Our scholarship program expands access to careers and education in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, which is vital as we work to diversify our talent pool and create a more equitable future. We are excited to announce the 2023 winners of Mead & Hunt’s external scholarship program.
Eligible students submitted applications, transcripts, letters of references, and essays to compete in our program. These scholarships fall into three categories:
- Current college students studying in an AEC field
- High school seniors who are ethnic minorities planning to study an AEC major in college
- Non-traditional or returning students planning to study an AEC major (new category for 2023)
Meet our 2023 Scholarship Recipients
We are pleased to announce the five Mead & Hunt External $2,500 scholarship winners this year!
Enrique Ramirez plans to attend Milwaukee School of Engineering to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Inspired by his dad who experienced many atrocities when crossing the border many years ago, Enrique wants to become an Environmental Engineer and partner with the Mexican and United States government to improve conditions for migrants at the border.
James Pryor is currently studying Civil Engineering at Horry Georgetown Technical College. James is excited to graduate, become a Professional Engineer, and work as part of a team to better his community.
Kailash Letman is currently studying Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Kailash plans to design buildings that are climate-resilient, functional, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing. Kailash hopes to help shape the future by encouraging healthy, meaningful, and sustainable relationships between people and their environment.
Sean Waters is only 16 years old, but is currently pursuing a General Associates degree at Mt. Hood. After graduation, Sean hopes to attend a four-year university, such as Howard, to study Civil Engineering and minor in Dance. After dancing for a few years, Sean hopes to become an urban planner and make a difference in communities by converting underused properties into efficient investments by renting them to underrepresented small businesses at a discount.
Shreya Chandra is currently studying Aerospace Science and Engineering at University of California, Davis (go Aggies!). Shreya plans to focus on bioastronautics and is a member of the UC Davis Aggie Propulsion Lab, where she works to build an ignitor for their liquid rocket engine.
Congratulations again to all winners! I can’t wait to see what these talented and driven students achieve in the future.