Students Receive ACEC 2019 Scholarships

POSTED ON: April 1, 2019

Right to Left: Aaron Fink (CE'20), QiTong Han (CE'20), Jeahoung Hong (CE'20).

Right to Left: Aaron Fink (CE'20), QiTong Han (CE'20), Jeahoung Hong (CE'20).

Three undergraduate Civil Engineering students, Aaron Fink CE'20, Jeahoung Hong CE'20, and QiTong Han CE'20, along with an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student, Aidan Smolar ME'20 received scholarships from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). ACEC is the oldest and largest business association of engineering companies.

Aaron, Jeahoung, and QiTong were awarded the New York Metro Area Scholarships. More specifically, Aaron was awarded the WSP USA Scholarship, Jeahoung was awarded the Erich Arcement Creative Consulting Scholarship, and QiTong was awarded the Stantec Scholarship. They will be presented their scholarships at a Metro Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Aidan Smolar was awarded the Jaros, Baum & Bolles Scholarship as a ACE Mentor Graduate. He will receive his scholarship at the ACE Mentor Annual Meeting in NYC on June 5, 2019.

The complete list of ACEC scholarship recipients can be found here.

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