Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

Lehigh University Engineering Graduate Student Receives Scholarship from Thornton Tomasetti Foundation

(Bethlehem, Pa. – October 10, 2012) – The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has presented a $5,000 scholarship to Jose Hernandez, a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

The mission of the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is to fund fellowships, scholarships and internships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in building engineering, design or technology, as well as providing financial support for individuals and organizations pursuing philanthropic activities in those fields. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships, grants and project support.


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“Jose is a most impressive student and it is a pleasure to have him in the program. He is a tremendously driven individual who has overcome many obstacles to get to where he is today. Lehigh University is extremely grateful to the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation for their continued support of our future engineers.”

Jennifer H. Gross, P.E., Director of M. Eng in Structural Engineering Program, Lehigh University


“The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation is delighted to offer Mr. Hernandez this scholarship to pursue his dreams of becoming an engineer. His enthusiasm for building design and structures made him a natural choice for this scholarship. We are pleased to help students meet their educational goals as they work towards their life path.”

Dan Cuoco, P.E., secretary, Thornton Tomasetti Foundation


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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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Great Ink Communications - 212-741-2977
Eric Gerard, egerard@greatink.com
Lindsay Church, lindsay@greatink.com

Thornton Tomasetti - 917-661-7800
James M. Kent, JKent@ThorntonTomasetti.com

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