John R. Buhrman, treasurer, and member of the Board of Directors of the Mario C. and Grace B. Charles Education Foundation, has announced the awarding of scholarships to students attending UTC during the 2014-2015 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:
Micah T. Moore of Chattanooga, a rising senior, $7,000
James McCarter, also from Chattanooga and a rising senior, $6,000
Hannah Squires, a rising junior from Ooltewah, $6,000
Amanda Wade, a rising sophomore from Chattanooga, $5,000
Winners in the education category are:
Tawnna Myers Beavers, a rising senior from Chattanooga, $4,000
Ruairi Hutchison, a rising senior from Rocky Face, Georgia, $4,000
Amber Williams, a rising senior from Chattanooga, $4,000
Amanda Lee, a rising senior from Knoxville, $4,000
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.