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AACEI South Carolina Upcountry Scholarships

The South Carolina Upcountry Section participates in the AACE International Competitive Scholarship process by distributing the applications and information about the AACE Scholarships to Universities in South Carolina. Scholarship awards provide an opportunity to bring students into the field and reward them for their hard work. We work hard each and every year to ensure that scholarship funds are available to the local student population.

These scholarships are funded by all AACE members contributing to the Scholarship Fund and are primarily administered by the Education Board of AACE at the International Headquarters.

South Carolina Upcountry Section Officers review the applications made by the students in the Clemson, Greenville, Spartanburg and surrounding areas, and rate the applicants, forwarding the results to AACE Headquarters. They are then distributed to the Education Board for a second round of judging. After the board reaches their decision, candidates are notified.

Specific dates: Applications are accepted between January 1st and February 15th each year. Students are notified around July 1st of the results. More information can be found at the Association's website, http://www.aacei.org/awards/scholarships/

The section was told that two of our three applicants for the Competitive Scholarship program were winners. Kathryn Gasparro and Kristen Doolittle, both from Clemson and majoring in Civil engineering, won $5,500 and $2,000, respectively. Congratulations to our local college students.

AACE International is dedicated to advancing the study of cost engineering, and cost management through the integrative process of total cost management. To promote this objective, AACEI awards academic scholarships to full-time students pursuing a related degree in engineering, construction management, building construction, computer sciences, business, quantity surveying, information technology, etc. The cost engineering profession uses the process of total cost management to identify and define those areas of business in which the discipline of cost engineering and cost management principles may be applied to plan and control resources, assets, costs, profitability, and risk. The major elements of the cost engineering discipline include estimating, project/product controls, planning and scheduling, business sciences, and project/product management.

For more information and to get applications forms go to the AACE International site.

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