The Upper Peninsula Road Builders’ (UPRB) Scholarship Fund Committee has announced the recipients of scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Scholarships are provided annually to students demonstrating the dedication and desire to complete their studies and receive a degree in Civil Engineering or Surveying Engineering from Michigan Technological University.
These scholarships are presented to undergraduate survey students who are in their second to fifth year of study and enrolled at Michigan Tech in the bachelor’s degree program for Civil Engineering or Surveying Engineering. Michigan Tech scholarship recipients are Ethan Richmond (Eben Junction) and Mark Jakubik (Whittemore).
“This year the scholarship committee received thirty applications and is able to provide 12 scholarships,” UPRB Scholarship Fund President Kevin Harju said. “We are excited to see so many bright and talented young people seeking a career in civil engineering and are honored to support their educational development.”
Since 1956, the Upper Peninsula Road Builders’ Memorial Scholarship Fund has encouraged men and women to study civil and environmental engineering, acquiring the tools necessary to pursue careers in Michigan’s construction industry and beyond. Unlike most undergraduate scholarship programs that support students in a four year course of study, the UPRB scholarships are intended to support fifth year civil engineering students who often do not qualify for scholarship aid to finish their studies.
“The young people receiving scholarships exemplify the work ethic and commitment of students at Michigan Tech in pursuit of their education and goals,” Harju said. “We congratulate them on their scholarship.”
The Upper Peninsula Road Builders’ Scholarship Fund is funded by private donations from the men and women who work in Michigan’s road building industry. Those wishing to help the fund sponsor future scholarships are encouraged to send contributions to the Upper Peninsula Road Builders’ Memorial Scholarship Fund, Box 239, Hancock, MI 49930.