ACI Foundation Student Fellowship and Scholarship Program Opens for 2012-2013 Academic Year

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI -- The ACI Foundation, a wholly-owned and non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), announces the opening of its student Fellowship and Scholarship program for the 2012-2013 academic year.

This year, the ACI Foundation is offering eight fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students, five scholarships for graduate students and one scholarship for undergraduate students studying concrete, through funds from both private and corporate donors. The application process is open through Oct. 7, 2011.

ACI Foundation Fellowships range from $7,000 to $10,000, and are awarded to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students who are studying engineering, construction management, or other related fields of study in the area of concrete. Fellowship applicants must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member to be considered for these awards. Applicants must study at a U.S. or Canadian university during the award year. Those students receiving Fellowships also receive paid travel and registration to two ACI Conventions, assignment to an industry mentor, and a summer internship, in some cases. Available Fellowships include the ACI Presidents' Fellowship, ACI Baker Student Fellowship (two awards), ACI Elmer Baker Student Fellowship, ACI Richard N. White Student Fellowship, ACI BASF Construction Chemicals Student Fellowship, ACI Cagley ACI Student Fellowship, and ACI Charles Pankow Foundation ACI Student Fellowship.

ACI Foundation Scholarships, in the amount of $3,000, are awarded to graduate students studying concrete-related subjects. Available Scholarships include the ACI Scholarship, Kumar Mehta Scholarship, ACI Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship, Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship, Schwing America Scholarship and ACI Foundation Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship (undergraduate). Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world but the program of study must be ABET-accredited or a mutually recognized program by ABET.

More information, including application requirements, instructions, tips for student applicants, and information for educators can be found at www.scholarships.concrete.org. If you are interested in helping to fund future student ACI Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships, please visit www.ACIFoundation.org.

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