A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Undergraduate Scholarships Continue a Tradition of Support

Jeff Beers, David M. Ver Hagen scholarship recipient, with Jan Ver Hagen

Jan Ver Hagen presents the David M. Ver Hagen Scholarship to ME Senior Jeff Beers, who is from Superior, WI. (32K JPG)

On September 21, 2000, 80 ME undergraduate students received scholarships that will make their college careers easier — at least financially. Fifty-one sponsors ranging from corporations to interested individuals funded scholarships for students who met high academic criteria. Some of the awards were made in memory of a loved one; others are given to students with interest in a specific area. Many are given every year by generous donors who just want to encourage a new generation of engineers.

Two scholarships were new this year: the John S. Nelson Scholarship and the Hugh N. Powell Scholarship. John S. Nelson received his MS degree from the department in 1976 and is now president of Affiliated Engineers, Inc., in Madison. The Powell Scholarship is in memory of Emeritus Professor Powell who retired in 1989; he died last summer.

The total value of all the scholarships was $184,000.

ME Newsletter is a periodic publication of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Correspondence should be sent to the address below.

ME Newsletter
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572

      Editor: Gail Gawenda

Designer: Lynda Litzkow

Last Modified: Thursday, 19-Apr-2001 16:09:45 CDT

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