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The ACI Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by the American Concrete Institute to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration by supporting research and scholarships, while also serving as an independent resource to provide thought leadership and strategic direction for the concrete industry. The ACI Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships help students with an interest in concrete achieve their educational and career goals.
ACI Foundation Fellowships
Fellowships are offered to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students whose studies relate to concrete and are identified by ACI-Member Faculty. The Student Fellowship can have a nominal term of up to two academic years, renewed annually, and may extend through graduate study. Annual renewal will be subject to renomination and reapplication. These awards are granted based on the availability of contributions received.
In order to receive an application and be considered for an ACI Foundation Fellowship, you must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member. After a student is formally nominated, the ACI Foundation will email an official application directly to the nominated student. To search for ACI-Member faculty in your area, please visit the ACI Faculty Network page. (ACI staff will not find nominations for applications and will not accept self-nominations.)
About ACI Foundation
The ACI Foundation is a not-for profit organization established by the American Concrete Institute to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration by supporting research and scholarships, while also serving as an independent resource to provide thought leadership and strategic direction for the concrete industry.
The ACI Foundation’s proactive, forward-thinking, and collaborative focus offers those who are passionate about their work and legacy an institution for contributing to the future through their expertise, experience, and donations as the organization identifies trends, opportunities, and needs, and takes an active role in supporting the next generation of leaders in the concrete industry.
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Application Requirements and Instructions
The following criteria apply to all fellowship applicants. The complete application requirements and directions can be found on the application itself.
- All ACI Foundation Fellowship applicants must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member before the student is able to receive an official application. Faculty members: Nomination by a faculty member is required before a student can apply for an ACI foundation Fellowship. Faculty nominators must themselves be a member of ACI. For more information on becoming a member, please visit the Membership area of ACI's website. Once nominated, the ACI Foundation will send application materials directly to the student, usually within 48 hours of ACI's receipt of the nomination. Questions concerning this program can be sent to email@example.com
- The student must be considered a full-time undergraduate or graduate student as defined by the college or university during the award year. Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world but study must take place in the United States or Canada during the award year.
- All applicants must be proficient in the English language. If English is not your native language, a written statement must be attached to the application attesting to this proficiency.
- The application package (see below for details) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application, resume and essay-all word documents- should be sent together in one e-mail package. Hard copies of applications, resumes, and essays will not be accepted. Please be sure that your name is on every piece of material submitted. ACI staff does not contact applicants upon receipt of their application materials or contact applicants if materials are missing from submittals.
Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year
Cost/funding for participants:
Fellowship recipients will receive the following:
$10,000 - $15,000 educational stipend for tuition, residence, books, and materials
Appropriate certificates, recognition, and publicity
Paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions*
Assistance in finding an industry mentor.
Assistance in finding a summer internship, if desired** (internship is required to receive the ACI Baker Student Fellowship, ACI Elmer Baker Student Fellowship, Cagley ACI Student Fellowship, Charles Pankow Foundation, ACI Student Fellowship, and the Dan W Falconer ACI Student Fellowship)
*Fellowship finalists chosen for consideration of these awards must attend the Spring ACI Convention to be interviewed. Finalists will have the option of being assigned to a Convention Guide during their first ACI convention.
**Internships are for a period of 10 to 12 weeks and must be served the summer before the award year.