Student Scholarships

2021 SEAOSD Scholarship Announcement

The Structural Engineers Association of San Diego (SEAOSD) is pleased to announce the 2021 SEAOSD Scholarship.  Undergraduate and graduate students from SDSU and UCSD who are studying and planning on pursuing a career in structural engineering are eligible.

Scholarships will be awarded as follows:

  • One (1) scholarship of $1500 will be awarded to one undergraduate student at SDSU
  • One (1) scholarship of $1500 will be awarded to one undergraduate student at UCSD
  • One (1) scholarship of $1500 will be awarded to one university graduate student at-large from either SDSU or UCSD


The criteria for selection will include academic achievement, involvement in the structural engineering community, leadership, a desire to pursue a career in the field of structural engineering and financial need.  Students must also be official student members of SEAOSD which is completely free!  If you are not a member, please fill out the membership application at:

Students who wish to apply shall provide the following information via an online application before end of day Friday, January 29, 2021 and also meet the minimum requirements noted below:

  1. Resume – including honors, activities, organizations, SEAOSD activities and work experience, (1 Page Maximum).
  2. Transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  3. 500 Word Essay - describing your reason for pursuing structural engineering, your professional aspirations for after graduation and brief description of financial need.
  4. Letter of Recommendation – from an instructor or work supervisor. The letter should center on the student’s character, leadership qualities, career interest in structural engineering and potential for growth. It is highly encouraged to get a letter of recommendation from an instructor other than the faculty advisor to your student organization.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
  • 3.2 Graduate GPA if applying for the Graduate Student Scholarship and have completed Graduate coursework
  • Be involved in at least one extracurricular activity. These can include service groups, professional/engineering organizations or clubs, social societies, volunteer programs, or other noteworthy extracurricular involvement. Activities related to the SEAOSD Student Group will be more heavily weighted.


The scholarship awards will be presented at our annual “SEAOSD Student Night with Industry” meeting being held on February 23, 2021. The scholarship winners must be present at Student Night in order to collect their award!

We at SEAOSD are proud to continue our tradition of supporting local Structural Engineering programs and look forward to receiving your applications! 

Please apply via the following link: Click here for the application


For all questions please contact Angelene Taduran at: [email protected]



Angelene Taduran (Student Liaison Committee), and the SEAOSD Board of Directors