Leadership Development Series

Developed in 2001 by the ACEC Alabama Business Practice Committee, the ACEC/Alabama Leadership Development Series (LDS) encompasses a year-long curriculum based program consisting of four sessions, each covering new and different aspect of professional management skills: Business Planning; Leadership & Life Planning; Motivating Yourself & Others; The Leadership Factor; and Round Table Discussion of Industry Related Topics with LDS Alumni. Enrollment is open to emerging leaders within the ACEC membership and our industry allies.

For a list of LDS Alumni, please contact our office at (334) 264-1500.

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Educational WEBSeries

  • Spring 2023 WEBSeries dates will be announced soon!

Leadership Development Series

  • A Curriculum for Emerging Engineers
  • Contact Renee Casillas at for more information and our enrollment form.

Upcoming Educational Events

  • February 6th, 2023 – ACEC Alabama Annual Transportation Committee Breakfast 2023

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 at the ACEC/Alabama office by close of business, on January 31, 2023.  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

All scholarship applicants in Alabama, must return applications NO LATER THAN March 3rd to: American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama (ACEC/Alabama) – 531 Herron Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.

For questions about the ACEC/Alabama state-level Scholarship Program, contact our Executive Director, Renee Casillas at:

ACEC/Alabama Scholarship Recipients will be sponsored to compete for the ACEC National Scholarship Competition.