Student Opportunities

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

SAME Nashville Post Scholarship:  American Military Engineers at Nashville Post will typically award two $2,000 scholarships to junior, senior and graduate Civil Engineering students. The SAME Nashville Post Scholarship supports students who are pursuing an accredited education in engineering, architecture, mathematics, computer science and related fields. The SAME Nashville Post has supported over 300 students over the past 30 years, and the Post looks forward to supporting more students for years to come.

ASCE Nashville Branch Scholarship:  We will typically award three $2,000 scholarships to junior, senior and graduate Civil Engineering students who demonstrate the quality and standard that meet the goals of the ASCE Nashville Branch. The scholarship program continues to be available to the students of current members of the Nashville Branch, regardless of the school they attend.

The TRBA Board of Directors budgeted two $1500 scholarships to be awarded at Tennessee State University for the referenced academic year. The application form will be distributed through the department. The interview will be announced.

Tennessee Engineering Foundation through Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers ( provides $3500 scholarships to Engineering students. The TEF was established by a group of engineering organizations to advance and support the engineering profession in the State of Tennessee. TEF raises funds for scholarships and other kindergarten through 12th grade science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) education support activities such as MATHCOUNTS.  The TEF is headquartered at the Tennessee Engineering Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203. Information and applications for the next year Scholarships will be posted in this Fall.

American Council of Engineering Companies Tennessee (ACECTN) provides ACEC Tennessee Scholarship ( A student must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an engineering or land surveying program in Tennessee in a department that has at least one ABET-accredited program.  Students must be entering their junior, senior, fifth, or graduate year in the fall semester to qualify.  Candidates for the CASE scholarship (a national scholarship) must be enrolled in a Master’s degree program for Structural Engineering in the fall semester.  Graduate students must submit both undergraduate and graduate transcripts. A student’s interest and commitment to the business and management of the profession are factors that will be considered and students are encouraged to reflect that throughout the application.  Students are also encouraged to be as complete as possible while filling out the application. Scholarship applications for next year will be posted Fall of this year.  The national scholarship winners will be announced by ACEC in each October.  ACEC (national) will award several scholarships (totaling $20,000), the Council of Structural Engineers of ACEC will award a $5,000 scholarship to a structural engineering student, and ACEC Tennessee will award up to two $1,000 scholarships.

TSITE  The Tennessee Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TSITE) sponsors a student scholarship program each year for civil engineering students enrolled at a university within the State of Tennessee who have demonstrated a strong commitment in transportation engineering. Solicitations will be made each Spring for applications for the scholarship. A scholarship candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate accredited civil engineering program within the State of Tennessee or a graduate of an accredited program and enrolled in a graduate civil engineering program within the State of Tennessee in the year following nomination. The candidate may be either a full or part time student.

ASHE   The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers has the following scholarships available for the 2019 Spring Semester. The scholarships under this program are available for those students seeking a career in the highway industry. Interested college or technical school students who are studying highway industry related subjects at a college or technical school in Tennessee are eligible. Two scholarships with $1000 each per year.

TRBA The TRBA Board of Directors budgeted two $1500 scholarships to be awarded at Tennessee State University for the referenced academic year. The application form will be distributed through the department. The interview will be announced.

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