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ACI Foundation Student Fellowships and Scholarships Awarded

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (June 25, 2014) – The ACI Foundation, a wholly-owned and non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), has awarded seven Student Fellowships and eight Graduate Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship and the W. Gene Corley Memorial Scholarship were awarded for the first time.

ACI Foundation Student Fellowships

ACI Foundation Student Fellowships are offered to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, construction management, and other appropriate programs who are nominated by ACI member faculty. During the academic year, each student will receive a $7,000 ($10,000 for the ACI Charles Pankow Foundation Student Fellowship) educational stipend for tuition, residence, books, and materials; appropriate certificates, recognition, and publicity; paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions; assignment to an industry mentor; and an optional summer internship.

The recipients include:

Baker Student Fellowship
Daniella Remolina – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Sydney Dickson – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

BASF Construction Chemicals Student Fellowship
Aura Lee Harper-Smith – Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Charles Pankow Foundation Student Fellowship
Marc Hansen – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Presidents’ Fellowship
Anahid Behrouzi – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Richard N. White Student Fellowship
David Amorim – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship
Eric Fletcher – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

ACI Foundation Graduate Scholarships
Funded primarily through donations, these scholarships are offered to high-potential, full-time first- or second-year (after bachelor’s degree) graduate students. During the academic year, each student will receive a $3,000  ($5,000 for the Steward C. Watson Memorial Scholarship) educational stipend for tuition, residence, books, and materials and appropriate certificates, recognition, and publicity. Recipients of the 2014-2015 ACI Foundation Graduate Scholarships are:

Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship
Owen Killeen – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship
Maria Martinez – Stanford University, Stanford, CA

ACI Scholarship
Jenna Kim – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Andrew Richard – University of California, Berkeley, CA

Schwing America Scholarship
Justin Montgomery – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC

Stewart C. Watson Memorial Scholarship
Michelle Campbell – University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

W. Gene Corley Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Bernica – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Kumar Mehta Scholarship
Iani Batilov – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The ACI Foundation Student Fellowships and Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships Program for the 2015-2016 academic year is now open. More information, including application requirements, instructions, tips for student applicants, and information for educators can be found at www.scholarshipcouncil.org.  To learn more about the ACI Foundation and its councils, visit www.ACIFoundation.org.

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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.  

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