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Tensar's Engineering Scholarship Competition

At Tensar, our success depends on the proper application of our products by the engineers who design with them. So we decided to offer up two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to civil engineering students. Keep scrolling for details.

Deadline Extended to: Monday, June 15th, 2020.

Interested in pavement design or mechanically stabilized earth structures? Want to learn more about those topics while giving yourself a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship?

Over the past 40 years, Tensar has invented many products and systems which have improved the way we build pavements and other site improvements like retaining walls. Most of our systems are based on a product called geogrid, which was invented by Tensar’s founder, Dr. Brian Mercer.

We make several types of geogrid, which can be used to stabilize granular materials and reinforce soil to improve their engineering properties. Design methodologies for incorporating geogrids have been developed, and the Design Challenges we are offering in this scholarship competition present an opportunity for you to learn about these methods and add them to your growing knowledge base as an engineer. One Design Challenge involves a pavement design, and the other a retaining wall design.

We also offer design software for these applications, which is widely used in the industry. You will have the opportunity to obtain this software and use it for a Design Challenge and for your future work on these types of applications.

Why are we offering this competition? We know our future growth depends on providing our technology and expertise across the engineering profession, where design decisions are made every day on the projects that make our world a better place. We invite you to learn about our technology as you build your career.


Tensar's Engineering Scholarship Competition


Tensar's Engineering Scholarship Competition










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Step #1

Download the Design Challenge Details

This packet will provide all of the project details necessary to complete either a pavement design or a mechanically stabilized earth structure.

Download Flexible Pavement Design Challenge

Download MSE Wall Design Challenge

Step #2

Download the Design Software

Download Tensar's FREE design software in order to aid in building your project design specification entry.

Download SpectraPave Pavement Design Software

Download TensarSoil Wall Design Software

Step #3

Research Design Methodologies

As you develop a solution for the design challenge, you will find valuable resource information on the following Tensar web resource pages:

Tensar Blog

Tensar Online Education Portal

Step #4

Entries will be judged by a technical committee and one winner will be selected for each Design Challenge category based on the following criteria:
• Meeting design objectives
• Proper application of Tensar products and systems
• Quality of presentation
• Creativity and originality of design approach
• Completeness and attention to detail

Submit & Enter to Win


Deadline for Scholarship Contest Extended to June 15, 2020

Read through the full contest rules.


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