FRANKFORT, Ky. – Continuing one of the commonwealth’s most attractive higher education opportunities, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2018-19 school year for prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1, 2019 deadline to be considered for the unique scholarship that offers recipients job placement.
As many as 20 competitive civil engineering scholarships will be awarded for students who attend the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University or Kentucky State University. In addition to gaining tuition assistance, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to work during the summers and are guaranteed post-graduation employment.
“From intern to deputy secretary, the Civil Engineering Scholarship launched my 22- year career in transportation,” said KYTC Deputy Secretary Paul Looney. “I know firsthand the benefits of investing in the education of future transportation professionals and leaders who will shape the industry and build infrastructure that keeps the Commonwealth connected.”
Freshmen and sophomores receive $6,200 per semester, while juniors and seniors receive $6,600 per semester, to complete a bachelor of science in civil engineering. Students agree to work one year for KYTC for each year of scholarship assistance.
Additionally, KYTC and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) teamed to develop an associate degree program in civil engineering technology at two campuses – Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington and Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg.
The cabinet will award up to 10 scholarships for participating students, who can choose to attend either campus. Each scholarship student will receive $3,000 per semester plus the opportunity of a summer job and full-time placement with KYTC upon graduation.
As with the civil engineering scholarship program, the technology scholarship program requires recipients to complete one year of work with KYTC for each year of school.
The application deadline for both scholarship programs is Feb. 1 and recipients will be notified in April.