DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/31/23: Apply Now for the 2022-23 John Ries Scholarship

The Expanded Shale, Clay, and Slate Institute (ESCSI) is pleased to announce the John Ries Scholarship in
Academic Year 2022-23 for undergraduate and graduate students in civil engineering or closely related

The ESCSI is the international trade association for manufacturers of rotary kiln-produced expanded shale,
expanded clay and expanded slate (ESCS) lightweight aggregate. ESCSI promotes the extensive use of
rotary kiln-produced lightweight aggregate in the lightweight concrete masonry and structural lightweight
concrete markets, as well as use in asphalt, geotechnical and other applications. Based on research and
development, educational material is disseminated to all phases of the construction industry. The
association works closely with other technical organizations, such as ACI and ASTM, to maintain product
quality, life-safety and professional integrity throughout the construction industry and related building
code bodies.

Applications are accepted as self-nominations by undergraduate or graduate students in civil engineering
or closely related majors who are enrolled in fall 2022 and will return to school for spring 2023. All
applications shall be postmarked no later than January 31, 2023. Applications should include the following

  1. The application form signed by the applicant; (electronic signature is acceptable). This form is also available as a Google Form at;
  2. A one-page statement of qualifications by student describing motivation in ESCS materials; academic and career goals related to ESCS applications; planned research- or practice-based projects involving ESCS materials; and/or the value of this scholarship to achieve goals or complete projects; (letter-size, single-spaced, 1” margin, font size 12, doc or pdf);
  3. Unofficial transcripts indicating the current GPA of 2.75 or higher (pdf);
  4. A confidential letter of recommendation by a faculty; signed, dated, and sealed; or sent directly via email by the faculty with the subject “John Ries Scholarship.” Please send completed application and attachments as well as any questions to the following address and mention “John Ries Scholarship” in the subject line of emails or back of mail packages:

    Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute
    35 East Wacker Dr., Suite 850, Chicago, IL 60601

By Abigail Gabbard | October 19, 2022 | New report release