Richard A. Groenendyke Scholarship Award

The Council sponsors the ACEC/Alabama Richard A. Groenendyke Scholarship Award Program for qualifying engineering students each year. Two scholarship awards, in the amount of $2,000 each, are awarded annually to qualifying applicants.

For entry, applications, with supporting documentation must be received to the ACEC/Alabama office by close of business, on January 31, 2020.  Applications will be processed and delivered to our judges for review and scoring applicant packages.  Scholarship recipients will be notified in late February and will be recognized at the ACEC Alabama Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, held in Birmingham.  Details for the awards gala will be announced at a later date.

ACEC/Alabama will award two $2,000.00 scholarships to the top two finalists.  Students must be entering their junior, senior, fifth, or Master’s degree year, in the fall of 2018 to qualify.  In addition, student applicants must be a United States citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or in an accredited land-surveying program to qualify.  ABET accreditation of engineering programs for scholarship applicants must conform to the following to the particular degree the student is pursuing.

Bachelor’s Degree:  Student must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program in Alabama.

Master’s Degree:  Student must either be in an ABET-accredited Master of Science (MS) engineering program in Alabama, or have a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program.

State-level scholarship award recipients will be sponsored to compete for the national scholarship competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies, headquartered in Washington, DC.

A specialty scholarship offered by the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) is offered to state-sponsored candidates. Only students who are enrolled in a Structural Engineering, ABET accredited, Master’s degree program in the fall of 2018 will be eligible for the CASE Scholarship.  Details for eligibility are included in this  application package.

Students may receive only one ACEC Scholarship during the student’s academic career.  For more information, please contact our Scholarship Coordinator  at (334) 264-1500, or email


2020 ACEC/Alabama Scholarship Application Package