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Student scholarships

Every fall, the local ACI Chapter awards a number of scholarships to Masters and Doctoral students during its annual seminar “Progress in the field of concrete.” The goal of these scholarships is to advance applied research in the field of concrete in order to promote its use and improve its performance.

Eligibility requirements:

1) The program is open to graduate students enrolled in a university located within the limits of the local ACI Chapter;

2) Students must have begun one semester of study within their graduate program;

3) Students must be involved in a research project in the field of concrete.

Evaluation criteria for the scholarships:

  • Relevance of the topic with regard to the concrete industry in terms of production, design, construction, repair, non-destructive testing and evaluation, etc. (25 points)
  • Integration of Sustainable development in the proposed research. One of the scholarships will be identified to Sustainable Development. To do so, the proposed research should demonstrate, on top of the other common evaluation criteria, a desire to solve Sustainable Development issue(s) in the field of hydraulic cements or concrete. The proposed research should concentrate on new challenges linked to the latest development in the field of Sustainable Development (10 points).
  • Clear presentation of technological and scientific objectives of the proposed research project. Justification of these objectives as they relate to work already underway in this same field of research (25 points).
  • Quality, originality and scope of the research project. Schedule and work plan (20 points).
  • Quality and compliance of the scholarship request form (adherence to page number limit, text, file formatting, tables, figures, relevance and quality of bibliographic references, etc.) (10 points).
  • Demonstration of candidate’s personal interest for his research project and career path (10 points).

Advice 1 : Application files must not exceed 5 pages maximum, including title, general data, photos, graphs and appendices. They must also be authorized and signed by a sponsoring professor. Application files which do not respect these criteria are rejected.

Advice 2 : All students who have submitted a completed application file will enjoy free registration to the ACI Local Chapter’s “Progress in the field of concrete” seminar.

Advice 3: Amongst the selected awardees, the one with the highest score in the Sustainable Development criteria will be awarded a scholarship with this distinction.

Bursaries Regulations :

Download the bursaries regulations

Number of scholarships and value:

For 2017, a minimum amount of $14,000 and a maximum of $18,000 will be divided into 5 bursaries:

  • 0 to 4 $4,000 ACI bursaries for studies at the Doctorate level.
  • 0 to 4 $3,000 ACI bursaries for studies at the Masters level.
  • One $2,000 Sponsors’ bursary for studies at the Masters or Doctorate level.

Registration form :

Download the registration form

  • Contact : Patrick Plante, EnGlobe Corp
  • Phone : 450-641-1740, 429
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APPLICATION DEADLINE AND FORMAT FILE : Applications must be received by October 20, 2017. Applications must be submitted in PDF format by e-mail at the following address: Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.