The SHP Josh Gentry Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to two bright, young freshman entering the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science. Josh was a passionate, hardworking engineer, and we believe remembering him in this way will help future engineers focus on their talents and remember each day is a gift.

Nick Bardash

Background: Native of Lewis Center, OH. Attended Olentangy Orange High School and Columbus State Community College. Part of the Ohio Association of Student Leaders. Drawn to UC for the tight-knit community, compact campus, and amazing Co-Op program.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Listening to Music, Playing Guitar, Playing Tennis

“I am incredibly grateful for receiving the scholarship and how it has allowed me to focus on myself, courses, and the planning for the future.”

Luke Austin

Background: Born in Toledo, OH. Grew up in Eastlake, OH. Attended Eastlake North High School and Lakeland Community College. Receive the AVIS (Attitudes Visible In Schools) Award and graduated in the top 10 of his class. Drawn to UC because of his instant love for the campus and the impressive CEAS program.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Hanging with Friends, Listening to Music, Watching TV Shows

“Thank you so much for the scholarship. This will really help me, and it motivates me even more to pursue this degree.”