Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship


  Scholarship application deadline is February 1.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet started the Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship Program in 2009.  Each year, 5-10 new scholarships are awarded for students to attend Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky, and Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.  The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has worked with the Cabinet to develop a program that will prepare students for work with the Cabinet upon graduation.  The scholarship deadline is February 1.   Each scholarship student will receive $3,700 per semester to complete an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from either of the KCTCS campuses.  

Deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 1.

Scholarship Qualifications
All scholarship recipients must be graduates of an accredited Kentucky high school, or high school graduates who are residents of Kentucky holding a high school diploma or GED, and must meet the admission requirements of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Method of Selection
Selection will be made on a statewide competitive basis. Applicants are selected by the scholarship committee at KCTCS on the basis of scholastic standings and recommendations. The applicant's permanent home location and work location preferences are considered and compared to the statewide needs of the Cabinet.  Selection will be contingent upon the applicant's background check. An interview may be conducted as part of the selection process.
Agreement with the Transportation Cabinet
The scholarship 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 statewide 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.
Conditions of Scholarship
Students awarded scholarships are expected to make normal progress toward the Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology.   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.  The scholarship is automatically renewed each year for students who meet the conditions above and 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 technology associate's degrees. Transcripts must be submitted to the Transportation Cabinet at the end of each semester.

A course listing for the current semester will be reviewed by KCTCS and the Cabinet to validate course work and hours toward the Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology before issuing any stipends.  Scholarship students will receive a stipend each semester while in school.   Scholarship students will receive a gross amount of $3,000 each semester.  Stipend payments are made directly to the students. Students are then responsible for paying their fees at KCTCS. 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 Transportation Scholarship
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:
Freshman                                                                            4 checks within 2 years
Sophomore                                                                         2 checks within 1 year
Summer Employment
The Transportation Cabinet may provide summer employment at the following rates to scholarship students as long as they make reasonable progress in academic work and prove satisfactory in their job performances.

University Credit Hours Earned     
 Hourly Salary Rate
​90 – 120

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