The ACI Foundation, a wholly-owned and non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), announces the opening of its student Fellowship and Scholarship program for the 2010-2011 academic year.

This year, the ACI Foundation is offering eight Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students and five Scholarships for graduate students studying concrete, through funds from both private and corporate donors. Applicants must study at a U.S. or Canadian university during the award year. The application process is open through Oct. 30, 2009.

ACI Foundation Fellowships range from $7,000 to $10,000, and are awarded to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students who are studying engineering, construction management, or other related fields of study in the area of concrete. Fellowship applicants must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member to be considered for these awards. Those students receiving Fellowships also receive paid travel and registration to two ACI Conventions, assignment to an industry mentor, and a summer internship, in some cases. Available Fellowships include the ACI Presidents' Fellowship, ACI Baker Student Fellowship (two awards), ACI Elmer Baker Student Fellowship, ACI Richard N. White Student Fellowship, ACI BASF Construction Chemicals Student Fellowship, ACI Cagley ACI Student Fellowship, and ACI Charles Pankow Foundation ACI Student Fellowship.

ACI Foundation Scholarships, in the amount of $3,000, are awarded to graduate students studying concrete-related subjects. Available Scholarships include the ACI W.R. Grace Scholarship, ACI Scholarship, Kumar Mehta Scholarship, ACI Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship, and Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship. "With the continued support of many private and corporate donors to the ACI Foundation's Fellowship and Scholarship program, we are again able to offer these awards to the hard-working students currently studying for a career in concrete," said Debby Orsak, chair of the ACI Foundation's Scholarship Council. "We recognize that the students who apply for and receive these awards are the future of the industry, and we are pleased to provide them with the additional means to excel in their studies."

More information, including application requirements, instructions, tips for student applicants, and information for educators can be found at If you are interested in helping to fund future student ACI Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships, please visit