INDIANAPOLIS -- In an effort to educate Hoosier students and keep talented engineers in the state, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently announced the creation of the INDOT Engineer Scholarship Program.
"Indiana's transportation system is our state's economic future, and to create a world-class transportation system we need world-class engineers," INDOT Commissioner Karl B. Browning recently said. "INDOT's Engineering Scholarship will turn some of the brightest students in Indiana into exceptional civil engineers, and then put their engineering knowledge to work building a better future for Hoosiers."
The new scholarship program leverages federal transportation funding to offer civil engineering scholarships to college students enrolled at one of Indiana's seven Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) certified engineering colleges. Eligible university programs include Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, University of Evansville, University of Notre Dame, Tri-State University, University of Southern Indiana and Valparaiso University.
Scholarship recipients will receive more than $3,000 a semester for up to five years of college, including up to two years of graduate school.
Each academic semester, INDOT will make scholarship payments to 20 engineering students.
In return, recipients will work at INDOT in full-time paid positions during their college summer breaks. After graduation, scholarship recipients will work six months at INDOT for each academic semester they received a scholarship.
For more information on the scholarship program, visit www.indotscholarship.in.gov.