|Undergraduate Maggie Lindsey, left, conducts a site visit at the Gaddi Baithak in Kathmandu, Nepal, with structural engineer Priyanka Singh. The 100-year-old palace was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2015. Lindsey worked on the project an intern with Miyamoto International, which was restoring the UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo: Binod Shrestha)|
The Elizabeth B. and William E. Higginbotham Beyond the Classroom Experience Fund is a new opportunity for civil and environmental engineering students to apply their engineering knowledge and skills in real-world situations.
Created in 2017 by alumnus Bill Higginbotham and his wife, Elizabeth, the fund supports outside-the-classroom experiences for a handful of students each year. That could include jobs or internships (domestic or international), research experiences, or other professional learning opportunities.
Only undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are eligible.
- A completed application with an itemized budget of expected work and, if applicable, travel costs
- An essay detailing specific work plans and the expected outcomes of the experience
- Proof of the job, internship, or other experiential opportunity, such as a letter of support or offer letter
- A final report that provides details about the work experience along with photos. Reports are due 30 days after the conclusion of your Beyond the Classroom Experience.
Please Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.
Deadlines and Review Process
- Applications for spring semester funding are due October 1.
- Applications for summer semester funding are due March 1.
- Applications for fall semester funding are due June 1.
Application review generally takes four weeks from the deadline, so you should expect decisions early the following month.
Once completed, application packages must be emailed as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Higginbotham Beyond the Classroom Experience in the subject line.