Tennessee Engineering Student Wins National Scholarship Competition

Monday, May 19, 2014
Left to right: Eddie Wade, PE, LDA Engineering, Inc., ACEC of TN Chattanooga Chapter President and Nicholas True, National ACEC Scholarship Recipient
Left to right: Eddie Wade, PE, LDA Engineering, Inc., ACEC of TN Chattanooga Chapter President and Nicholas True, National ACEC Scholarship Recipient

Nicholas True, an engineering student at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, has been awarded a $10,000 national scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies, headquartered in Washington D.C. 

The scholarship is the highest award presented by the national organization to an engineering student. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, a written essay and collegiate recommendations.

Earlier this year, Mr. True also received a $1,000 scholarship from ACEC of Tennessee which qualified him for the national award.

  Additionally, he recently received the $4,000 Dorothy and Arthur Crouch Memorial Scholarship form the Tennessee Engineering Foundation. Mr. True was also a 2013 ACEC of Tennessee scholarship winner.

“Nicholas True is a remarkable student,” said Jerry Stump, PE, Volkert, Inc., chairman of the 2014 Scholarship Committee. “He exceeded the scholarship requirements and we are proud to have him represent our state and profession on a national level.”

Mr. True, who is studying Mechanical Engineering, maintains a perfect 4.0 grade point average and is continually named to the Dean’s List. When school is in session, True works 18 hours each week at a Chattanooga engineering company in the Hydro Power Generation group. He works a full 40 hour week each summer. 

The last time a Tennessee engineering student received the national honor was in 2009. That student, Ipshita Thomas, was also a student at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

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