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AISC Education Foundation Awards $161,000 in Scholarships

Parul Dubey on October 2, 2020 - in Awards, News, People

HICAGO – The AISC Education Foundation and its industry partners will award $161,000 to students in architecture, engineering, and construction fields for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The scholarships will support 37 college juniors, seniors, and masters’-level graduate students studying civil engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, construction management, and architecture at schools in the United States.

“We received applications from so many outstanding students who have achieved so much during their academic careers so far and show so much promise for how much they can achieve for themselves and the steel industry in the future,” said AISC Director of Education Christina Harber, SE, PE. “It is vital that we support these highly-motivated students who have a passion for steel.”

There is a lot of need for emergency scholarships right now–many students are unable to continue their studies without additional funding. In fact, 20% of students informed that there might be additional emergency aid available from the AISC Education Foundation submitted requests within the first 24 hours.

The Foundation is trying to raise funds to help 30 additional students just like these winners stay in school during the current economic crisis. We’re asking people who are in a position to contribute to help us offer urgent relief to students as other funding sources dry up. The 30×30 Challenge ends October 22.

And now, without further ado, the 2020-2021 scholarship winners are:

AISC Education Foundation Scholarships

  • Tayoshe Aluko, Johns Hopkins University
  • Madison Baechle, University of Dayton
  • Cecile Baeza, University of Michigan
  • Kaley Collins, University of Arkansas
  • Stephanie Cote, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Rebecca Dempewolf, Oklahoma State University
  • Evelyn Ehgotz, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Charlotte Guyer, Oklahoma State University
  • Mary Juno, University of Kansas
  • Amanda Kalab, Washington State University
  • Steven Klepac, University of South Alabama
  • Elizabeth Laughlin .Clarkson University
  • Awoenam Mauna-Woanya, Stanford University
  • Jenika McClay, San Francisco State University
  • Amanda McMurray, Montana State University
  • Laurie Metzler, Virginia Tech.
  • Cooper Morris, The University of Memphis
  • Seng Tong Ngann, Purdue University
  • Nicholas Riesterer, University of Michigan
  • Laura Rojas, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Trinity Schaefer, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Niyam Shah, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Bayley St. Jacques, Northeastern University
  • Drake Taxon, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Natasha Vipond, Virginia Tech.
  • Zoe Zhang, Georgia Tech.

AISC/Associated Steel Erectors of Chicago Scholarships

  • Jay Avitia, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jacob Behnke, Illinois Institute of Tech.
  • Andrew Conwell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Zachary Haney, Illinois Institute of Tech.
  • Derek Miller, Trine University
  • Quinten Prieur, Trine University
  • Nathan Self, Valparaiso University
  • Cosette Thompson, Illinois Institute of Tech.

AISC/Rocky Mountain Steel Construction Association Scholarships

  • Danielle Barrett, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Chris Okamoto, Colorado School of Mines

AISC/Southern Association of Steel Fabricators Scholarships

  • Stephen Klepac, University of South Alabama
  • Zoe Zhang, Georgia Tech.

AISC/Ohio Structural Steel Association Scholarship

  • Elizabeth Mosier, University of Cincinnati


For more about the AISC Education Foundation and its scholarship programs, please visit aisc.org/scholarships


About the American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.

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