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SEAOC is pleased to offer the following awards and grant opportunities. Click the title to show the details below.

SEAOC is pleased to announce this year's Nabih Youssef Younger Member Poster Session Grant. The grant is funded by a generous donation from Mr. Nabih Youssef. The objective of the grant is to encourage our younger members to participate in the annual convention and SEAOC activities in general. Five grants will be awarded from entries submitted for a poster board design competition. We encourage younger members to participate in our call for poster boards. In addition to receiving a grant, winners will have their poster boards displayed at this year's convention, being held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Details of the poster board competition are as follows.

TOPIC:              Any interesting or informative structural engineering project whether under design, in construction, or already built.

ELIGIBILITY:     All current members of SEAOC, age thirty-five (35) years and younger.

AWARDEES:      One (1) representative each from SEAONC, SEAOSC, SEAOCC, and SEAOSD, and one (1) at large representative, five (5) total.

GRANT:             Winners will be awarded a $1,000.00 stipend towards registration, accommodations, and travel to and from the convention.

Interested younger members should submit a brief abstract (300 words or less) describing the project and either a 8.5" x 11” or a 11”x17” sketch of their poster board layout using the webform HERE or via e-mail to on or before Friday, July 20, 2018 at 9AM. Abstract and sketch should be submitted in PDF format. Grant recipients will be notified after the judging day, by the end of July. 

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The SEAOC Board and Convention Committee are pleased to announce the 2018 SEAOC YMF Convention Stipend program to encourage SEAOC younger members to attend the annual SEAOC Convention.

SEAOC will award a $750 stipend to one younger member from each SEAOC Member Organization (region) to attend the 2018 SEAOC Convention on September 12-14, 2018, in Palm Desert, CA.  Any current SEAOC member 35 years old or younger is eligible.  

To apply, simply submit your entry online HERE or download this application form and submit to SEAOC Executive Director Don Schinske via email ( by July 6, 2018. Selected recipients will be notified in advance of the Convention.  Recipients of the stipend will be allowed to request reimbursement of up to $750 for costs to attend the 2018 SEAOC Convention, specifically for registration, lodging, and transportation (air and ground).

This program is separate from the Nabih Youssef Younger Engineer Poster Session Grant program and other stipend programs that may be available.  SEAOC younger members are encouraged to apply through multiple programs, however awardees will be limited to one award or stipend. 

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The California & Vicinity Steel Information Council (CVSIC), SEAOC Board, and Convention Committee are pleased to announce the 2017 CVSIC Young Member Convention Stipend program. These awards are generously funded by CVSIC to provide opportunity for younger members to attend the 2017 SEAOC Convention, who might otherwise be unable to attend.  The Convention will have numerous steel sessions which further the objective of CVSIC: to educate structural engineers in the economical design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel. 

CVSIC will award ten (10) $1,000 stipends to younger members to attend the SEAOC Convention on Sept. 13-15, 2017 in San Diego, CA. You must be 35 years old or younger to be eligible, with preference given to SEAOC members. To apply, complete the below application and return it to the review committee via email ( Recipients of the stipend will be allowed to request reimbursement of up to $1,000 for costs to attend the 2017 SEAOC Convention, specifically for registration, lodging, and transportation (air and ground). Awardees are asked to write a brief thank you letter with summary of takeaways, highlights, and photos and return it to the review committee via email within one month after the Convention.
Applications are due by June 23, 2017 and elected recipients will be notified by July 7, 2017. 

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SEAOC's College of Fellows is now soliciting applications for selection of the 2017 SEAOC College of Fellows Scholar, now in its second year.

The selected applicant will be provided a grant of $ 5,000 upon completion of their first term of studies at an accredited California graduate school program in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis, Architectural Engineering or Structural Engineering.

The applicant for selection as the SEAOC College of Fellows Scholar shall have obtained an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Architectural Engineering from an accredited engineering school or university and has at a minimum one year structural engineering consulting or research experience following receipt of the undergraduate degree. The applicant shall also have membership in one of the four SEAOC member associations. Any class of membership is acceptable.  

HOW TO APPLY: The applicant for the grant shall submit:

  • A resume of education and experience not to exceed two pages 
  • A statement of their career goals and reason for pursing an advanced degree not to exceed one page
  • Notification of acceptance to the graduate program selected and
  • Letters of recommendation from two members of any of the SEAOC member organizations who hold either Member or Member SE class of membership.

These items shall be submitted to the SEAOC office at by 5 pm (PDT) on August 15, 2017. The selection of the scholar will be based on the evaluation of the members of the College of Fellows and all decisions will be final and not subject to review or contest.

The scholarship is fully funded by the College of Fellows, whose members are selected for their long service to SEAOC, its member organizations, and the structural engineering profession.  

The SEAOC Foundation Research Initiative is intended to provide financial support for innovative projects that will serve SEAOC and its members through initiatives that improve and promote structural engineering practice.  Learn more.