ACEC New York awards $80,000 in scholarships to 24 New York engineering students

June 02, 2020 - Owners Developers & Managers

New York, NY Twenty-four engineering students attending colleges and universities in New York State will receive $80,000 collectively in scholarships from member firms and regions of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York). Individual awards range from $2,500 to $10,000 and are given based on the students’ cumulative grade-point average, college activities, work experience and essays. Five of this year’s winners were also alumni of the ACE Mentor Program, which pairs high school students with mentoring teams composed of industry professionals (many of whom work for member firms) to introduce them to careers in the design and construction industry.

Since the program’s launch in 2002, ACEC New York has awarded 325 scholarships totaling $915,500. The scholarship program was implemented to support up-and-coming engineers, thereby guaranteeing a strong future for the profession in New York State. The Scholarship Committee’s goal is to reach a total of $1 million in collective scholarships by 2021 in honor of ACEC New York’s centennial celebration.

Two students were honored with ACEC New York Award of Merit Scholarships, each in the amount of $10,000. The Award of Merit is given by ACEC New York to recognize agencies and authorities for outstanding achievements in service to New York communities. An Award of Merit Scholarship in recognition of the Engineering News Record was awarded to Nadia Itani, and an Award of Merit Scholarship in recognition of the Gateway Program was awarded to Robert Winton.

Following is a complete list of the 2020 scholarship winners:

  • ACEC New York Merit Scholarship in recognition of the Engineering News-Record - $10,000: Nadia Itani (Civil Engineering) | Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • ACEC New York Merit Scholarship in recognition of the Gateway Program - $10,000: Robert Winton (Environmental Engineering) | Columbia University, New York, NY
  • STV Group Scholarship - $5,000: Jeremy Capuder (Civil Engineering) | Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • WSP USA Scholarship - $5,000: Michaela Tangredi (Mechanical Engineering) | Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
  • ACEC New York Eastern Region Scholarship - $2,500: Henry Klee (Civil Engineering) | Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
  • ACEC New York Long Island Region Scholarship - $2,500: Grace Stackowitz* (Civil Engineering) | Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • ACEC New York Western Region Scholarship - $2,500: Rachel Foertech (Civil Engineering) | Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • AKF Group Scholarship - $2,500: Virginia Jiang (Chemical Engineering) | Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Dagher Engineering Scholarship - $2,500: Wasif Zaman (Mechanical Engineering) | City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Erich Arcement Creative Consulting Scholarship - $2,500: Konstantinos Konstantinidis (Civil Engineering) | Cooper Union, New York, NY
  • Hazen and Sawyer Scholarship - $2,500: Alyssa Hirani (Civil Engineering) | Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • HDR Scholarship - $2,500: Kerry Brosnan (Civil Engineering) | Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • Jaros, Baum & Bolles Scholarship - $2,500: Michele Chen* (Civil Engineering) | Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • Langan Scholarship, In Memory of Maria Isabel Ramirez (09-11-01) - $2,500: Meryl Winicov (Environmental Engineering) | Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Loring Consulting Engineers Scholarship - $2,500: Ching Laam (Candice) Yuen* (Civil Engineering) | Cooper Union, New York, NY
  • M-E Engineers Scholarship - $2,500: Daniel Celic* (Chemical Engineering) | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers Scholarship - $2,500: Anne Loeliger (Civil Engineering) | Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Pennoni Scholarship - $2,500: Natalia Dorogi (Engineering Technology) | Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Risk Strategies Scholarship - $2,500: Alec Tapia (Mechanical Engineering) | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Sam Schwartz Engineering Scholarship - $2,500: Robert Del Prete (Civil Engineering) | Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • Stantec Scholarship - $2,500: Danielle DeSimone (Civil Engineering) | Manhattan College, Bronx, NY
  • Syska Hennessy Group Scholarship - $2,500: Katrina Wong (Chemical Engineering) | Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Thornton Tomasetti Scholarship - $2,500: Lucas Grafals* (Civil Engineering) | Columbia University, New York, NY
  • VHB Scholarship - $2,500: Patrick Phillips (Engineering Technology) | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

*ACE Mentor of Greater New York alumnus

ACEC New York is a proactive coalition of nearly 300 firms representing every discipline of engineering related to the built environment—civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical—and affiliated companies. Our shared goals are to further the business interests of our membership, enhance the quality and safety of the environment we live and work in, and help ensure the vitality of our communities. For more information, visit www.acecny.org

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