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


The SEAOC Board and Convention Committee are pleased to announce the 2019 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 2019 SEAOC Convention on August 28-31 in Lake Tahoe, CA.  Any current SEAOC member 35 years old or younger is eligible.  

To apply, simply submit your entry online HERE by July 1, 2019 at midnight. 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 2019 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. 




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 Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe. 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 in 2019 or 2020.

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 dschinske@seaoc.org on or before Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 5PM. Abstract and sketch should be submitted in PDF format. Grant recipients will be notified after the judging day, by the end of July. 




The California & Vicinity Steel Information Council (CVSIC), SEAOC Board, and Convention Committee are pleased to announce the 2018 CVSIC Young Member Convention Stipend program. These awards are generously funded by CVSIC to provide opportunity for younger members to attend the 2018 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 eleven (11) $1,000 stipends to younger members to attend the SEAOC Convention on Sept. 12-14, 2018 in Palm Desert, CA. You must be 35 years old or younger to be eligible, with preference given to SEAOC members. To apply, complete the online form or download the below application and return it to the review committee via email (dschinske@seaoc.org). Recipients of the stipend will be allowed to request reimbursement of up to $1,000 for costs to attend the 2018 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 Friday, August 3, 2018 and elected recipients will be notified by Thursday, August 9, 2018. 




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.  





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.