ACEC Colorado Awards $36,500 to 10 Students Pursuing Education in Engineering 

ACEC Colorado Foundation awarded $36,500 in scholarships to ten recipients from several Colorado colleges on May 3, 2023 as part of ACEC Colorado’s 2023 Annual Conference. Photo Credit: EB Media Solutions.

The ACEC Colorado Foundation recently awarded $36,500 in college scholarships to 10 students, as well as $2,000 to high school students pursuing an education in engineering.

The 2023 scholarship recipients were selected from a pool of 22 applicants representing multiple Colorado colleges with engineering programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology. Applicants were judged on their academic records, involvement in student chapters of professional organizations and community service.

Several memorial scholarships were awarded in honor of engineers and others who have contributed to Colorado’s consulting engineering industry. Beth Rossman, an environmental engineering student at the University of Colorado (Boulder), received the $6,000 Leonard Rice Memorial Scholarship. The $5,000 Martin/Martin Scholarship was awarded to Anjali Velamala, who is studying environmental engineering and applied mathematics at the University of Colorado (Boulder). Elyse DeBarros, a mechanical engineering student at University of Colorado (Boulder), received the $5,000 William Russell Stoneman Scholarship. Megan Quinn, a civil engineering student at University of Colorado (Boulder) was awarded the $3,500 Fu Hua Chen Scholarship. Brooke Pennington, a civil engineering student from the Colorado School of Mines (Golden), accepted the $3,000 Muller Engineering James M. Condon Memorial Scholarship. Vincent Cremona, a mechanical engineering student at Colorado School of Mines (Golden), received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Colorado’s $2,500 Jack Bruce Memorial Scholarship, as well as a $1,000 ACEC Colorado Foundation scholarship. The $3,000 Marilen Reimer Advocacy and Public Policy Legacy Scholarship was awarded to Sara Raines, a chemical engineer on the Process Specialty Track with minors in Explosives Engineering and Public Affairs at Colorado School of Mines (Golden). Gabriella Lockey, an environmental engineering student at Colorado State University (Fort Collins), received the $3,000 Sandy Donnel Memorial Scholarship.

Two additional ACEC Colorado scholarships were also awarded. The first, in the amount of $2,500, was awarded to Gabrielle Dunn, civil engineering at the University of Colorado (Boulder); the second scholarship in the amount of $2,000 was bestowed to Cassandra Peterson, a civil engineer at the University of Colorado (Boulder).

“Aside from carrying heavy academic loads, these students are active in their universities’ chapters of professional organizations, provide community service, and have part-time jobs. Congratulations once again to all of our collegiate scholarship winners,” commented Jeff Kobriger, PE, president of ACEC Colorado Foundation and principal at HCDA Engineering (Colorado Springs, Colo.), during the awards presentation.

ACEC Colorado Foundation also provided a $500 scholarship to the Region 2 winner of the Colorado High School Bridge Building Contest in March 2023 to Katie Laughlin, a student at Canyon City High School, and will be eligible for an additional $1,500 upon entering a college engineering program. Finally, the Foundation also provided $2,500 to the ACE Mentor Program of Colorado, which will present that scholarship to a deserving high school student later this year.

ACEC Colorado Foundation funding is supported by individual and corporate contributions as well as proceeds from an annual golf tournament, which raised net proceeds of more than $24,000 to benefit foundation programs like these scholarships. The 2023 tournament is scheduled for Friday, July 28, at The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills (Westminster, Colo.).

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