To support the ongoing growth and development of the consulting, engineering, construction, and operations industry, we partner with several universities and associations to fund scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. With these programs, CDM Smith strives to foster the education and career opportunities of our industry's future leaders.
Current opportunities include:
American Water Works Association (AWWA) Thomas R. Camp Scholarship
The Thomas R. Camp Scholarship provides support to outstanding students doing applied research in the drinking water field. The $5,000, one-time grant is awarded to doctoral students in even years and master's students in odd years.
For more information, or to download an application, please visit the AWWA website. The deadline for application is January 15, annually.
Lawler Scholarship (Northeastern University)
Our Lawler Scholarship was established in memory of Joseph C. Lawler—one of the firm's most forward-thinking CEOs and a staunch supporter of his alma mater, Northeastern University.
The university's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department considers the Lawler Scholarship its most prestigious scholarship offering. Each year, the department selects the undergraduate students who will receive the scholarship.
National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) CDM Smith Scholarship
We sponsor a $5,000 scholarship to assist the NFBPA in its mission of attracting the best and brightest African Americans to careers in public service. The scholarship is awarded to an African-American graduate or undergraduate student pursuing a career in public administration, urban affairs, or a related public service field.
Applications must be submitted to the NFBPA National Office. For more information, please contact the office at 202 408-9300, or visit the NFBPA website for eligibility criteria and submission procedures.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)-CDM Smith Scholars Program
We have teamed up with SHPE to offer an exciting scholarship opportunity—the SHPE-CDM Smith Scholars Program. Each year, up to six students admitted into the program will receive a $6,000 academic scholarship, paid summer internship with CDM Smith, and living and housing reimbursement for up to $2,500 during the internship.
Visit the SHPE-CDM Smith Scholarship Program page to learn more.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)-CDM Smith Scholars Program
We have teamed up with UNCF to offer an exciting scholarship opportunity—the UNCF-CDM Smith Scholars Program. Each year, up to six students admitted into the program will receive a $6,000 academic scholarship, paid summer internship with CDM Smith, and living and housing reimbursement for up to $2,500 during the internship.
Visit the UNCF-CDM Smith Scholarship Program page to learn more.
University of Florida - CDM Smith Endowment
On behalf of the University of Florida Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES) Department, we provide an endowed fellowship to a prospective graduate student. The fellowship is administered by the EES Department.
University of South Florida Scholarship
Through the University of South Florida, we provide an annual $1,000 scholarship to support a full-time junior or senior civil and environmental engineering student with financial need. The scholarship is open to African-American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are Florida residents.
To apply online, please visit the University of South Florida website.