Civil Engineering students earn Scottish Rite scholarship
Two Louisiana Tech Civil Engineering students have earned the 2019 D. Walter Jessen, Sr. Civil Engineering Scholarship from the Louisiana Scottish Rite Foundation. Anna Katya Opel and Benjamin Robins earned the award for outstanding academic performance and extracurricular leadership in civil engineering.
Robins says that he is thankful for the award. “With so many outstanding civil engineering students at Tech, it is an honor to be chosen by the Louisiana Scottish Rite Foundation to receive this scholarship. It will allow me to devote more time to my studies and become a better civil engineer in my future career.”
“Scholarships like this are critical to our students,” Dr. Heath Tims, associate dean of undergraduate studies for the College of Engineering and Science, said. “They not only honor the students, but they additionally allow students to focus on their academics instead of having to focus on financial issues.”
The D. Walter Jessen, Sr. Scholarship is awarded annually to rising junior or senior students enrolled in accredited Civil Engineering curricula at Louisiana colleges or universities and who are in the upper half of their classes, have demonstrated leadership capabilities in college and campus activities and show potential to become motivated, innovative, well-rounded and successful professional engineers.