American Concrete Institute (ACI) Scholarship

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Criteria: 

Must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a civil engineering degree with an interest in concrete technology
Must be a current member of the UH Cullen College of Engineering chapter of the American Concrete Institute
Must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher

About the Donor: 

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a nonprofit technical and educational society organized in 1904 and is one of the world's leading authorities on concrete technology. ACI is a forum for the discussion of all matters related to concrete and the development of solutions to problems. ACI conducts this forum through conventions and meetings; the ACI Structural Journal, the ACI  Materials Journal, Concrete International, and technical  publications; chapter activities; and technical committee work. As its chartered objective states, its purpose is "to provide a comradeship in finding the best ways to do concrete work of all kinds and in spreading that knowledge."

This implies a willingness on the part of each member to contribute from his or her training and knowledge to the benefit of the public at large. By maintaining a high standard of professional and technical ability in its committee memberships and in the authorship of papers and publications, as well as in local chapter programs, ACI has contributed to a detailed knowledge of materials and their resulting structures.

ACI publishes reliable information on concrete and its applications, conducts educational seminars, provides a standard certification program for the industry, provides local forums for discussion through the Chapter program, and encourages student involvement  in the concrete field. Committee members involved with these activities meet at bi-annual conventions.