Scholarships & 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.


American Galvanizers Association

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.

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American Institute of Steel Construction

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

2021 AISC Milek Fellowship Program

The future of structural steel construction depends, in part, on a consistent influx of educators and graduate students. These are the future professors who will educate and motivate successive generations of design professionals to build with structural steel and appreciate its advantages.

A strong presence of steel material and steel structural design courses in college and university curricula requires faculty members who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about structural steel, which, in turn, is linked to levels of academic research focused on structural steel.

The entire structural steel construction industry will benefit from increased academic research and a continuing stream of new faculty excited and knowledgeable in the design and construction of steel structures.In support of these beliefs, AISC provides funding to selected college faculty in association with the award of a fellowship. Funding will be used for graduate research assistant-ships, faculty release and/or salary, graduate and undergraduate hourly wages, equipment and supplies and services.

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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.