ACEC-CA San Diego Chapter


ACEC-CA San Diego Scholarships

ACEC California Scholarships

Every year ACEC California’s Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 each to deserving college students working toward a degree in engineering or land surveying. The top award recipient is nominated to apply for the ACEC national scholarship competition.

Scholarship application packets are mailed to college Engineering Departments throughout California and posted here on our website each fall.

The scholarship application is a pdf that you download to your computer to print and fill out. Make sure to have it signed by a professor or dean, and then email or mail it to ACEC California. It is not an online application that may be submitted to us directly from our website.

Application DownloadACEC California Scholarship Application Link:

The ACEC California Scholarship Foundation will be awarding up to $50,000 in scholarships for qualified engineering and land surveying students throughout California. Highest upper division undergraduate award of $8,000 and highest graduate award of $8,000. Some applicants from Riverside/San Bernardino, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego regions may be eligible for up to $50,000 in additional awards from local ACEC California Chapters based on their school location,  residency and hometown.

Click on the link below to access all materials related to their 2021-2022 Scholarship process, including Eligibility, Scoring Guidelines, Application, Checklist, and Recommendation Form.  


ACEC San Diego Chapter/City of San Diego Public Works Scholarships

Every year the San Diego Chapter of ACEC California partners with the City of San Diego Public Works – Engineering and Capital Projects Department to sponsor scholarships to benefit local engineering students at the high school and college levels. Committed to creating opportunities for students who have demonstrated a high level of interest and commitment to the engineering profession, the ACEC California San Diego Chapter and the City of San Diego Public Works – Engineering and Capital Projects Department sponsors a Golf Tournament in the spring as a fundraising activity to provide ongoing financial assistance to help noteworthy engineering students succeed in San Diego.

The Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at Riverwalk was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID. We are hopeful for a Tournament in October 2021. 

Application DownloadStay tuned for ACEC San Diego/Public Works Scholarship Application Links

Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Award Recipients:

High School

Hamza Aziz – Scripps Ranch H.S. / Mt. Everest Academy
Maria Inés Flores – Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Adrian Ople – Otay Ranch High School
Emma Rens – Academy of Our Lady of Peace
Eliana Rodriguez – Hilltop High School


Dominic Huerta – San Diego State University
Ellie Roy – San Diego State University