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College of Engineering Announces New Scholarships

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College of Engineering Announces New Scholarships

Jan. 27, 2009
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New scholarships benefit student ambassadors, rural students and outstanding scholars.

The UA College of Engineering has announced several new scholarships, including the Thomas W. Peterson Scholarship, which was established by friends and family of Tom Peterson, dean of the UA College of Engineering from 1998 to 2008, and current head of the engineering directorate at the National Science Foundation. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in the College and serve as student ambassadors.

August V. Hardt Scholarship

August V. Hardt was a longtime supporter of UA. He graduated from UA in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and his family and friends established this scholarship. Hardt was born and grew up in Globe, Ariz., and lived all his life in Arizona. After graduating, he joined the State Highway Department, which would later become the Arizona Department of Transportation, as engineer-in-training. He worked there for more than 33 years until he retired 1996, when he was state operations engineer.

August Hardt
August Hardt, who died in 2008, was an avid hunter, angler, sailor and hiker, and had visited many of Arizona’s rivers, lakes, canyons and mountains. He also traveled extensively and had visited 42 states and nine countries with his wife, Mary Baack Hardt.

Scholarship recipients must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students in civil engineering or engineering math. First preference will be given to students from Globe High School. Second preference will be given to students from Gila County or rural Arizona, which means outside the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. If no students meet these preferences, the scholarship can be awarded to a student who meets the other criteria. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years.

S. Jack McDuff Scholarship

Jack McDuff graduated from UA in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering. He is a longtime supporter of the UA and is highly active in several UA organizations, including the College of Engineering’s da Vinci Circle board, the UA Alumni Association, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. The S. Jack McDuff Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding engineering senior who demonstrates excellence in scholarship, character and promise. Eligible students may be enrolled in any engineering discipline except chemical engineering, geological engineering, materials science engineering and mining engineering, which are represented by the Thomas G. Chapman Scholarship and Fellowship.

John Tipton Scholarship in Engineering

The John Tipton Scholarship in Engineering has been established to support or recruit outstanding students. To be eligible, students must be undergraduates enrolled in the College of Engineering who are U.S. citizens maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, and who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Incoming freshmen are eligible to compete for the award if they have a minimum 3.4 GPA from their high schools. Candidates must qualify as need-based students according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program standards. At the discretion of the College, one scholarship may be offered to recruit an outstanding scholar even if there is not financial need. A College of Engineering scholarship committee will select recipients.