Rockford grad awarded engineering scholarship

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Ian Neerken of Rockford is among the 2011 recipients of the James Frisbie Civil Engineering Scholarship. He will receive $1,000 to assist with his studies.

Neerken is a third-year engineering student at Michigan State University. He is also majoring in civil engineering. He has been the ASCE Student Engineering Council (SEC) student chapter representative since September 2008.

The James Frisbie Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund was established in January 2010 by the US-131 Area Development Association in honor of James Frisbie. The scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to students studying in the field of civil engineering.

To be eligible for this scholarship award, a student must be a currently enrolled full-time sophomore, junior or senior civil engineering student in an accredited civil engineering program; have a GPA of at least 3.0; must have graduated from a Michigan high school located in a county along the US-131 corridor (St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Allegan, Kent, Montcalm, Mecosta, Osceola, Wexford, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Antrim, Charlevoix, or Emmet); and be a member of an ABET-accredited civil and/or environmental engineering program and be in good standing at the time of application and award. The scholarship may be awarded only to a student who will employ it to continue his/her formal undergraduate education at a recognized ABET-accredited educational institution.

For specific information about this scholarship program, visit www.cadillacfoundation.org.

 

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