Past Recipients

2022 Recipients

Holland Shaw

Background: Graduated from Lakota East High School with honors while being a part of the Marching Band, President of the Dragonfly Club, and Treasure of Here Equality Rises Club. Drawn to UC due to the beauty and lively nature of the campus, plus both of her parents are alumni.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: UC Knitting Club, Attending Sporting Events, and Experiencing City Life

"This scholarship has helped me to do that (discovered myself). It has allowed me to come to this school and get to do all these amazing thing that I love with the people that make me happy."

Nishanth Kondragunta

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2021 Recipients

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."

2020 Recipients

Eli Anderson

Background: Native of Greensburg, IN. Attended Greensburg Community High School. Involved in the Academic Team and Captain for the Math Team. Drawn to UC for the Co-Op Program.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Reading and Building Robots

"Thank you for your generosity, which will help me to continue my education at the University of Cincinnati, especially as I work towards my first co-op."

Reese Grant

Background: Native of Mariemont, OH. Attended Mariemont High School. Played Golf and Baseball. Drawn to UC due to the excellent reputation of the engineering program and the real-world experience the Co-Op program offers.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Playing Tennis & Golf and Watching Cincinnati Sports

"This scholarship has significantly helped me reduce my debt while achieving my goal of earning a college degree. Thank you for your support and investment in my future."

2019 Recipients

Audrey Rust

Background: Native of Hamilton, Ohio. Attended Lakota West High School. Played soccer and ran cross country. Drawn to UC for the Co-Op Program and because of the benefits of a small and large school all in one.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Corn Hole Club and Running

"Receiving this scholarship has motivated me to always work as hard as I can and allowed me to focus directly on school with less of a financial burden."

Brianna Hertrick

Background: Adopted as a baby from China. Lived in North Canton, Ohio for 10 years before moving to Louisville, KY. Attended a homeschool co-op program. Played volleyball. Drawn to UC because of her love of the Buckeye State and the opportunities to connect and network with professors and student organizations.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Reading, Piano, and Crafting

Your generosity has helped make my dream of becoming an engineer a possibility."

2018 Recipients

Quinton Woodward

Background: Native of Bellefontaine, Ohio and an Eagle Scout. Drawn to UC for many reasons, one being the EnableUC Club, a student-run, a non-profit, open-source, prosthetic and assistive device incubator that utilizes 3D printing to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Reading and Outdoor Activities, such as camping and biking

"Not only has it helped me pay for college expenses, but it also carries the memory of Josh, as well as his love for engineering."

Spencer Clark

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2017 Recipients

Carter Brown

Background: Valedictorian at Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, Ohio. Played basketball and baseball. Member of the math and physics club. Drawn to UC for the Co-Op Program.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Women’s Basketball Practice Team

"With your generous contribution, you have helped me inch closer to this goal (of graduating and pursuing a career).”

Michelle Ens

Background: Native of Liberty Township, Ohio, and a lifetime Girl Scout. A member of the marching band for three years in high school. Drawn to UC for the Co-Op Program, plus both of her parents are alumni.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Knitting and Reading

"I really appreciate the scholarship and it's helping to cover my college expenses."

2016 Recipients

Carter Brown

Background: Valedictorian at Dublin Scioto High School in Dublin, Ohio. Played basketball and baseball. Member of the math and physics club. Drawn to UC for the Co-Op Program.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Women’s Basketball Practice Team

"With your generous contribution, you have helped me inch closer to this goal (of graduating and pursuing a career).”

Sean Martin

Background: Went to school in Akron, Ohio. Thankful for his mom’s hard work to provide for his education. Always loved designing and building projects at home. Drawn to UC for the Co-Op Program.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Taking programming courses in other languages

"You truly have no idea how amazing it was to hear my mom's reaction when I told her that I received a scholarship. It is a small moment I will never forget."

2015 Recipients

Matthew Lombardi

Background: Moved from Colorado to Columbus in 2008. Member of the Boy Scout Troop 296. Drawn to UC for the Co-Op Program.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Strength Training and Swimming

“This scholarship will lighten the burden of my student loans, allowing me to focus on schoolwork.”

Matthew Eblen

Background: Grew up in Centerville, Ohio (south of Dayton). Participated in an engineering block program in high school. Drawn to UC for the Co-Op Program.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Pastimes: Robotics Club and Board Games

“This scholarship is certainly helping me with college… I’d like to graduate with the least amount of debt that I can.”

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