The Sonny Astani Graduate Scholars’ program seeks to recruit academically strong candidates into our Civil and Environmental Engineering Master’s programs. This merit-based honor offers recipients funded positions to engage with academic research labs or industry-sponsored projects depending on Scholar preference. Additionally, Scholars will have intimate opportunities to interact with faculty, industry professionals, and alumni through exclusive networking opportunities, alumni events, and professional development seminars. Scholars will also receive priority consideration for a variety of other opportunities, if desired.

 * The Astani Scholars program includes Sustainability Scholars. Sustainability Scholars benefit from the same opportunities while working on funded projects focused in sustainability.



Program Benefits

The program benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Academic research opportunities in an Astani research lab
  • Industry sponsored project opportunities supervised by a faculty member
  • Financial assistance
  • Networking opportunities
  • And more!

Are you up for the challenge?

To be considered for the Fall 2024 cohort, complete the application by the deadline: January 15th
Be sure your application includes all materials before submitting. Only completed applications will be considered.


Astani Scholars Program Application is closed. Decisions will be sent by 4/15/2024.

Astani Scholars program application is independent of the admission process into Viterbi masters programs. Admittance into an Astani CEE Masters program is required to become an Astani Scholar. To learn more about the programs Astani CEE department offers, please visit our Future Astani Masters Students Page. When you are ready to apply, visit the application below. To be considered for Fall 2024 admission, complete the application by January 15th. If you have any questions regarding your application, contact

Masters Program Application