ACEC Colorado Scholarship & Education Foundation Awards 11 Students Pursuing Engineering Careers
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado Scholarship & Education Foundation (ACEC Colorado Foundation) recently awarded $28,500 in college scholarships to nine students in Colorado and an additional $4,500 to two high school students pursuing education in engineering,
The 2019 scholarships 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. Kyle Beller, a civil engineering student at Colorado School of Mines (Golden), received the $6,000 Leonard Rice Memorial Scholarship. Celeste Carmignani, acivil engineering student at Colorado School of Mines, received the $5,000 William Russell Stoneman Scholarship. Erin Nebel, a civil engineering student at University of Colorado (Boulder) was awarded the $4,000 Fu Hua Chen Scholarship. Theresa O’Donnell-Sloan, a civil engineering student at Colorado State University (Fort Collins), accepted the Muller Engineering James M. Condon Memorial Scholarship. Benjamin Butler, an electrical engineering student at Colorado School of Mines, received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Colorado’s $2,500 Jack Bruce Memorial Scholarship. The $2,000 Sandy Donnel Memorial Scholarship was awarded to civil engineering student Daniel Sanchez of Colorado State University.
ACEC Colorado scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each were awarded to Nicole Bourdon, a petroleum engineering student at Colorado School of Mines; Katrina Lidgard, an electrical engineering student at Colorado School of Mines; and Andrew Volt, a civil engineering student at Colorado State University.
ACEC Colorado Foundation also provides educational support to organizations that promote math and science to high school students by awarding $2,500 to the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program and $2,000 to Colorado’s annual High School Bridge Building Contest, which is sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation, the National Society of Professional Engineers of Colorado, and ACEC Colorado.
The scholarship recipients were selected by a committee of ACEC Colorado Foundation volunteers including Jeff Kobriger, PE (HCDA Engineering); Les Botham, PE (retired from Leonard Rice Engineers); Steve Hibbeler, PE (Muller Engineering); Dixie Shear, PE, (member of APWA Colorado); Bryant Walters, PE (Collins Engineers); and Sarah Zarzecki, PE (Stanley Consultants).