Dan O’Neil Engineering Design Award

This fund is named in honor of Daniel Patrick O’Neil ’06 whose life was cut short in the tragic shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. It is with heartfelt remembrance of Dan that this scholarship is offered to support engineering students pursuing senior projects such as individual research, honors work, or their own design projects. Students are recommended by faculty and selected by the Director of the Engineering Division.

This is to let you know that we have a relatively new fund that can support a modest budget for 1 to 3 seniors pursuing individual research or honors thesis. The support comes from the Daniel P. O’Neil ’06 Memorial Fund. Dan was a Class of 2006 CE graduate and talented musician whose life was cut short by the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007.

To apply, please send Lisa Karam the following: karaml@lafayette.edu

  1. An electronic 2-page proposal that includes the research objective, context for the research, proposed methodology, expected deliverables, and a detailed budget for the use of the funds;
  2.  An email or letter from your research adviser supporting the
  3.  A current resume highlighting your involvement in activities at the College. To help with planning, the budgets should be in the range of $250 to $1000, however all budget items need to be justified.

Applications are due early September to Lisa Karam.

EPA GRO Fellowship

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 12, 2011 4:00 PM ET for receipt of paper applications, and December 12, 2011, at 11:59:59 PM ET for submital of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding, and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships by July 30, 2012. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per academic year of support and $9,500 of support for a three-month summer internship. (click here)

NSF Fellowship

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.  Applications are typically due in December – http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.


John F. Donohoe Scholarship Fund – Junior Year Civil Engineers

The General Contractors Association of New York (“GCA”) has established the John F. Donohoe Scholarship Fund, in memory of our former president.  Mr. Donohoe had a long and prestigious career in heavy civil construction industry, rising to the position of chairman of Moretrench American Corporation.  Mr. Donohoe was president of the GCA, the Associated General Contrators of American and other organizations.  He championed the civil engineering profession, and was a mentor to all who had the privilege of working with him.  In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the civil engineering field, in 2009 he received the American Society for Civil Engineering’s OPAL award, the ASCE’s highest honor.  The GCA’s scholarship program will continue Mr. Donohoe’s dedication toward assisting students in their pursuit of a civil engineering career. Deadline for applications are October 5, 2011- click here for more information.

Fulbright Scholarship

Fulbright Student Grants – generally due in September
Fulbright provides opportunities, regardless of discipline, for graduate study, advanced research or teaching English in over 155 countries. The Fulbright program is designed to give students, young professionals and artists opportunities for intellectual, academic, professional and artistic development and growth along with international experience. Grant support may vary slightly between countries; typically, however, the US Student Grants provide one year of funding for travel, tuition and fees/research allowance, health and accident insurance, and a stipend for living expenses. Learn more information.

Clemson Glenn Department of Civil Engineering – GAANN Fellowships in Sustainability and Resilience of Existing Infrastructure

The Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University recently received a prestigious grant from the U.S. Department of Education through its GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs) Program to support 7 Ph.D. Fellowships in Sustainability and Resilience of Existing Infrastructure (SREI).  We are seeking highly qualified students, with U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency, to fill these positions with starting dates of January, May or August of 2013.  Our main goal is to produce highly qualified PhD graduates with expertise in the SREI area for an academic and research career. Learn more information.