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The ACI Foundation’s 2021-2022 Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

Parul Dubey on April 16, 2021 - in News, People

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 fellowship and scholarship recipients. The ACI Foundation is a non-profit subsidiary of ACI that promotes progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry through strategic investments in research, scholarship, and ideas. 

All Fellowship recipients receive a $10,000 (USD) educational stipend (Falconer fellowship receives $15K); paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions; and assistance in finding an industry mentor. All Scholarship recipients receive a $5,000 (USD) educational stipend.

The ACI Foundation is pleased to support students who will become the industry’s future designers, engineers, construction managers, and contractors.  Since the inception of the Foundation’s Fellowship program in 2008, the ACI Foundation has provided financial support, mentorship, and internship opportunities to nearly 220 students. 


2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients


ACI Foundation Concrete Materials Fellowship:
Erin Stewartson, University of Maryland – College Park

ACI Foundation Concrete Practitioner Fellowship:
William Snitzer, Arizona State University

ACI Foundation Future Concrete Industry Leader:
Luke Greenwood, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

ACI Foundation Middle East & North Africa Fellowship:
Sarah Al Adgham, Balamand University

ACI Presidents’ Fellowship:
Joseph Klatt, University of Notre Dame

Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship:
Melissa McAlexander, Oregon State

Charles Pankow Foundation Student Fellowship:
Mohamud Abdimuhsin, University Saint Thomas

Daniel W. Falconer Memorial Fellowship:
Michael Morano, University of California – San Diego

Darrell F. Elliott Louisiana Fellowship:
Walter Cevallos, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Don Marks Memorial Fellowship:
Matthew Allen, University of Manitoba

Elmer Baker Fellowship:
Nicholas Moorman, University of Cincinnati

Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship: 
Lauren Schissler, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

Tribute to the Founders Fellowship:
Stephen Roswurm, University of Oklahoma

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients


ACI Foundation Scholarship:
Jessica Gonzalez, University of Texas – San Antonio

ACI Foundation Scholarship:
Noran Shahin, University of Houston

Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship:
Thomas Szewczyk, Lehigh University

Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship:
Debadri Som, University of British Columbia – Vancouver

Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship:
Laura Moore, Villanova University

Schwing America Scholarship:
Faraf Shahrstan, Dalhousie University

Stewart C. Watson Memorial Scholarship:
Ariel Aranda, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  1. Gene Corley Scholarship:
    Andrew Young, University of Toronto

The online application process for the ACI Foundation’s 2022-2023 Fellowships and Scholarships will open on July 1, 2021 and close on November 1, 2021.

ACI Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship awards are made possible through generous contributions by donors from the concrete community. Together, the Foundation and its supporters are strengthening the concrete industry by encouraging students to a professional career in the field of concrete. The ACI Foundation is leading the way to ensure a sustainable, successful future of the concrete industry by intentional and focused investments in people, research, and technology.  Additional information about each fellowship and scholarship is available at acifoundation.org.



The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation; the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.


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