American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Idaho and ACEC National Scholarship Opportunities

Under the auspices of ACEC’s College of Fellows, the ACEC Research Institute will award six (6) General Scholarships, as well as one Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE) Scholarship.

All scholarship applicants must submit applications through their respective state Member Organizations. Click here for Member Organization contact information.

Deadline for Scholarship Application

Deadline for Member Organization for application deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021.

National ACEC Deadline application deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021. The ACEC of Idaho Scholarship winner will be eligible to compete for the National ACEC Scholarship. PLEASE NOTE, the ACEC National Scholarship application will require an additional essay, official transcripts, and recommendations.

Guidelines & Eligibility for ACEC of Idaho Scholarship

General Scholarships
Students must be entering their junior, senior, fifth, or master’s degree year, in the fall of 2021 to qualify for the general scholarships. In addition, a student must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or in an accredited land-surveying program to qualify. ABET accreditation of engineering programs for scholarship applicants must conform to the following for the degree the student is pursuing:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
    Student must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program.
  • Master’s Degree
    Student must either be in an ABET-accredited Master of Science (MS) engineering program or have a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program.

An ABET-accredited engineering program is one that conforms to the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) standards. To view a list of ABET, Inc.’s EAC accredited engineering programs, visit ABET’s website at

A student can receive only one ACEC scholarship during the student’s academic career.

Payments will be made to the academic institution beginning July 1 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Applications should be as complete as possible. Each portion of the application has a specific point value. Judges will score each section separately. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For further information on scoring guidelines, please click here.

Note: ACEC of Idaho provides two scholarships: one (1) – $1000 and one (1) – $500.

Scoring for ACEC of Idaho
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average: 20 points (a copy of your unofficial transcript must be submitted with the application)
  • Work Experience: 30 points
    Work experience will be limited to the last three years prior to the date of the application. List your most recent work experience first and include any jobs held during high school if within the three-year period. Indicate the year in school during which you held a particular position. Indicate if your work experience was in the form of work-study, co-op, or practicum. Clearly identify the nature of the business of the listed employers; in particular, note consulting engineering or land surveying firms. Be complete and accurate. List additional experience on a separate sheet and attach if necessary. The more experience you list, the higher your potential score.
  • Extracurricular College Activities: 20 points
    List all college activities under the indicated categories and years. Include offices held and other leadership roles in any organizations. Be as complete as possible. If there are no activities, write “none”. The more activities you list, the higher your potential score.
  • First Time Applicants: 5 points
Application Checklist for ACEC of Idaho
  • Completed official 2021 ACEC Application Form – Use current application form
  • ABET Accredited Engineering Program under Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
  • Properly Signed by Applicant
  • Copy of Transcript – Including 2020 Fall Semester Grades

Please download the application form for our 2021 Scholarship


For questions, or further information, please contact:
Liz Conner, ACEC of Idaho

Where to Return Application

Applications must be returned to:

ACEC of Idaho
999 West Main Street, Suite 100-300
Boise, ID 83702

Or sent electronically to:

For More Information

Contact the ACEC of Idaho office at
321-1502 or by email at


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