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New Scholarships Help Support Students Pursuing Engineering and Applied Science Majors


New scholarships totaling about $52,000 will be available to students in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science for this first time this year. These new scholarships are in addition to already-existing scholarship support for students in the college.

Date: 9/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Tom Curtis
Phone: (513) 556-1169

UC ingot   New scholarships totaling about $52,000 will be available to students in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science for this first time this year. These new scholarships are in addition to already-existing scholarship support for students in the college.

New scholarships available for the first time in the 2014-15 year are

Godown Family Graduate School Endowed Fellowship
Established in 2014 by alumnus Dean Godown (BSEE’59) and his wife, Laura, the Godown Family Graduate School Endowed Fellowship encourages and supports students to pursue an engineering graduate education at the University of Cincinnati.

Two students will receive one-time awards of $4,000 each from the Godown Family Graduate School Endowed Fellowship Fund this year:
  • Hailey Hemmer comes to Cincinnati to New York City after receiving her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Johns University, where she achieved a 3.64/4.0 GPA while also playing Division 1 Big East soccer throughout college. Hemmer looks forward to further developing her creativity and problem solving skills through her chemical engineering graduate studies at UC and would like to someday start her own business.
  • Jackie Fischer is interested in environmental engineering and believes clean water and air to be a basic right for all persons. Originally from Loveland, Ohio, Fischer received her undergraduate degree in environmental science at UC and looks forward to gaining the knowledge base and experience that will help her become a professional in her chosen field.

Philip B. Coup Scholarship Fund
The Philip B. Coup Scholarship was established by Philip B. Coup (BSEE’68) for CEAS students who participate in the co-op program. As a donor, Coup’s desire is that students will benefit from the fund just as he benefited as a student and that led to his successful career.

One student will receive $10,000 from the Philip B. Coup Scholarship Fund this year:
  • Troy Brinkman graduated from Shawnee Senior High School in Lima, Ohio, where he was an honor student and homecoming king. Brinkman will study mechanical engineering at CEAS and enjoys baseball, tennis and soccer.

Mel Hensey Leadership Scholarship Fund

The Mel Hensey Leadership Scholarship Fund was established by friends and family in memory of Mel Hensey (BSCE’57, MSCE’68). The scholarship was established to support and develop the leadership skills of civil engineering students in their senior year as they prepare to enter the business world.  Hensey assisted the civil engineering program on many levels, including strategic planning, leadership mentoring and guest lecturing.

One student will receive $2,500 from the Mel Hensey Leadership Scholarship Fund this year:
  • Eleanor Peacock is a senior in civil engineering from Madeira, Ohio.
John R. Carter Scholarship Fund
The John R. Carter Scholarship Fund was established in John’s memory by his twin brother, Don C. Carter. Both brothers are College of Engineering graduates: John (BSEE’74) and Don (BSChE’74). The scholarship was established to support students pursuing a degree in electrical engineering and may be awarded to sophomore through doctoral level students who have demonstrated financial need.

One student will receive $2,000 from the John R. Scholarship Fund this year:
  • Desiree A. Sanchez is a senior majoring in electrical engineering and a University Honors Scholar. She is also enrolled in the ACCEND (Accelerated Engineering Degree) program pursuing both the undergraduate and graduate degrees simultaneously. Sanchez recently served as a teaching assistant at Chongqing University through the Joint Co-op Institute (JCI).

FIRST® Robotics Scholarships

This fall, the UC President’s Office and CEAS are awarding $32,000 in 16 one-time $2,000 FIRST® Robotics Scholarships to entering freshmen who participated in FIRST® Robotics. (FIRST® is an acronym “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”) Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, FIRST® Robotics was founded in 1989 as a not-for-profit public charity to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) is an exciting program that organizes teams, sponsors, colleges and technical professionals with high school students to develop their solutions to a prescribed engineering challenge in a competitive game environment.
  • CEAS students receiving  FIRST® Robotics Scholarships are: Kedar Balakrishna, Neil Bechmann, Adam KeetonNicholas Kelble, McKenzie Kinzbach, Henry Kirk, Nicholas Kneidel, Reeve Lambert, Logan Mann, Nicholas McManis, Hayden Morgan, Jacob Mueller, Connor Robinette, Eric Schaefer, Emily Strochinsky and Russell Wilder.