The ACI Foundation’s 2021 Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

2021 fellowship and scholarship recipients
The ACI Foundation has recently announced the 2021 Fellowship and Scholarship recipients. Below is a comprehensive list of all the recipients.

The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 fellowship and scholarship recipients. The 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 ideas.

The Foundation serves the industry by establishing and distributing both fellowships and scholarships to high potential students in concrete-related graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

All fellowship recipients receive a $10,000 (USD) educational stipend (Falconer fellowship, however, receives $15K); paid travel expenses and also attendance fees to two ACI conventions. Additionally, they will receive assistance in finding an industry mentor. All scholarship recipients will also receive a $5,000 (USD) educational stipend.

The ACI Foundation is pleased to support students who will become the industry’s future designers, engineers, construction managers, and also contractors. Since the inception of the Foundation’s Fellowship program in 2008, the ACI Foundation has provided financial support, mentorship, and internship opportunities to nearly 220 students.

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

ACI Foundation Concrete Materials Fellowship
Erin Stewartson, University of Maryland – College Park

ACI Foundation Concrete Practitioner Fellowship
William Snitzer, Arizona State University

ACI Foundation Future Concrete Industry Leader
Luke Greenwood, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

ACI Foundation Middle East & North Africa Fellowship
Sarah Al Adgham, Balamand University

ACI Presidents’ Fellowship
Joseph Klatt, University of Notre Dame

Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship
Melissa McAlexander, Oregon State

Charles Pankow Foundation Student Fellowship
Mohamud Abdimuhsin, University Saint Thomas

Daniel W. Falconer Memorial Fellowship
Michael Morano, University of California – San Diego

Darrell F. Elliott Louisiana Fellowship
Walter Cevallos, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Don Marks Memorial Fellowship
Matthew Allen, University of Manitoba

Elmer Baker Fellowship
Nicholas Moorman, University of Cincinnati

Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship
Lauren Schissler, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

Tribute to the Founders Fellowship
Stephen Roswurm, University of Oklahoma

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

ACI Foundation Scholarship
Jessica Gonzalez, University of Texas – San Antonio

ACI Foundation Scholarship
Noran Shahin, University of Houston

Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship
Thomas Szewczyk, Lehigh University

Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship
Debadri Som, University of British Columbia – Vancouver

Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship
Laura Moore, Villanova University

Schwing America Scholarship
Faraf Shahrstan, Dalhousie University

Stewart C. Watson Memorial Scholarship
Ariel Aranda, New Jersey Institute of Technology

W. Gene Corley Scholarship
Andrew Young, University of Toronto

The online application process for the ACI Foundation’s 2022-2023 Fellowships and Scholarships will open on July 1, 2021 and then close on November 1, 2021. To find out more about the requirements of either a scholarship or fellowship, visit

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 both intentional and focused investments in people, research, and also technology. Additional information about each fellowship and scholarship is also available at

About The ACI Foundation

The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and also collaboration. Additionally, It is a  wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the entirety of the ACI Foundation also. Firstly, the Strategic Development Council which is committed 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, thirdly Scholarship Council which facilitates both student fellowships and scholarships.

The ACI Foundation’s proactive, forward-thinking, and collaborative focus offers those who are passionate about both their work and legacy an institution for contributing to the future through their expertise, experience, and donations as the organization identifies trends, opportunities, and needs, and takes an active role in supporting the next generation of leaders in the concrete industry.

The ACI Foundation has formal Memoranda of Agreements with six industry partners to provide collaborative opportunities for both funding and strategic initiatives. The seven partners have also established the Concrete Research Network to facilitate this cooperative effort.

About the American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination and also the adoption of its consensus-based standards. Likewise, they are leaders in technical resources, and educational, training and certification programs. The ACI was founded in 1904. It has its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. ACI also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE. Additionally, they have a resource center in Southern California.

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