Joan is a Transportation Engineering Associate II at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation with experience in signal design and district operations. She graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Irvine in 2014, and a M.S. in Civil Engineering – Transportation from Cal Poly Pomona in 2017. Joan has been recognized by the City of Los Angeles for her management of LADOT’s internal mentorship program and is known as the unofficial party planner in the department. Outside of engineering, Joan enjoys going to concerts, traveling to new places, and outdoor activities such as snowboarding and camping.

Joan Hsu - Scholarship Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

Ani is a Civil Engineering Associate at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Ani has been involved with ASCE since joining the UCI student chapter her freshman year. She served as the External Activities Chair and the PSWC Environmental Competition Project Manager, as well as a member of Concrete Canoe. She was also invovled in the mentorship program. In her spare time, Ani enjoys finding new dessert places and going to the beach. She is currently serving as the Scholarship Chair.

Ani Sarkissian - Scholarship Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (MLAB) and Younger Member Forum (LA YMF) are proud to introduce this year’s scholarships for ASCE Student Members and University Chapters.

 

The deadline to submit a complete application will be 11:59PM Pacific Time on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

 

Applicants may submit applications for multiple scholarships upon compliance with the eligibility criteria, however an applicant cannot be awarded more than one scholarship from each organization. For instance, an applicant may be awarded 1 MLAB and 1 YMF scholarship, but may not be awarded 2 scholarships from MLAB nor 2 scholarships from YMF. 

If you are awarded a scholarship, the award must be acknowledged and signed by your university's ASCE faculty advisor and returned to ASCE Scholarships by Wednesday, February 5th, 2020.

 

For inquiries regarding scholarship submissions, please contact:

ascelascholarship@gmail.com.

 

Below is a summary of each scholarship and the link to each application.

 

METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES BRANCH SCHOLARSHIPS

 

  1. LE VAL LUND MEMORIAL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP ($1500)

  2. PATTI GADOMSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1500)

  3. METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES BRANCH SCHOLARSHIPS (two awards at $1500 each)

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

  • Applicant must be a National Student Member of ASCE and also a member of their university’s ASCE Student Chapter.

  • Applicant must be a student at one of the following universities:

       CSULA, CSUN, LMU, UCLA, USC.

  • Applicant must be a full-time student for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Only complete submissions will be considered. See application forms for requirements.

 

Le Val Lund Memorial Scholarship - $1500 (1 award)

 

Other Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Civil Engineering (or related) graduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scoring Criteria

  • 35% - Academic achievements (transcript and strength of GPA)

  • 15% - Growth within Civil Engineering profession (active ASCE membership, leadership roles, and personal achievements)

  • 40% - Written essay (writing mechanics, clarity, addressing prompt statement, and passion for growth as a Civil Engineer)

  • 10% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

APPLICATION FORM

Patti Gadomski Memorial Scholarship - $1500 (1 award)

 

Scoring Criteria

  • 80% - Written essay (writing mechanics, clarity, addressing prompt statement, and passion for growth as a Civil Engineer)

  • 20% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

APPLICATION FORM


 

Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Scholarships - $1500 (2 awards)

 

Scoring Criteria

  • 35% - Academic achievements (transcript and strength of GPA)

  • 15% - Growth within Civil Engineering profession (active ASCE membership, leadership roles, and personal achievements)

  • 40% - Video (professional appearance, language, business acumen, content, creativity, and compliance to length limits)

  • 10% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

APPLICATION FORM

LOS ANGELES YOUNGER MEMBER FORUM SCHOLARSHIPS

 

  1. LOS ANGELES YMF OUTSTANDING STUDENT CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP ($500)

  2. LOS ANGELES YMF OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ($750)

  3. LOS ANGELES YMF OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ($750)

  4. LOS ANGELES YMF OUTSTANDING NEW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS (2 awards at $625 each)

  5. LOS ANGELES YMF DR. BILL GOODIN OUTSTANDING STUDENT MENTOR SCHOLARSHIPS (5 awards at $1000 each)

  6. LOS ANGELES YMF CALIFORNIA WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION OUTSTANDING STUDENT ($TBD)

 

Eligibility Requirements For All Scholarships

 

  • Applicant must be a National Student Member of ASCE and also a member of their university’s ASCE Student Chapter.

  • Applicant must be a full-time student for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Applicant must be a full time student at one of the following universities:

      CBU, CSULA, CSUN, LMU, UCLA, USC, CSUF, CSULB, UCI, CPP, or CPSLO

  • All applications must be signed and approved by your university’s ASCE Student Chapter President. 

  • Only complete submissions will be considered. See application forms for requirements.

LA YMF Outstanding Student Chapter Scholarship - $500 (1 award)

Scoring Criteria

  • 15% - Achievements (cover letter)

  • 30% - Growth within Civil Engineering profession (active ASCE membership, leadership roles, and chapter achievements)

  • 45% - Video (professional appearance, language, business acumen, content, creativity, and compliance to guidelines)

  • 10% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

APPLICATION FORM

LA YMF Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship - $750 (1 award)

 

Other Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Civil Engineering (or related) graduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scoring Criteria

  • 15% - Academic achievements (transcript and strength of GPA)

  • 30% - Growth within Civil Engineering profession (active ASCE membership, leadership roles, and personal achievements)

  • 45% - Written essay (writing mechanics, clarity, addressing prompt statement, and passion for growth as a Civil Engineer)

  • 10% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

APPLICATION FORM

 

LA YMF Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship - $750 (1 award)

 

Other Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Civil Engineering (or related) undergraduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scoring Criteria

  • 15% - Academic achievements (transcript and strength of GPA)

  • 30% - Growth within Civil Engineering profession (active ASCE membership, leadership roles, and personal achievements)

  • 45% - Written essay (writing mechanics, clarity, addressing prompt statement, and passion for growth as a Civil Engineer)

  • 10% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

APPLICATION FORM

LA YMF Outstanding New Student Scholarships - $625 (2 awards)

 

Other Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Civil Engineering (or related) undergraduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Applicant must be within their first 2 years of undergraduate enrollment.

  • Transfer Students in their first 2 years of undergraduate enrollment at their current universities are acceptable. 

Scoring Criteria

  • 15% - Academic achievements (transcript and strength of GPA)

  • 30% - Growth within Civil Engineering profession (active ASCE membership, leadership roles, and personal achievements)

  • 45% - Written essay (writing mechanics, clarity, addressing prompt statement, and passion for growth as a Civil Engineer)

  • 10% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

APPLICATION FORM

LA YMF Dr. Bill Goodin Outstanding Student Mentor Scholarships - $1000 (5 awards)

Other Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Civil Engineering (or related) undergraduate or graduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scoring Criteria

  • 15% - Academic achievements (transcript and strength of GPA)

  • 30% - Growth within Civil Engineering profession (active ASCE membership, leadership roles, and personal achievements)

  • 45% - Written essay (writing mechanics, clarity, addressing prompt statement, and passion for growth as a Civil Engineer)

  • 10% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

APPLICATION FORM

LA YMF California Water Environment Association Outstanding Student Scholarship - $500 (1 award)

 

Other Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Civil Engineering (or related) undergraduate or graduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Applicant must have an active WEF or CWEA membership.

Scoring Criteria

  • 15% - Academic achievements (transcript and strength of GPA)

  • 30% - Growth within Civil Engineering profession (active ASCE membership, leadership roles, and personal achievements)

  • 45% - Written essay (writing mechanics, clarity, addressing prompt statement, and passion for growth as a Civil and Environmental            Engineer)

  • 10% - Attention to details (timely submission and completeness of application).

 

APPLICATION FORM

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