The College of Engineering recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to students enrolled in machining-based programs scholarships through The Gene Haas Foundation.
The scholarships—spearheaded by Berk Ayranci, Instructor in Civil and Environmental Engineering—are aimed at helping to offset the costs of attending CNC machining classes. The full $12,500 award was presented to the College of Engineering by Phillips Corporation in Bensalem.
"We're thrilled to connect this type of generous support to these deserving students," said Avanti Johnson, Director of Research and Grants Administration for the College of Engineering. "We hope to see more opportunities like this in the future."
Founded by Gene Haas in 1999, the foundation has awarded more than $50 million to charities and educational institutions. It provides scholarship funds to community colleges and vocational schools for students entering technical training programs, especially machinist-based certificate and degree programs as well as supports youth programs that inspire young people to consider manufacturing careers.
Congratulations to the student awardees:
Kyle Appel (ME)
Stephen Doroba (ME)
William Luong (ET)
Ihor Omelyanskyy (ET)
Chris Otto (ET)
Eden Schiller (ET)
Andrew Seiverling (ET)
Aaron Snyder (ME)
Charles Solomon (ET)
Emma Mae Veloso (EE)