Three metallurgical engineering students at UMR received scholarships at the Foundry Educational Foundation College Industry Conference Nov. 13-15 in Chicago.
Each received a $1,500 scholarship based on membership in the American Foundry Society, selection as a conference student delegate and letters of recommendation from faculty and industry.
Barbara Monroe-Allyn of Crystal Lake, Ill., a senior, received the Robert Reeseman Memorial Scholarship Award; Brandon Kruse of Webster Grove, Mo., a junior, received the Burleigh Jacobs Scholarship Award; and Nicholaus Wheeler of Willard, Mo., a senior, received the Robert V. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Award.
"The scholarship selection committee indicated that the students were all rated in the top six among the 120 applicants," says Dr. Ronald Kohser, chair and professor of metallurgical engineering at UMR.
These scholarships are in addition to the $18,900 on-campus awards that UMR received this year from the Foundry Education Foundation (FEF).
The FEF is the cast metals industry’s educational program at the college level. It includes four-year technology schools as well as traditional engineering colleges and graduate schools and spans higher education from production supervision to specialized research.