This award was established in memory of Melvin E. Amstutz, P.E., whose life was dedicated to the advancement and betterment of human welfare and the engineering profession. Mr. Amstutz was an active member of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers from 1931 until his death in 1970, at which time he was serving his 20th year as Superintendent of the Lake County Highway Department. He served the Society in many offices, including Lake County Chapter President, State Society President, and National Director, and was the recipient of the Illinois Award, ISPE’s highest honor. During his career, he especially advocated the importance of registration for the graduate engineer.
Applicants shall attend an Illinois university and be enrolled in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). Must be of at least Junior standing (Unless otherwise defined by the applicant's college or university, the applicant shall have earned not less than 60 semester hours credit by the application deadline date to be considered of junior standing for purposes of these awards). Must have a B average or better in those courses which are accredited toward the engineering degree and show evidence of financial need.
In addition to completing the attached application and needs analysis, the candidate must:
Submit official transcripts of all college and university work and two letters of reference; one from the department chair or department faculty member, and one from past employer or other character reference.
Prepare a typewritten essay in 200 words or less on “Why I Would Like to Become A Professional Engineer.”
Candidates will be evaluated based on scholarship, financial need, activities, interest in engineering and the applicant’s essay. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.