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The North American Tunneling Conference (NAT) is the premier biennial tunneling event for North America, bringing together the brightest, most resourceful and innovative minds in the tunneling and underground construction industry.

Tunneling 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) and RETC is sponsoring dozens of students to attend the Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, held this year in Philadelphia, PA June 19-22.

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

Apply by May 1, 2022 for conference participation and academic scholarships.


Scholarship Opportunities Include:


RETC Executive Committee Scholarship (Academic Support)

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RETC Attendance Award

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UCAYM Conference Attendance Award

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Applications must be submitted online by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact