Proceeds from the 1993 National Conference, held in Baltimore, were used to initiate a scholarship program for college engineering students. The program was named for John Bruck, an SHA employee, who labored tirelessly during the 1993 National Conference to ensure all activity-related transportation needs were met.  John was a man of vision and held the highway industry dear to his heart.

The scholarships are awarded to students from each of the local engineering schools: Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland. The scholarship program is also supported by an annual golf outing.  The Chesapeake Section has awarded over $130,000 in scholarships since the program’s initiation.

To apply, you must be a sophomore or junior undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in transportation, highway engineering, construction or a related field.  

For additional information on applying for the scholarship, reach out to Erin Collins (ASHE Chesapeake Section – University Outreach Chair,

Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Recipients, who each received a $2,500 scholarship!

  • Daniel Ardila, Johns Hopkins University
  • Niloufar Ebadi, University of Maryland
  • David Pembamoto, Morgan State University
  • Erjon Rembeci, Morgan State University

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