Essay Contest Civil Engineer Scholarship
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Workforce Opportunities Coordinator
(217) 558-3963
DOT.WorkforceOpp@illinois.gov

Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

Civil Engineering


Essay Contest

The purpose of this contest is to heighten the awareness of the field of Civil Engineering among Illinois students.

Contest is open to 5th, 6th & 7th grade students at Springfield Ball Charter School.

Submissions must include:

  • Essay (no more than 3 pages double spaced, Times New Roman size 12 font)
  • Cover Letter
  • Signed Release and Waiver

First, second and third place winners will be notified by IDOT when the essays are graded.

Students must answer both parts of the following essay questions:

  • What are the responsibilities of a civil engineer?
  • Why are civil engineers important to transportation?

Please send submission to:

Civil Engineer Essay Contest
Illinois Department of Transportation
Diversity Recruitment and Outreach Office
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62704

Currently the contest is closed but please check back regularly if you are interested in participating.

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