Paying for College

The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering is dedicated to helping its students attain their educational goals and has developed one of the most successful scholarship programs at Texas A&M. The Texas A&M Scholarships & Financial Aid website provides a wealth of information about financial aid processes, available (federal) scholarships, and other details about how to pay for college.

Department Scholarship Information for Incoming Freshmen

The department offers the Benson Scholars Program Scholarship to outstanding incoming freshmen whose first choice of an engineering major is civil engineering. The program offers a four-year scholarship in the amount of $2,500 per academic year.

To apply for the Benson Scholars Program Scholarship, please prepare a document that lists: the name of your high school, the size of your graduating class, your rank in said graduating class, high school honors (if any), SAT or ACT score, activities during high school that demonstrate your interest in the engineering discipline and diverse interests beyond academics. A letter of recommendation and other supporting materials may be submitted, but are not typically considered in the evaluation process.

Submit completed applications via email to Dr. Ray James and Dr. Lufthansa Kanta

Department Scholarship Information for Current Students

The department offers hundreds of scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 per academic year, to current civil engineering students with good academic standing. Most of these scholarships are graciously supported by our former students.

To apply for departmental scholarships, please complete the online form.