In 2018, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) established the Student Scholarship Award program to promote outreach and engagement with colleges, universities, and students by enabling them to attend ASCE-UESI conferences. This scholarship is intended to provide opportunities for students to attend a UESI conference and meet with industry professionals. Scholarship applicants who are members of ASCE-UESI are preferred but the scholarship program is open to all qualified students.
The goal of the Public-Sector Utility Scholarship program is to promote outreach and engagement with the public sector by awarding scholarships to attend the UESI Pipelines conference. Attendance and participation at UESI sponsored events will provide opportunities for public sector utility practitioners and policy makers to engage with industry to expand their knowledge of the trends, tools and technologies in current industry practice. This direct public-private engagement will promote the development of partnerships within the practice and more cost-effective investment in public infrastructure safety. The Public-Sector Utility Scholarship program will provide a means to incentivize public sector employee participation at industry forums and encourage public sector membership in UESI.