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2016 – 2017 ACI Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients Announced

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2016 – 2017 ACI Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients Announced

Farmington Hills, Mich. (May 31, 2016) –The ACI Foundation, the non-profit subsidiary of American Concrete Institute that facilitates industry research, collaboration, student fellowships and scholarships, is pleased to announce the 17 recipients of the 2016-2017 fellowships and scholarships.

ACI Foundation Fellowships are offered for both undergraduate and graduate students studying at accredited American and Canadian universities and must be nominated by an ACI member faculty. Fellowship recipients receive an industry mentor, expenses paid trips to three ACI Conventions, often an optional internship, recognition on ACI Foundation’s website, and Concrete International all on top of receiving an academic stipend.

The 2016-2017 Fellowship recipients are:

ACI Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship
Lateef Assi, University of South Carolina

ACI Charles Pankow Student Fellowship
Iman Mehdipour, Missouri S&T

ACI Darrell Elliott Louisiana Fellowship
Rebecca Nylen, Auburn University

ACI Elmer Baker Fellowship
Bjorn Vors, University of Saskatchewan

ACI Presidents' Fellowship
Aishwarya Puranam, Purdue University

ACI Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship
Megan Voss, Valparaiso University

ACI Richard N. White Student Fellowship
Yadira Porras, Kansas State University

ACI Tribute to the Founders Fellowship
Stephanie Wood, University of Alabama

ACI Foundation Scholarships are offered for both undergraduate and graduate students and are offered to students worldwide. The 2016-2017 Scholarship recipients are:

ACI Scholarship (Two Scholarships Awarded)
Amir Rezaeivahdati, University of Saskatchewan
Disan Katumba, New Jersey Institute of Technology

ACI Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship
Junko Yamamato, Harvard Graduate School of Design

ACI Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship
Shuveksha Tuladhar, University of Texas at Arlington

ACI Kumar Mehta Scholarship
Viet Le, University of Massachusetts

ACI Schwing America Scholarship
Bruno Fong-Martinez, University of Texas at Austin

ACI Stewart C. Watson Memorial Scholarship
Robert Devine, University of Notre Dame

ACI W. Gene Corley Memorial Scholarship
Michael Brandes, University of Notre Dame

Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship
Cole Pilgram, Texas State University

“The real success of ACI Foundation’s fellowships and scholarships is not the tuition they pay, but the careers they cultivate within the industry,” stated Debby Orsak, Chair, ACI Foundation Scholarship Council. “These awards bring students, industry, and ACI together, providing a vehicle for all three to advance.”

Applications for the ACI Foundation 2017-2018 fellowships and scholarships will open this July. More information about the ACI Foundation can be found by visiting its website: www.ACIFoundation.org.



About the ACI Foundation – Founded in 1989, the ACI Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by the American Concrete Institute to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry by supporting research and scholarships while also serving as an independent resource to provide thought leadership and strategic direction for the concrete industry. The Scholarship Council, Strategic Development Council, and Concrete Research Council are all councils of the ACI Foundation.  

For more information, please contact:

Cameron Innis
Marketing Coordinator

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