ACEC/MN 2020-2021 Scholarship Program
ACEC/MN is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Last year, 12 scholarships were awarded, totaling $31,500.
Applications are due November 1, 2019 via email or by mail to the ACEC/MN office. When submitting scholarship materials vie email, please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailed submissions should be addressed to 10201 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 240, Minnetonka, MN 55305.
Due to some recommenders encountering difficulty submitting the Recommendation Form, the deadline for the Recommendation Form has been extended to November 1, 2019.
ACEC/MN scholarships are made possible by the generous donations from ACEC member firms as well as firms that participate in the annual softball and golf tournaments. In the Fall, the ACEC/MN Scholarship Committee reviews applications from engineering and land surveying students around the state. They rank the students based on their leadership skills, academic achievement, school and community activities, work experience and their understanding of the consulting engineering profession. These scholarships are presented to the top-ranked students at the ACEC/MN Engineering Excellence Awards banquet in January.
2019-20 ACEC/MN scholarship recipients:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Earl Oxley Scholarship – Silas Burke, Mechanical Engineering
Bob Rosene Scholarship – Derek Huston, Civil Engineering
Don Stormoe Scholarship – Alicia Stone, Geo-Engineering
Kyle Kucharski, Civil Engineering
Paul Mako, Civil Engineering, MS Structural
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Terry Swor Scholarship – Kolten Espinosa, Civil Engineering
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Cameron Kruse Scholarship – Matthew Henderson, Civil Engineering
Joshua Tomczak, Civil Engineering
University of St. Thomas
HDR Scholarship – Maren Mosley, Civil Engineering
Alliant Engineering Scholarship – Joseph Hynes, Civil Engineering
St. Cloud State University
Leo Van Beck, Land Surveying & Mapping
If your firm has an internship program and is looking for candidates, ACEC/MN would be happy to send you the resumes of scholarship applicants and winners. Contact John Krapek at email@example.com for more information.
ACEC/MN and affiliate member Hiway Federal Credit Union (Hiway) created a joint endowment strategy designed to sustain funding for the ACEC/MN scholarship program. Hiway launched the endowment effort with an initial contribution of $5,000, with ACEC/MN matching the amount. But that’s just the beginning of a campaign that has has generated over $73,000 to date.
The development of this fund meets two important scholarship committee goals; creating a self-sustaining source for scholarship funds that makes participation in that funding source easily accessible to all member firms and their employees.
Hiway’s endowment donations will be triggered by credit union financial transactions, such as loans or deposits, by ACEC/MN member firms or their employees. The larger the value of the ACEC/MN member loans and deposits with Hiway, the greater the annual endowment contribution.
“Hiway is honored and excited to partner with ACEC/MN in such a meaningful endeavor, with lasting impact,” recognizes Hiway President David Boden. “Serving the engineering community in Minnesota has been at Hiway’s very core for over 80 years and the development of an endowment fund is a very exciting way for us to continue to support and serve this industry.”
The endowment fund provides a new way for ACEC/MN members to play an active and meaningful role in supporting and sustaining our scholarship program. To learn how you can help support the ACEC/MN Scholarship Endowment by becoming Hiway member call Mark Hodowanic at 651.259.6456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.