Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) Scholarship

The Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) is currently accepting applications for the upcoming academic year for undergraduate and graduate students studying structural engineering. Applicants will be evaluated on scholarship, leadership, and academic involvement. Up to four scholarships will be awarded, each in the amount of $2,500. One of the four scholarships, the Max Zar scholarship, is awarded to a student enrolled in a school in Illinois. The Rubinos-Mesia scholarship is awarded to a student of Hispanic descent.

We are distributing the scholarship announcements via email only and sending the application announcements only to a select group of universities.  Please make sure your outstanding engineering students are aware of this program. 

The Scholarship Information & Application form is attached and includes eligibility requirements and application guidelines, and can be downloaded and submitted electronically.  This information is also available at:

Scholarship applications must be received by Monday, April 30, 2018.  Winners will be notified by June 1.

The SEF was established in late 1993 in recognition of the 75th birthday of the Structural Engineering Act of Illinois.  It was set up to provide financial support for the educational and charitable activities of the structural engineering profession, including items like scholarships, honoraria for lecturers and research grants.  The Foundation is funded by individual engineers, engineering firms and other businesses and organizations associated with engineering and construction.  SEF is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and contributions are tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by tax laws.