2019 OMESSP Minority Engineering Scholarship Recipients Announced

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September 5, 2019                                                                         Download Announcements
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The recipients of the 2019 Ohio Minority Engineering Student Scholarship Program (OMESSP) sponsored by CT Consultants, Inc. in collaboration with Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and New Visions Group, LLC have been announced.

The purpose of the OMESSP is to foster minority students majoring in civil engineering through mentorship and financial assistance. The 2019 recipients are listed below:

Bristen Evans, Youngstown State University                 Ed Hogan – $5,000

“Bristen is kind, gracious, respectful and hard working. His currently majoring in Civil Engineering ad is on the Dean’s List here at Youngstown University. We are very proud of his academic achievements,” Ellen Tressel, First Lady, Youngstown State University said in his nomination letter.

Amaobichukwu Ibe, Ohio University                                 OMESSP – $2,500

“(Amaobichukwu), is an example of a great student; he is attentive, engaged, positive, intelligent, and incredibly hardworking… He is quiet but is always ready to participate in conversations with great ideas. (Amaobichukwu) shows a great deal of intelligence, and you can always tell that he is willing to try harder so he can improve upon his knowledge. His passion for Civil Engineering, with a specialty in Construction Management, is very evident during our conversations. He is currently completing an internship at an engineering/construction company, while attending summer classes; another example of his willingness to work hard,” Grace Sallar, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University said Amaobichukwu’s nomination letter.

Igbinosa Oriakhi, The Ohio State University                     OMESSP – $2,500

“Mr. Oriakhi was selected to receive this scholarship this year from an impressive and highly qualified group of applicants who are most deserving of the OMESSP scholarships.    He surpassed the challenging criteria we established. Our intention is to provide scholarships that assist students in achieving their educational goals and developing successful careers in engineering,” Christina LeGros, Executive Vice President with CT Consultants, the funding sponsor of OMESSP, said.

The Ohio Minority Engineering Student Scholarship Program offers four $2,500 scholarships on an annual basis to students enrolled in an accredited Ohio college or University civil engineering program. The Ed Hogan Scholarship, a part of Ohio Minority Engineering Student Scholarship Program, is a $5,000 scholarship established in 2017. Since the programs establishment 2008, 29 scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate students from seven Ohio colleges and universities totaling $77,500.

The program is open to African American freshman and upperclassmen (not graduate students). To be eligible for the OMESSP or the Ed Hogan scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Black/African descent student enrolled in an accredited Ohio college or university
  • Students must be declared as an engineering major and focus on civil engineering. Architecture and planning fields are also eligible for the Hogan Memorial Scholarship
  • Maintain reasonable standard of conduct, as defined by the Ohio Minority Student Scholarship Program selection committee, expected of scholarship students

About CT Consultants

CT Consultants is a rapidly-growing regional, Ohio-based firm offering engineering, architecture, planning and construction services. Today, more than 260 professionals in 13 offices located in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia make up our expanding team. For more information visit www.ctconsultants.com.

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