University Scholarships

Remembrance Scholarships

In December 1988, the Syracuse University community suffered a tragic loss when 35 of its undergraduate students perished in a terrorist bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.  Each year, these students are memorialized through the selection of 35 Remembrance Scholars.  Selected in a University-wide competition, scholars represent the best and brightest of Syracuse University with outstanding accomplishments in scholarship, service, leadership activities, and citizenship.  CEE students have often been awarded these prestigious scholarships.

Outside Scholarships

There are many scholarships available to students that are offered by organizations outside the University.  These scholarship awards vary, as do the eligibility requirements. 

Students interested in applying for outside scholarships can receive assistance in their search from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs located at 200 Bowne Hall  The scholarship office staff has compiled binders grouped by major.  They also have scholarship books that students can browse.  Students can sign up for the scholarship listserv and search for scholarships online at

Students can also research scholarships over the Internet.  There are many sites listing available scholarships.

Senior Awards – College of Engineering and Computer Science

ECS Class Marshal - Two ECS seniors are selected each year as Class Marshals to lead the academic procession of ECS graduates at Commencement.  Both students represent the ideals of the graduating class and are selected on the basis of their academic achievements, scholarly activities, service to others, extracurricular activities, and collegiality.

The George M. Berry Award for Best All-Around Senior - Every year, the college community is proud to honor the ECS student who best combines excellence in academics with distinguished contributions to the University and college community through leadership, service, and extracurricular activities.

The George M. Berry Award for Outstanding Design Achievement - This award is presented to the ECS student who has demonstrated outstanding creativity and tenacity in developing an original design solution to a technical problem.

The Yueh-Ying Hu Memorial Award - This award is presented to the graduating woman who best exemplifies the spirit, determination, and academic excellence demonstrated by Ms. Yueh-Ying Hu.

The Earl H. DeVoe Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research - The DeVoe prize is presented to an ECS student who has made a significant scholarly research contribution as an undergraduate.

The Louis N. DeMartini Award for Innovative Undergraduate Research - This award, which is endowed by Mrs. Gloria DeMartini Gioia in memory of her father, Louis N. DeMartini, is presented to an undergraduate researcher who has made a particularly innovative contribution to his or her scholarly discipline.

The ECS Alumni Association Service Award - Every year, the Alumni Association honors a graduating senior who has performed extraordinary service on behalf of the college community.

The Richard A. Bernard Award - This award, which is endowed by Jean I. Bernard in memory of her husband, is presented to the ECS student who has shown awareness of the needs of physically challenged individuals and the creative application of engineering approaches to solving the challenges posed by those functional and practical needs.

Senior Awards – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The John Burch McMorran ’22 Award - This award is presented annually to an outstanding civil engineering senior based upon academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Outstanding Achievement Award in Environmental Engineering - This award is presented to a senior with outstanding academic credentials who has demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities.

K.L. Lui Memorial Award - This award was created in memory of Kui Leung Lui for his inspiration to many through his belief in family values, lifelong learning and self-improvement.  It is presented to a graduating civil or environmental senior who has exemplified hard work, honesty, selflessness and generosity.

Dr. James A. Mandel Prize for Achievement in Civil and Environmental Engineering - This prize is presented to graduating senior in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who is an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

Samuel P. Clemence Prize for Outstanding Senior Design - This award is presented to a group of students in the Senior Capstone Design course to honor the best overall senior design project in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Other Awards

James A. Mandel Outstanding Junior Award - Three outstanding students from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who have completed their junior level coursework are selected each year for these awards:  The rising senior with the highest GPA among all civil and environmental engineering students, the rising senior civil engineering student with the highest GPA, and the rising senior environmental engineering student with the highest GPA.

Class-Based Awards - Thanks to generous gifts from alumni, several CEE classes feature awards to high performing students.  In recent years, outstanding students in CEE 337 have been selected for “book awards”.

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