Scholarships and internships

CENE policy on internships

An internship is an intensive individualized experience with an employer.  CENE permits up to 3 credits for a qualified internship.  Normally, these are over the summer.  Tuition is paid, and you must set up the internship with the department Chair prior to starting.  Criteria:

  • Work must be commensurate with 400-level complexity
  • Your supervisor must agree to evaluate you and approve your weekly reports and other submittals
  • Tasks and deliverables are pre-defined
  • Letter grade only

CENE-specific scholarships: 

You only need to fill out one application for all scholarships you are applying for.  Deadlines vary but end March is a good bet.  Scholarships are awarded in late Spring semester for the following academic year. You should also apply for all general engineering scholarships you are eligible for.



Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship
  • Majoring in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Construction Management
  • Full-time 
  • Good academic standing 
  • Preference given to students with financial need
  • Preference given to students pursuing a career in heavy highway/public works; one scholarship for CM and one for CENE

Shelton Hannig Civil Engineering Scholarship
  • Full-time student with a declared major in Civil Engineering 
  • Junior status 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or able 
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Other accomplishments considered: leadership qualities, involvement in activities outside class

Structural Engineering Association of Arizona
  • Full-time junior or senior student majoring in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above 
  • Preferred AZ resident
  • Preferred membership in ASCE or SEA of Arizona

Richard E. Boehl Memorial Scholarship
  • Recipients must be of junior or senior class standing with a declared major in the academic discipline of Civil Engineering
  • Full-time undergraduate student. 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. 
  • Must be an independent, self-supporting student.

American Concrete Institute / American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship / Arizona Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship

  • Civil or Environmental Engineering student who has completed the freshman classes in their program.
  •  2.75 GPA
  • Full-time student
  • U.S. Citizen

Virgil Masayesva Education Fund
  • Scholarships for students pursuing environmental careers 
  • Preference given to Native American students 
  • Sophomore status or above 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Arizona Engineering Company Scholarship
  • Junior majoring in civil engineering.
  • U.S. citizen. Preference will be given to Arizona residents
  • Cumulative a 3.0 GPA. 
  • Full-time 
  • The student must have demonstrated an interest in consulting engineering, by employment or other closely related activities, prior to applying for this scholarship
  • Other accomplishments may be considered in the selection process, such as: leadership qualities and involvement in extracurricular activities, particularly activities which demonstrate an understanding of the social responsibilities inherent in the engineering profession

Clayton & Rose Chance Scholarship
  • U.S. citizens who are enrolled in their sophomore year
  • Continuing on to their junior year in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering 
  • Full-time 
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA 

The Beavers Charitable Trust
  • U. S. citizen
  • Junior or senior or master's student in civil engineering or construction managementwith an interest in heavy civil
  • Written paper outlining reasons for choosing a career in the heavy construction industry
  • Commitment to pursue part-time or summer employment in the heavy construction industry while in school
  • Financial need