Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Endowment Awards Eli W. Cohen Scholarship to Civil Engineering Student at University of Illinois

New York, NY – April 2, 2012 - The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation endowment to the University of Illinois Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering awarded its fourth Eli W. Cohen Scholarship recently to Hong Kim, a UI civil engineering major with a focus on structural engineering.

The $25,000 Thornton Tomasetti Foundation - Eli W. Cohen Endowment was established in 2008 in memory of the structural engineering pioneer who helped shape the Chicago skyline. The long-time Thornton Tomasetti principal passed away in May 2007 at the age of 80.

The $1,500 scholarship will be presented to Mr. Kim at the 2012 Civil and Environmental Awards Convocation Luncheon, Saturday, April 14 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, Ill.

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About The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization established in February 2008, has two primary missions including funding fellowships, scholarships and internships for undergraduate students, and those planning to pursue graduate studies in building engineering, design or technology and providing financial support for individuals and organizations pursuing philanthropic activities related to building engineering, design or technology. Key elements of the program are college scholarships, traveling internships, and grants to, and partnerships with nonprofit organizations.


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