Indianapolis - The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to offer scholarships worth more than $3,000 a semester to civil engineering students if they're prepared to work for the money.
The agency will use federal transportation money to provide 20 scholarships per semester to students enrolled at one of seven Indiana engineering schools.
In return, students have to work full-time, paid positions for the agency during summer breaks and, after graduation, work at the agency six months for each semester they received a scholarship.
Recipients can receive the scholarships for up to five years of college, including up to two years of graduate school.
Eligible programs are at Purdue, Tri-State and Valparaiso universities, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and the universities of Evansville, Southern Indiana and Notre Dame. Each is certified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
"Indiana's transportation system is our state's economic future, and to create a world-class transportation system we need world-class engineers," Transportation Commissioner Karl Browning said in a statement.
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