R. H. Thomson Scholarship

The R. H. Thomson Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded by the Seattle Section each year to honor the accomplishments of R.H. Thomson. The application must be postmarked by March 28th and announcement of the recipient will be made by May 1st. The scholarship in the amount of five-thousand dollars ($5,000) will be awarded for the 2014-2015 school year. The disbursement could be in one year or in four years, depending on the recipient’s college career schedule.  The aim of the scholarship program is to encourage students to pursue a course of study leading to a Bachelor or a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering or one of the specialties within the Civil Engineering discipline. It also strives to honor R. H. Thomson, a civil engineer who had a profound and lasting impact on Seattle's infrastructure.

RHT Scholarship Chair 2014-15 School Year
Amy Thatcher

Richard Williamson Jones Scholarship

The Richard Williamson Jones Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife, Kathie, because Richard often commented that when he was a student, he would have been much better off if he had just had a little more money for books and supplies. The scholarship continues through Kathie Jones’ estate. The scholarship continues through Kathie Jones’ estate and is awarded to a civil engineering student from either the University of Washington or Seattle University.

Richard Jones was a civil engineer and a member of the Seattle Section, ASCE, when he died in an airplane crash at the age of 53. He was a graduate of the University of Washington. He was admitted as a Member of the Society in 1949 and as a Fellow in 1959. He joined General Construction Company in 1933 where he worked on many projects in the Seattle and Portland area. He worked on the Bonneville Dam and was Chief Engineer on the Hungry Horse Dam. At the time of his death he was Executive Vice President of General Construction Company. The maximum amount distributed annually is $2,000.

RWJ Scholarship Chair
James Chae
(425) 990-6832

Larry Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Seattle Section ASCE lost a dear friend, and the engineering community lost a leader in the tragic accident that took the lives of Larry Wade and his wife, Judy, on September 12, 2001. They were on a University of Washington cruise and had taken a side trip from Cozumel, Mexico to the Mayan ruins at Chichen Izta on the Yucatan Peninsula. On the return flight, the small plane crashed, killing all aboard.

Larry Roth, of ASCE National stated, "over the years Larry made many outstanding contributions to ASCE having served as National Director, Treasurer, and Vice President. Larry and Judy were active and vibrant members of our ASCE family, and they will be missed dearly by their many friends. Our prayers are with their family and friends as they attempt to cope with all the tragedies of this horrible week."

Larry was an inspiration to many within the Society and the profession. As is true for any volunteer, but especially for Larry, he gave his time and made personal sacrifices to benefit others. He provided the kind of leadership that is and should be a model for many. Judy was very supportive of his ASCE involvement and was a warm presence at many functions. A scholarship fund has been set up in Larry and Judy’s name to benefit civil engineering students at the University of Washington.

This scholarship is administered by the University of Washington, rather than the Section Section.   Currently, they do not have a website to direct students to regarding scholarships.  The CEE undergraduate advisor, Mariko Navin, works with students regarding scholarship applications and she can explain how the process works.  In general, students go through a single application process (beginning in the winter quarter for returning students, a little later for new incoming students), then the faculty committee reviews all applicants and matches the applicants with the best scholarship fit. 

For information contact:
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
More Hall 201
Mariko Navin
(206) 543-5092

2011-2012 Workforce Re-entry Scholarship Award

see Diversity Committee page for details...

ASCE Seattle Younger Member Forum Scholarship

The Seattle Section Younger Member Forum (YMF) has been raising money since 2004 to establish a scholarship program encouraging students to pursue a career in engineering. Each year, a scholarship of $500 will be awarded to a high school senior in the name of the ASCE Seattle Section Honorary Members.


Other Scholarships

General Civil

Transportation Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Structural Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering