2021 Scholarship Information

The Indiana Structural Engineers Association (ISEA) is offering scholarships to outstanding university students studying Structural Engineering and who plan to pursue a professional career in the practice of Structural Engineering. This year ISEA will award up to three $2,500 scholarships for use toward tuition, books, supplies, or living expenses. The submittal requirements and process, evaluation criteria, and award description for the Scholarship Program are outlined on this webpage.

Participation in the Scholarship Program is offered to candidates attending the following Indiana universities. In addition, graduates of Indiana high schools attending an ABET accredited civil engineering university outside of Indiana may apply.

  1. Purdue University Fort Wayne 
  2. Purdue University at West Lafayette 
  3. Purdue University Northwest 
  4. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 
  5. Trine University 
  6. University of Evansville 
  7. University of Notre Dame 
  8. Valparaiso University 

Additional Requirements: 

  1. Candidates must be a Junior or Senior currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering program with an emphasis in Structural Engineering.
  2. Candidates must have a commitment to making a professional career in the practice of Structural Engineering. 

How To Apply:

  1. Complete the application form, sign, date and scan as a pdf. All information except signature can be typed into the fillable pdf form. If additional forms are needed they can be downloaded below.
  2. Provide an official transcript for all universities attended showing courses taken and grades received.
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor or employer is strongly encouraged, but not required.  Letters of recommendation should be relevant to structural engineering (e.g. structural engineering professor, past or current employer in a structural engineering firm). 

Submittal Process

Submittals must be received no later than February 28, 2021.

If there are any questions regarding the submittal process or the scholarship program, please contact Dan Schenkel, ISEA Scholarship Committee, at 260-451-9730 or [email protected].

Completed applications,  including transcripts and all other related documents, should be submitted via email to [email protected]. A confirmation email will be sent to acknowledge receipt of all applications. 

Evaluation and Grading Criteria

Review of candidate submissions by the ISEA Scholarship Committee will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Classes and GPA 
  2. Experiences in extra-curricular activities
  3. Career aspirations
  4. Essay 
  5. A recommendations from faculty or employer (past or current) are optional, but recommended.
  6. Award preference will be given to Indiana residents

Award of Scholarship

Applicants will be notified of results by March 15, 2021.

Scholarship awards will be sent via Zelle or a paper check if preferred by the award recipient.


Scholarship Information and Application

2021 ISEA Scholarship Program Information

2021 ISEA Scholarship Program Information

2021 ISEA Scholarship Program Application

2021 ISEA Scholarship Program Application