OMESSP Minority Engineering Scholarship

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Applications are available now for the 2017 Ohio Minority Engineering Student

Scholarship Program (OMESSP) sponsored by CT Consultants, Inc. in collaboration with Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and New Visions Group, LLC.

The purpose of the OMESSP is to foster minority students majoring in civil engineering through mentorship and financial assistance and possible internship opportunities.

The 2017 application process is currently open on a rolling basis with award cycles beginning in May, August and January. Applicants can view program details, past recipients and complete the application form online at

“CT Consultants is continually looking for talented engineers. The OMESSP provides opportunities for talented minority students seeking careers in engineering while connecting CT Consultants with prospective young professionals. With a history of more than 90 years of serving clients in Ohio and beyond, CT’s success depends on developing talent to meet client needs in the delivery of excellent service. The firm is committed to investing in and nurturing civil engineering talent and assisting students with outstanding potential who are looking to participate in the engineering field,” Chris LeGros, vice president at CT Consulting, said.

The Ohio Minority Engineering Student Scholarship Program offers four $2,500.00 scholarships on an annual basis to students enrolled in accredited Ohio colleges or universities in a civil engineering program. Since its establishment in 2008, the program has awarded 23 scholarships totaling $57,500.00 to undergraduate students from seven Ohio colleges and universities.

The program is open to Black/African decent freshman and upper classmen (not graduate students). To be eligible for the OMESSP, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be declared as an engineering major and focus on civil engineering.
  • All scholarship recipients must maintain a reasonable standard of conduct as defined by the OMESSP selection Committee, expected of scholarship students.

Students can maintain multi-year scholarships if they continue to fulfill program requirements and re-apply each year. Recipients may be eligible for internship and mentoring opportunities.

For additional requirements and information visit

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