Bethlehem, Pa. – March 28, 2012 - The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has awarded a $15,000 scholarship to Lisa Vienckowski, a student enrolled in the Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in structural engineering deemed by the department to have the potential to make an impact in the field professionally.
Ms. Vienckowski was selected for the scholarship based on academic excellence, interest in building design and a career goal to pursue structural engineering, according to Jennifer Gross, professor of practice and director of the Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering Program at Lehigh University.
The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation has a history of supporting and encouraging education in engineering and for the last three years has provided $15,000 scholarships to students enrolled in the Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering program at Lehigh University.
The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation funds fellowships, scholarships and internships for undergraduate students, and those planning to pursue graduate studies.
Since inception in 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships, grants and philanthropic project support.
In addition to Lehigh University, the Foundation has provided scholarships, grants and other support to Duke University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Polytechnic Institute at NYU, Cal-Poly and Columbia University, among others.
“Lisa has been an outstanding student in our program. Her keen interest in building design and structures made her a natural choice for this scholarship. Lehigh University’s Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering program is extremely grateful to the Thornton Tomasetti Foundation for their ongoing support.”
Jennifer Gross, Director of Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering Program, Lehigh University
“We are delighted to once again offer this scholarship to a gifted student in the Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering program at Lehigh University. Thornton Tomasetti scholarship recipients are tremendously driven and we are pleased that the scholarships help students continue their education and career goals, making a positive impact in their lives.”
Dan Cuoco, P.E., secretary, 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.