Briaud Students Fund

The Briaud Students Fund, offered by the ASCE Foundation, provides both domestic and international ASCE students with the opportunity to attend ASCE activities. These activities include conferences, the annual convention, and other meetings.

Established by the ASCE Foundation Board of Directors and generously supported by Jean-Louis and Janet Briaud, the Briaud Students Fund is a testament to our commitment to fostering the next generation of civil engineers. This competitive program offers students financial assistance to participate in various ASCE activities. Whether attending official ASCE conferences, the annual convention, or other ASCE meetings, students can advance their career, education, and leadership within the profession, community, and ASCE.

How to Apply

To apply for the Briaud Students Fund, start by thoroughly reviewing the “Information for Applicants” document linked and the provided guidelines below. Please note that only ASCE members are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted at least two months prior to the intended travel or event date. Deadlines for application are May 1, August 1, and October 1. Late applications will not be considered.



  1. Applicants must be members of ASCE.
  2. Applications must be received at least two months before the date of intended travel, conference, or other educational event for which an award is sought.
  3. Deadlines for applications to be received are:
    • August 1 (covering events October–December)
    • October 1 (covering events January–June)
    • May 1 (covering events July–September)
  4.  Funds are awarded on a competitive basis at the discretion of the Committee on Student Members.
  5. Applicants are expected to demonstrate on their application form the professional benefit to be gained by participation in the ASCE-related activity.
  6. There is no set amount for the award, but it is expected that the applicant will be able to demonstrate cost-sharing with other financial support applied for or obtained, for example, from their educational institution, their employer, their ASCE Institute, Region, Section, Branch or from other grant-awarding organizations.
  7. A successful applicant will not be eligible for another award until a minimum of two years has lapsed.
  8. All successful applicants must submit a report demonstrating the benefit of attending the event and allow their image and testimonial to be used to raise funds for the Briaud Student Activities and further promote the program.
  9. The applicant should take all reasonable steps to collect receipts etc. and provide evidence to ASCE that the award was used for the purpose originally specified on the application.
  10. Awards will be paid after the event and upon receipt of proof of expenses and your report. Payments will be made by bank transfer to an account specified by the applicant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure arrangements are in place for receipt of the award.

Supporting the Briaud Students Fund

Empower the next generation of civil engineers by contributing to the Briaud Students Fund. Your support provides students with invaluable experiences and opportunities, nurturing future leaders of the profession. Make a lasting impact today by donating to this transformative program.