Oct. 13, 2023

College of Engineering celebrates scholarship recipients, donors


The NDSU College of Engineering recently held its sixth annual Scholarship and Awards Reception. The event was a celebration of student scholarship recipients, scholarship donors and faculty and staff award winners.

Preparing highly-skilled, career-ready engineers, computer scientists and construction managers is central to NDSU’s land-grant mission. Also, part of that mission is a dedication to providing affordable access to a world-class education through a variety of need-based and merit-based awards that help pay for tuition and other costs.

Thanks to generous gifts from donors, the College of Engineering was able to award students more than $2.5 million in 2023. Scholarship money not only helps cover the cost of college, it allows students more time to enhance their NDSU experience.

“My internship at 701x has helped me strengthen my electrical engineering skills and knowledge. They allow me to work part time during the school year, which is very helpful, but I still could not afford to pay for schooling without financial assistance. Scholarships ensure that I do not have to worry about how many hours I am getting each week, so that I can focus on my academics and other clubs and organizations while maintaining a good work/life/school balance,” said Michaela Dockter, an electrical engineering senior and scholarship recipient from Fargo. “My internship and co-op experiences have been the perfect complement to my classroom education and have given me confidence that I will be well-prepared to enter the workforce when I graduate.”

Scholarships are awarded to incoming and current students. The winners are selected by the office of admissions and college or department scholarship committees based on criteria established by donors for each scholarship.

“We’re proud of our history that dates back to the founding of NDSU, proud to be the largest contributor to the engineering and computer science workforce in North Dakota and proud of the achievements of our students,” said Alan Kallmeyer, interim dean of the College of Engineering. “Of NDSU’s more than 100,000 living alumni, more than 20,000 hold a degree from the College of Engineering and we’re very proud so many of those alumni shoes to give back to the college in the form of scholarships.”

Information about scholarships for current and incoming students, along with suggestions and resources which may aid in the scholarship search and application process can be found online.

The 2023 College of Engineering Award winners also were recognized at the event. They included:

Excellence in Teaching Award – Ying Huang
Early Career Teaching Award – Ewumbua Monono
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year – Ismat Ara

Excellence in Research Award – Jordi Estevadeordal
Early Career Research Award – Rex Sun
Graduate Research Assistant of the Year – Yangchao Liao

Outstanding Staff Award Paraprofessional – Jacalyn Benson
Outstanding Staff Award Professional – Kyle Bosch

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