John R. Buhrman, treasurer, and member of the Board of Directors of the Mario C. and Grace B. Charles Education Foundation, announces the awarding of scholarships to students attending UTC during the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarships, awarded annually in two different categories, engineering students, and students studying to be teachers, are in honor and memory of Mario C. Charles, who was an engineer with TVA, and his wife, Grace B. Charles, who was a teacher in the Chattanooga public school system.
Awards made to engineering students are: Ryan Foss, a junior from Columbia, Tn., studying mechanical engineering; Haley Robert, a senior from Chattanooga studying civil engineering; and Lon Eilders, a junior from Chattanooga studying chemical and electrical engineering. They each received grants of $6,666.67.
Winners in the education category include Eleanor Thompson, a junior from Flintstone, studying elementary education; Sarah Waller, a senior from Cheatam County, Tn., studying early childhood education; Amanda Stanford, a senior from Wartburg, Tn., studying early childhood education; and Ashley Anthony, a senior from Franklin, Tn., studying early childhood education. They each received grants of $5,000.
Other members of the Board of Directors of the Charles Foundation include Dr. John Trimpey, a retired professor and dean from UTC; Robert Moss, an engineering graduate of UTC; and Richard W. Buhrman, an Honors graduate of the University of Chattanooga.