Scholarship Program

The Greater Austin Contractors and Engineers Association (ACEA) is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the business interests of engineers who design our streets, roads, utilities, and drainage facilities; the contractors who build them, and the associate member firms who supply the materials, equipment, and services.

ACEA strives to improve this community through a scholarship program providing financial support to graduating high school seniors who plan to enter the engineering and construction field of study. The number of scholarships awarded each year is set by the ACEA Board of Directors.

General Information

  • There are four general scholarships to be awarded in 2018.
  • One James “Jim” Brewer Memorial Scholarship is available to be awarded in 2018.
  • Deadline is April 2, 2018 and applies to both the General and Memorial Scholarships.
  • Scholarship application packets must be postmarked or otherwise delivered to the ACEA office no later than end of business on the deadline date.
  • Applications by email are not accepted.
  • Incomplete applications without the required documents will not be considered.
  • If selected, a class schedule or other proof of enrollment is required.
  • If selected, the funds are sent to the college, university, or vocational school.
  • Funds are disbursed in August if all required paperwork has been received.

General Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a high school senior in the current school year at the time of application.
  • Must be entering the construction or engineering field of study in an accredited college, university, or vocational school.
  • Must reside in Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson County during their senior year of high school.
  • If selected, the scholarship award is $2000 for the first year of higher education.
  • If a 3.0 or higher GPA is maintained, recipients are eligible for an additional $3000 for the second year of study. Applicants are responsible for contacting ACEA with a request for the additional funds and must provide a transcript as proof of their GPA status.

James “Jim” Brewer Memorial Scholarship

The Jim Brewer Memorial Scholarship was created in 2016 to honor the memory of long-time ACEA member who served on the board, multiple committees, and was a Texas A&M graduate and a member of the Corps of Cadets.

James “Jim” Brewer Memorial Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a high school senior in the current school year at the time of application.
  • Must be entering the construction or engineering field of study at Texas A&M University.
  • Must reside in Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson County during their senior year of high school.
  • If selected, the scholarship award is $5000 for the first year of higher education.
  • If a 3.0 or higher GPA is maintained, recipients are eligible for an additional $3000 for the second year of study. Applicants are responsible for contacting ACEA with a request for the additional funds and must provide a transcript as proof of their GPA status.
  • Recipients joining the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets at the time of their enrollment will receive $3000 per school year for their third and fourth year of enrollment; recipients must remain in the Corps and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher during all four years of enrollment to qualify. Applicants are responsible for contacting ACEA with a request for the additional funds and must provide a transcript as proof of their GPA status, and continued participation in the Corps.

2018 Scholarship Application – Coming Soon!

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Winners!

  1. Braden Trejo, James Bowie High School (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering)
  2. David Koeller, Anderson High School (Chemical Engineering)
  3. Ellen Pasquarette, Vandergrift High School (Mechanical Engineering)
  4. Trista Gerner, Hendrickson High School (Civil Engineering)