Scholarships & Internships

Scholarships and Internships Available from the SSSBA Members


The SSSBA partners offer several different scholarships and internships.

The members of the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance offer a variety of internship and scholarships.  This page is dedicated to providing an updated list of the various opportunities available.

Note: The SSSBA does not currently offer scholarships or internships directly.


  • The American Galvanizers Associations (AGA) Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship essay contest was developed to assist future specifiers with the rising cost of a college education. The scholarship is available to full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university in North America studying architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, construction management, material science, or a related field. More Information
  • The AISC Education Foundation sponsors scholarship programs to assist qualified students, and to encourage creativity, interest and proficiency in the fabricated structural steel construction industry.
    • AISC Scholarships for Juniors, Seniors and Master’s level graduate students
      Through funding from the AISC Education Foundation in conjunction with structural steel industry associations, AISC distributes scholarships each year to full-time Junior, Senior and Masters-level graduate students attending colleges and universities in the United States.
    • AISC David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarships – Open to students at 2-year and 4-year colleges!
      The AISC Education Foundation funds scholarships for incoming freshman and sophomore students who are the children of or share a permanent residence with AISC Full Member Company employees.  This scholarship is named for AISC’s long-time legal counsel, who is an advocate for education.

Grants / Research Fellowship

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program: Attention graduate advisors and graduate level students interested in steel bridges and transportation infrastructure focused research. There is an active FHWA Notice of Funding Opportunity to provide fellowship funding for a qualified student to further investigate the resistance of steel bridges to constraint-induced fracture at interior pier bearing stiffeners.

    Please go to: and search for opportunity “693JJ318NF5229-2020B” near the top-left of the page, which will take you to the general solicitation for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. More information is in the “Related Documents” tab in a document entitled “DDETFP GFR NOFO 2020B.pdf.” Specifically note “Project D” on pg 32/35 of the PDF.

    Applicants should be a Civil (Structural) Engineering MS or PhD Candidate that has an interest in research related to steel bridges and transportation infrastructure. The student is expected to efficiently perform refined finite element analyses, extract the necessary results, and report their analysis, findings, and conclusions in a peer-reviewed journal paper.

    The application period closes on September 14, 2020 at 4pm ET. The opportunity can provide between $15,000 and $60,000 to fund an eligible student for one year. The eligibility criteria and application process is described in the PDF noted above.


  • No internships are available at this time.