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RETC Scholarships & Awards

Interested in a career in underground engineering? We can help you get there.

Scholarship opportunities exist to help further your career aspirations. The Underground Construction Association, a division of SME (UCA) is sponsoring dozens of students to attend the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, held this year in Boston, MA June 11-14.

This is a FANTASTIC opportunity to learn all about civil engineering underground - essentially the integration of geotechnical, structural and construction engineering.

Apply by April 15th for conference participation and academic scholarships.

Scholarship opportunities include:

RETC Executive Committee Scholarship (Academic Support) | Apply Now

RETC Conference Scholarship | Apply Now

UCA Young Member Conference Scholarships | Apply Now


Find the full list of available scholarships, guidelines and applications instructions here.

Attendance scholarships generously cover registration and travel expenses.

Make your applications stand out by thoroughly reviewing the guidelines and submitting a complete and full application. If you have any questions, please contact


Register Today!

What Attendees Say

Over four decades of conferences, RETC provides both the experienced tunneling professional and the individual just starting in the business the opportunity to stay connected while integrating new ideas and innovations into contracting, design, and construction.

Bill Mariucci
Team Leader, Kiewit infrastructure Co.
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