The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 ACI Fellowship and Scholarship recipients. The ACI Foundation is a non-profit subsidiary of ACI that promotes progress, innovation, and also collaboration in the concrete industry through strategic investments in research, scholarship, and also ideas.
All fellowship recipients receive between a $10,000 – $15,000 US educational stipend. they also receive paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions. Additionally, they get assistance in finding an industry mentor. All Scholarship recipients also receive a $5,000 educational stipend.
The ACI Foundation strongly supports students joining the field of concrete – future designers, engineers, construction managers, and contractors – and has provided financial support, and mentorship and internship opportunities in the concrete industry to 175 students in the last decade.
2020-2021 Fellowship Recipients:
ACI Foundation Concrete Materials Fellowship: Madeleine Murphree, University of Florida
Middle East Fellowship: Siham Al Shanti, United Arab Emirates University
ACI Presidents’ Fellowship: Laura Hernandez-Bassal, University of California, Davis
Baker Student Fellowship: Maya Cottongim, Northwestern University
Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship: Jessica Thangjitham, North Carolina State University
Charles Pankow Foundation Student Fellowship: Andrew Witte, Valparaiso University
Daniel W. Falconer Memorial Fellowship: Zachary Coleman, Auburn University
Darrell F. Elliott Louisiana Fellowship: Matthew Upshaw, Louisiana State University
Don Marks Memorial Fellowship: David Orense, University of Florida
Elmer Baker Fellowship: Samuel Carper, University of Cincinnati
Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship: Peyton Bailey, University of Louisiana Lafayette
Tribute to the Founders Fellowship: Nicholas Slavin, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients:
ACI Scholarship: Zachary Haney, Illinois Institute of Technology
ACI Scholarship: Joseph O’campo, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship: Erinn McArtor, Oklahoma State University
Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship: Daniel Ibarra Davila, Instituto Technologico y de Estusdios Superiores De Monterrey (ITESM) – Mexico
Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship: Benjamin Steger, University of Missouri – Columbia
Schwing America Scholarship: Daniel Peabody, Middle Tennessee State University
Stewart C. Watson Memorial Scholarship: Michael Choma, Cleveland State University
W. Gene Corley Scholarship: Thomas Vachon, University of Saskatchewan
The online application process for the ACI Foundation’s 2021-2022 Fellowships and Scholarships will also open on July 1st, 2020. You can also find out more information about it online.
Scholarship and Fellowship availability
ACI Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship awards are made possible because of generous contributions by donors from the concrete community. Together, both the Foundation and its supporters are strengthening the concrete industry by encouraging students to a professional career in the field of concrete. The ACI Foundation is leading the way to ensure a sustainable, successful future of the concrete industry by intentional and focused investments in people, research and also technology. More information about each fellowship and scholarship is also available at acifoundation.org.
About The ACI Foundation
The ACI Foundation began in 1989. Its goal is to promote progress, innovation, and also collaboration. It is wholly owned and also operates as a non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation. Firstly, the Strategic Development Council. This council commits itself to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry. Secondly, the Concrete Research Council, which both funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies. And lastly, the Scholarship Council which facilitates both student fellowships and scholarships.