Mary Vavruska CE’22 Awarded Two Scholarships

POSTED ON: June 21, 2021

Mary Vavruska CE'22

Mary Vavruska CE'22

Senior civil engineering student, Mary Vavruska, was awarded two scholarships - $6,500 from The Moles Charitable Fund, Inc. and $2,500 from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY).

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.

The ACEC NY scholarship is offered to students studying engineering at a college or university in New York state. The ACEC NY Scholarship is intended to promote the engineering profession to the next generation, award outstanding engineering students, and help New York retain promising young talent. Recipients are picked based on a combination of their grades, resume, and interest in pursuing a career in consulting engineering. 

“Receiving the ACEC NY and The Moles scholarships is such an honor. These scholarships are not just helping me pursue my education, but give me the opportunity to reflect on my love of civil engineering, New York City, and its unparalleled infrastructure. I wholeheartedly would like to thank the ACEC of NY, The Moles, and all my professors who made this possible, especially Professor Guido and Professor Tzavelis.” – Mary Vavruska

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.