ACEC/MN is now accepting scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. Last year, 11 scholarships were awarded, totaling $28,000. Applications are due in the ACEC/MN office by November 1, 2018. Please note, the recommendation form is due by October 26, 2018.
ACEC/MN scholarships are made possible by the generous donations from ACEC/MN 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 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 then presented to the top-ranked students at the ACEC/MN Engineering Excellence Awards banquet.
To qualify a student must be:
- Pursuing a bachelor's degree in an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) approved engineering program or land surveying program in Minnesota.
- Entering their junior, senior, fifth year or pursuing a Master's in the fall of 2019 to qualify.
- A U.S. citizen
If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact Melissa Langowski at email@example.com.
The 2018-19 ACEC/MN scholarship recipients are:
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Bob Rosene Scholarship – Paul Fritton, Civil Engineering
Earl Oxley Scholarship – Kyle Kucharski, Civil Engineering
Don Stormoe Scholarship – Emma O’Leary, Environmental Engineering
Braun Intertec Corporation Scholarship – Alicia Stone, Civil Engineering
Cameron Kruse Scholarship – Rena Weis, Environmental Engineering
Samuel Lombardo, Environmental Engineering
Jacob Mages, Civil Engineering
St. Cloud State University
Tyler Elness, Land Surveying & Mapping
Emma Hanegraaf, Mechanical Engineering
Leo Van Beck, Land Surveying & Mapping
University of St. Thomas
VAA, LLC Scholarship – Thomas Negaard, Civil Engineering
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 $66,000 to date.
The development of this fund meets two important scholarship committee goals: the first being the creation of a self-sustaining source for scholarship funds, and the second being a way to make participation in that funding source easily accessible to all members’ 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 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 impactful 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.