, click here.

Engineering Technology Scholarships

The following is a listing of scholarships that are provided for your information and is subject to change without notice. Application and award information is also provided when available. Please refer to the web sites for the most current information.

Graduating High School Seniors-

SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship Award

Awards are for up to $20,000 annually for a child or grandchild of an SME member. Applicants may be either graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students with fewer than 30 credit hours. Complete scholarship information and application requirements can be found on the SME Education Foundation Web site. The application deadline is February 1.

Students need only submit one application to apply for multiple SME scholarships.

Caterpillar Scholars Award

Graduating minority high school students please refer to the Caterpillar Award under the Undergraduate section for scholarship qualifications. Complete scholarship information and application requirements can be found on the SME Education Foundation Web site. The application deadline is February 1.

E. Wayne Kay High School Scholarship

Award amount is for $2,500 (first year: $1,000, second year $1,500). Complete scholarship information and application requirements can be found on the SME Education Foundation Web site. The application deadline is February 1. 

Current Undergraduate Students-

The Donald I. Kaufman Scholarships

Amount varies up to $500. Number of Scholarships varies.  The Donald I. Kaufman Scholarships, sponsored by North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) Chicago Chapter five, are awarded for up to two years to qualified students who have completed one full year of college-level or graduate study. Grade transcripts for each scholarship year must be sent to the Scholarship Review board for a student to maintain eligibility for both years. An application must include a current transcript, SAT or ACT scores, and a completed application form. Application information will be announced by the ISU Engineering Technology coordinator when available.

Association for Facilities Engineers Scholarships

Award $1,000. Number of Scholarships varies. The scholarships are sponsored by the Association for Facilities Engineers and are awarded based on GPA, extracurricular involvement, and behavior patterns that embody the principles of professionalism. The students also need to have at least one semester left in their program. Application information will be announced by the ISU Engineering Technology coordinator when available. 

The following scholarships are all available from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Foundation.

  • Caterpillar Scholars Award
    Awards $2,000
  • Chapter 31 - Peoria Scholarship
    Awards $1,250
  • E. Wayne Kay Co-Op Scholarships
    Awards $2,500 
  • E. Wayne Kay Scholarships
    Awards $2,500
  • Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarships
    Awards $1,000. Students cannot apply directly for this scholarships, but must be nominated by their chapter's SME faculty advisor
  • Giuliano Mazzetti Scholarship
    Awards $2,000 with 3 scholarships being offered
  • Lucile B. Kaufman Women's Scholarship
    Awards $1,500. Applicants must be female full-time undergraduate student
  • Myrtle and Earl Walker Scholarships
    Awards $2,000 
  • SME Directors Scholarship
    Awards $5,000
  • SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship:
    • Two awards:
      Award 1 -  $20,000 a year for 4 years, up to a maximum of $80,000
      Award 2 -  Minimum of $5,000 for one year
  • William E. Weisel Scholarship
    Awards $2,000

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