Scholarships and internships

CENE policy on internships

An internship is an intensive individualized experience with an employer.  CENE permits up to 3 credits (CENE 497) for a qualified internship; this course qualifies as a CENE Technical Elective.  Normally, these are over the summer.  Tuition is paid, and you must set up the internship with the department Chair by May 1.  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
Contact Dr. Bero for more information.

CENE-specific scholarships: 

Complete one Engineering Scholarship application to apply for all of the the following awards:

Civil and Environmental Engineering Scholarship

  • Majoring in Civil Engineering

Jon and Christine Bourgeois Scholarship

  • Full-time undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior; and 
  • Must demonstrate financial need. 

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 Engineeringwith 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 Engineeringstudent who has completed the freshman classes in their program.
  •  2.75 GPA
  • Full-time student
  • U.S. Citizen

Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship (Sponsored by Achen-Gardner Engineering, LLC)

  • Full-time student enrolled at NAU
  • Pursing a degree in civil and environment engineering or construction management
  • Good Academic Standing

Westland Resources Engineering Scholarship for Native Americans

  • Full-time student in their sophomore, junior, or senior year 
  • In good academic standing, majoring in Civil Engineering 
  • And, member of a federally recognized Native American tribe. 

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 management with 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

 Kinney Construction Services Award

  • A declared construction management, civil engineering or environmental engineering major (order of preference)
  • Sophomore, junior or senior year at Northern Arizona University
  • Independent of financial assistance from a parent or guardian
  • Currently working to support themselves

Ben Griggs/ASA Scholarship

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Arizona high school graduate

Wood Patel & Associates Civil Engineering Scholarship for Native Americans

  • Enrolled full-time
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior 
  • Good academic standing and majoring in Civil Engineering
  • Member of a federally recognized Native American tribe 

Virgil Masayesva Education Fund-contact ITEP for information and application

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