deadline is February 1.
The Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship Program began in 1948. Currently there
are 80 scholarship openings each year and they are filled with returning
students and new students. KYTC awards 10-20 scholarships to new students each
year who are either attending or planning to attend the University of Kentucky
(UK), Western Kentucky University (WKU), or University of Louisville J. B. Speed
School of Engineering (UofL) to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Civil
Engineering (BSCE). Students may also attend pre-engineering courses at Kentucky
State University (KSU), Kentucky Community and Technical College System,
or other Kentucky state colleges or universities, and then finish their
Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at UK, WKU, or UofL.
The Civil Engineering Scholarship can be worth over $59,000! Some of the
benefits during and after completion of the Scholarship Program are:
$7,200/semester for freshmen and
$7,600/semester for juniors and seniors
Job placement after graduation
A potentially rewarding and lucrative career
Deadline to apply for
this scholarship is February 1.
All scholarship recipients
must be graduates of an accredited Kentucky high school, or high school
graduates who are residents of Kentucky, and must meet the admission
requirements of the university and its respective engineering department. It is
anticipated that successful applicants for scholarships will have qualifications
considerably higher than the minimum required for acceptance into the Department
be made on a statewide competitive basis according to the following criteria:
¨ Scholastic standing
¨ Input from the universities, KYTC staff and management
¨ American College Test (ACT) score (for freshmen only)
Note: A minimum
composite ACT score of 24 is required.
The selection process is
Tier 1 is a review of all
applications and supporting materials to determine eligibility.
Tier 2 is a review of all
applications by scholarship committees at the universities to recommend their
top choices. Each university will recommend its top selections
from those that have applied specifically to their school, and the scholarship
will be available only at the university where the applicant was
Tier 3 is KYTC-conducted
interviews with applicants that were recommended by the university scholarship
Tier 4 is the final
selections by the KYTC Scholarship Selection Committee based on projected
statewide employment needs and the overall assessments of all applicants.
The committee makes recommendations to the State Highway Engineer/Cabinet
Secretary. Background checks are completed.
Tier 5 is the approval of
the selections by the State Highway Engineer/Cabinet Secretary.
Tier 6 is the offers of the
scholarship to the approved applicants. All applicants are
notified of their status by mail, email, or phone before May
Agreement with the
student must agree by contract, with the approval of parent or guardian when the
applicant is under eighteen years of age, to work full time for the
Transportation Cabinet immediately after graduation. One year of employment is
required for each school year on scholarship. Location of employment will be
based on the needs of the Cabinet. Consideration will be given to the student's
work location preferences. Work location is not guaranteed and is based on the
statwide needs of the Cabinet. The Cabinet may provide summer employment for
scholarship students if they make reasonable progress in their academic work and
prove satisfactory in previous summer employment with the Cabinet.
Students awarded scholarships are
expected to make normal progress toward a degree. A student who fails to make
normal progress toward a degree, does not maintain satisfactory academic
standards, or does not perform satisfactorily in their summer work assignment
may be dropped from the scholarship program but may reapply when deficiencies
are corrected. Upon meeting the above conditions, the scholarship is
automatically renewed each year for students who achieve at least a 2.500 GPA,
either semester or cumulative, on a 4.000 scale and complete a minimum of 12
credit hours a semester and at least 30 credit hours a year. Grade point
averages are cumulative for all credit hours attempted and applicable to the
universities' respective civil engineering degrees. Transcripts are to be
submitted to the Cabinet at the end of each semester.
Scholarship students will receive a stipend each
semester while in school. Freshmen and sophomores will receive a gross amount of
$7,200 each semester, and juniors and seniors will receive a gross amount of
$7,600 each semester. Stipend payments are made directly to the students.
Students are then responsible for paying their fees at the university. Stipends
are issued around February 1 and October 1 each year. The summer employment
salary will be commensurate with employees who have similar qualifications and
experience. Both summer salaries and stipends are considered wages and are
subject to normal payroll deductions.
Application for a
Deadline to apply for this scholarship
is February 1.
For any questions regarding the program or the
application, contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator, State Highway
Engineer's Office, at 502-564-3730.
The Transportation Cabinet agrees to aid the
scholarship student with their academic training for the following amount of
time which is based on the student's status when they enter the program:
University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky
University, University of Louisville
|Freshman||8 checks within 4 years|
|Sophomore||6 checks within 3 years|
|Junior||4 checks within 2 years|
|Senior||2 checks within 1 year|
Kentucky State University (3 years at KSU, 2
years at UK)
|Freshman||10 checks within 5 years|
|Sophomore||8 checks within 4 years|
|Junior||6 checks within 3 years|
|Senior||4 checks within 2 years|
|Senior||2 checks within 1 year|
For KSU students, a 5-year scholarship is used to
complete the dual-degree program through Kentucky State University (BA in
Applied Math) and University of Kentucky (BSCE).
Transportation Cabinet may provide summer employment at the following rates to
scholarship students as long as they make reasonable progress in their academic
work and prove satisfactory in their job performance.