Civil Engineering Students Receive 2022 Moles Scholarship

POSTED ON: June 21, 2022

Left: Lionel Gilliar-Schoenenberger. RIght: Qasim Akhlaq

Left: Lionel Gilliar-Schoenenberger. RIght: Qasim Akhlaq 

Senior civil engineering students, Qasim Akhlaq and Lionel Gilliar-Schoenenberger, were both awarded a $6,500 scholarship from The Moles Charitable Fund, Inc

The Moles’ scholarship funds are presented annually to academically qualified and deserving students at participating colleges and universities. Recipients are selected by the Dean and faculty representative from their respective Engineering School. The Cooper Union’s faculty representative is Vito A. Guido, Professor and George Fox Chair of Civil Engineering.

"With humility and great appreciation, I thank the Moles for their generous support to venture further into the world of heavy civil and engineering." – Lionel Gilliar-Schoenenberger

“I am honored to be selected as a recipient of The Moles scholarship! I’d like to sincerely thank The Moles Charitable Fund for their support towards the next generation of Civil Engineers." – Qasim Akhlaq

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