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If you're an Engineering Student in Minnesota (or an MN resident pursuing a degree in a neighboring state), you should apply for the ACEC/MN Scholarship Program.

Here's what you need to know:

Our scholarship program is open and we will be awarding scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year in late Winter 2022.

Full Application - due Tuesday, November 30

Recommendation Form - due Tuesday, November 23

Other Important Dates:

  • Interviews will be scheduled in two blocks during the weeks of January 3-7 & 10-14, final dates TBA.
  • Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the ACEC/MN Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 25th.
  • Scholarship recipients are also strongly encouraged to attend the ACEC/MN Scholarship Golf Tournament at Oak Marsh Golf Course on Monday, June 13, 2022.

To learn more about the application process, requirements & guidelines, see the button on the left for more detail on how applications are scored.

  • If you have any questions about our scholarship program, please contact John Krapek at


Highlights from our 2020-21 program:

ACEC/MN awarded 13 students with $29,500 last year. Thank you to the firms who support our tournaments and contribute to the scholarship program. Congratulations to the following recipients!

2021-22 ACEC/MN scholarship recipients:

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Oxley Scholarship – Justin Babcock, Civil Engineering
Alliant Engineering Scholarship – Liam Mullen, Civil Engineering
Terry Swor Scholarship – Katherine Tomaska, Ecological & Environmental Engineering
Bob Rosene Scholarship – Noah Struck, Civil Engineering
Mohammed Noor, Mechanical Engineering
Kathryn Marciniak, Civil Engineering

University of Minnesota, Duluth
Robert Licari, Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Cecelia Thole, Civil Engineering

University of St. Thomas
Don Stormoe Scholarship – Isabella LaFavor, Civil Engineering & Geology
Emma Reinart, Civil Engineering

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Luke Halstead, Civil Engineering

University of North Dakota
Cam Cruse Scholarship – Alannah Vashro, Civil Engineering

South Dakota State University
Melissa Langowski Scholarship – Anna Prchal, Agriculture Biosystems & Water Engineering

If your firm has an internship program and is looking for candidates, ACEC/MN would be happy to send you the resumes of scholarship applicants and winners. Contact John Krapek at for more information.

Endowment Program

ACEC/MN and affiliate member Hiway Federal Credit Union (Hiway) created a joint endowment strategy designed to sustain funding for the ACEC/MN scholarship program. Hiway launched the endowment effort with an initial contribution of $5,000, with ACEC/MN matching the amount. But that’s just the beginning of a campaign that has has generated over $73,000 to date.

The development of this fund meets two important scholarship committee goals; creating a self-sustaining source for scholarship funds that makes participation in that funding source easily accessible to all member firms and their employees.

Hiway’s endowment donations will be triggered by credit union financial transactions, such as loans or deposits, by ACEC/MN member firms or their employees. The larger the value of the ACEC/MN member loans and deposits with Hiway, the greater the annual endowment contribution.

“Hiway is honored and excited to partner with ACEC/MN in such a meaningful endeavor, with lasting impact,” recognizes Hiway President David Boden. “Serving the engineering community in Minnesota has been at Hiway’s very core for over 80 years and the development of an endowment fund is a very exciting way for us to continue to support and serve this industry.”

The endowment fund provides a new way for ACEC/MN members to play an active and meaningful role in supporting and sustaining our scholarship program. To learn how you can help support the ACEC/MN Scholarship Endowment by becoming Hiway member call Mark Hodowanic at 651.259.6456 or email