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The USCID Board of Directors is pleased to announce that a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded during 2017 from the USCID/Summers Engineering Scholarship Fund. The Fund was endowed by a generous contribution from the late Joseph B. Summers, founder of Summers Engineering, Inc., Hanford, California. Since the Fund was established in 1989, it has been supplemented annually by contributions from USCID Members.

Upper division undergraduate or master's degree students with a demonstrated interest in agricultural engineering, irrigation and drainage, agricultural water management, or other fields of study pertaining to the mission of USCID are encouraged to apply.

Only USCID Student Members are eligible to apply for the Scholarship. Student membership is free for the first year.

The 2017 USCID/Summers Engineering Scholarship will be presented during the USCID Conference in Sacramento, California, October 24-27, 2017. The Scholarship winner is expected to attend the Conference and make a Poster Presentation of their academic work during the Conference Poster Sessions.

Applicants should send a statement of no more than 750 words with the following information:

  • career goals and their consistency with USCID's mission and strategic objectives
  • summary of academic program, including scholarships and awards received
  • non-academic service activities and practical experience with irrigation and drainage

This statement should be accompanied by a transcript and a letter of endorsement from the student's academic advisor or department head. (There is no application form.) Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have Permanent Residence status.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail, no later than 5:00 p.m. MDT, Friday, September 1, 2017. The Scholarship winner will be notified by September 11.

In addition to the $1,000 award, the scholarship includes:

  • Registration for all Sacramento Conference activities
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Sleeping room at the Conference hotel