Thompson Engineering Scholarships

Thompson Foundation Scholarship

Since 2005, the Thompson Foundation has awarded a scholarship to encourage and assist talented young people who are interested in the technical specialties that Thompson companies provide. Scholarship winners are selected based on scholastic achievement, financial need, good character, leadership qualities, community involvement and personal development. The annual $1,000 scholarship is renewable for up to four years. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • High school senior in public, private or home school 
  • Resident of Mobile or Baldwin County, Alabama; Madison or Rankin County, Mississippi; Hamilton, Bradley or Rhea County, Tennessee
  • Accepted at an accredited four-year university
  • Declared major in engineering, architecture, science, or other technical field of service employed by Thompson Engineering, Watermark Design Group or Thompson Consulting Services
  • Minimum high school grade average of “B” (or 3.0 on 4.0-point scale)
  • Minimum ACT score of 21
Selection Criteria
  • Financial need
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Evidence of good character, leadership qualities, community involvement, and personal development
To apply for the 2017 Thompson Foundation Scholarship, follow the instructions below. The deadline to apply for the 2017 Thompson Foundation Scholarship is March 23, 2017.

Complete an Application Form and have a parent and / or guardian complete the Financial Statement.
• Furnish a certified copy of applicant’s high school transcript.
• Include a brief essay (1-2 pages) telling us how the applicant’s accomplishments and goals would make them the ideal candidate for our scholarship award.
• Submit three reference letters, one of which must be from the student’s high school guidance counselor.

To begin the application process, follow the instructions at this link. Please note, the Thompson Foundation scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of South Alabama. Applicants will be asked to create a new account and submit application materials at the Community Foundation of South Alabama website.

The scholarship recipient will be notified in writing before June 16, 2014. The scholarship award will be presented at a special ceremony. The announcement will be publicized to the local news media.

Thompson Engineering Foundation Scholarship, Auburn University

In 2011, the Thompson Holdings Foundation established a scholarship at Auburn University in Thompson Engineering’s name. Each year, Auburn will award the Thompson Engineering Foundation Scholarship, presently valued at up to $16,000 annually, to an exceptional student from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, or Tennessee (our current office locations). The student must be enrolled in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering with a declared major in civil engineering, and must be identified as a Spirit of Auburn or Academic Scholarship recipient with an ACT score of 28 or higher (or comparable SAT score) and a GPA of 3.25.