Through the generosity of the employees of Figg Engineering Group, a scholarship fund was established in 2002 as a memorial to Eugene C. Figg, Jr., F.ASCE, winner of the ASCE 2002 OPAL Award for Design. Gene Figg dedicated his career, his company, and his life to creating “bridges as art.”

Recent recipient

  • 2022–2023: Seth D. Anderson, S.M.ASCE Clarkson University

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  1. The Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship may be presented annually to 1 undergraduate civil engineering student who will use the scholarship for their junior or senior tuition expenses and fees.
  2. The purpose of the scholarship is to further the education of a worthy student interested in bridge design and construction.
  3. Eligibility:
    1. Any currently enrolled junior or senior civil engineering student in an ABET-accredited program who will be registered as an undergraduate in fall term of the year of award, is a United States citizen, is a Student Member of the Society in good standing at the time of application and award, and has a passion for bridges may apply for this scholarship.
    2. Scholarships may be awarded only to those students who will employ them to continue their formal undergraduate education at a recognized educational institution.
    3. Previous holders of these scholarships are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.
  4. Application:
    1. Complete applications are to be submitted to the ASCE Honors and Awards Program office for receipt by February 10 of the year of award.
    2. Application must include (1) completed application form; (2) statement by the applicant addressing his/her interest in bridge design or construction; (3) detailed annual budget; (4) official transcript; (5) resume; and (6) minimum of two sealed letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
  5. Selection:
    1. All applications will be reviewed by the Society Awards Committee or its designee. Copies of all applications will be shared with the Figg Engineering Group upon request.
    2. The committee may recommend no award be made in a particular year if no meritorious applications are received.
    3. Selection is based on appraisal of applicant’s justification, stated interest in bridge design and construction, education plans, academic performance, potential for development, demonstrated leadership qualities, financial need.
    4. The Society Awards Committee shall submit its recommendation to the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction for final approval.
  6. Awards:
    1. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by and subject to approval of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction based on income from the fund endowment.
    2. The recipient will be notified of selection in May by the Executive Director of ASCE.
    3. Award funds will be deposited to the recipient’s account with the business office of the institution designated by the recipient. The scholarship is to be used for tuition expenses.


Application Deadline: Complete applications must be received by February 10.

To apply, submit a completed application to:

American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191-4400
Attn: Honors and Awards Program

All application requirements must be fulfilled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.