College of Engineering Announces New ScholarshipsBy Pete Brown - January 27, 2009, 5:02 pm
The UA College of Engineering has announced several new scholarships, including the Thomas W. Peterson Scholarship, which was established by friends and family of Tom Peterson, dean of the UA College of Engineering from 1998 to 2008, and current head of the engineering directorate at the National Science Foundation. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in the College and serve as student ambassadors.
August V. Hardt Scholarship
August V. Hardt was a longtime supporter of UA. He graduated from UA in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and his family and friends established this scholarship. Hardt was born and grew up in Globe, Ariz., and lived all his life in Arizona. After graduating, he joined the State Highway Department, which would later become the Arizona Department of Transportation, as engineer-in-training. He worked there for more than 33 years until he retired 1996, when he was state operations engineer.
S. Jack McDuff Scholarship
Jack McDuff graduated from UA in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering. He is a longtime supporter of the UA and is highly active in several UA organizations, including the College of Engineering’s da Vinci Circle board, the UA Alumni Association, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. The S. Jack McDuff Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding engineering senior who demonstrates excellence in scholarship, character and promise. Eligible students may be enrolled in any engineering discipline except chemical engineering, geological engineering, materials science engineering and mining engineering, which are represented by the Thomas G. Chapman Scholarship and Fellowship.
John Tipton Scholarship in Engineering
The John Tipton Scholarship in Engineering has been established to support or recruit outstanding students. To be eligible, students must be undergraduates enrolled in the College of Engineering who are U.S. citizens maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Incoming freshmen are eligible to compete for the award if they have a minimum 3.4 GPA from their high schools. Candidates must qualify as need-based students according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program standards. At the discretion of the College, one scholarship may be offered to recruit an outstanding scholar even if there is not financial need. A College of Engineering scholarship committee will select recipients.