The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, announces the selection of 145 Tau Beta Pi Scholars from 366 applicants for undergraduate study during the 2008-09 academic year. This represents the largest amount of scholarships awarded in one year since the program was established in 1998. Each winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 for his or her senior year of engineering study. All Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All scholars are members of Tau Beta Pi.and
All scholarships this year are named for members or corporations. The Nagel Scholarships are given in honor of former Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus R.H. Nagel, P.E. Named Editor of THE BENT in 1942, he became Secretary-Treasurer and Editor in 1947 and served until October 1982 when he was named Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus. Mr. Nagel died in 1997 at the age of 79.
The Dodson Scholarships are sponsored by Charles R. Dodson, MD B '30, who made a generous gift to the Association in 1998. Placed in the C.R. Dodson Scholarship/Fellowship Fund, its investment earnings will support the program in perpetuity. Mr. Dodson passed away in 2003 at the age of 96.
Elsa and Peter H. Soderberg, CT A '68, sponsor the Tau Beta Pi-Soderberg Scholarships, awarded for the tenth consecutive year. The Stabile Scholarships are named for Vincent A. Stabile, NY L '40, whose gift to the Association in 1999 will permanently endow one award. The Vincent A. Stabile Foundation supports the other.
The Record Scholarships, awarded for the first time in 2001, commemorate Leroy E. Record, KS A '29, whose generous bequest will provide earnings to support awards in perpetuity.
Ruth M. and Cleveland L. Campbell, P.E., IA A '47, sponsored matching gifts in 2003, '05, and '07, and made additional gifts to provide the Campbell Scholarships.
The Mentor Scholarship is given in honor of 'Te Ram Bi Ta Zo,' who influenced James P. Tarwater, MO B '51. The Winkler Scholarships are named for Albert H. Winkler, AZ B '75, who left a bequest to the Society in 2004. The Scribner Scholarships are named for A. Clayton Scribner, NY G '29, whose gift to the Association in 2003 permanently endows the awards.
In 2005, Henry M. Alford, MS A '27, left a bequest to the Association sufficient to endow permanently the Alford Scholarship. The Althouse Scholarship commemorates Ernest E. Althouse, PA A '26, who left a bequest in 2006.
The Anonymous Scholarship is named for a generous donor who made a gift in 2006 to fund 10 awards; and the Bose Foundation made a gift in 2007 to sponsor the second Bose Scholarship.
A 2007 bequest from the estate of Dr. Richard A. Curtis, OH A '64, permanently endows the Curtis Scholarship. The Foglesong Scholarship is named for 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Robert H. Foglesong, WV A '68.
The Heymann Scholarship is named for Andrew P. Heymann, Sr., FL A '39, who left a bequest to Tau Beta Pi in 2007. The Schwaller Scholarship commemorates Shawn R. Schwaller, SD A '95, whose friends established a fund in 2007.
Corporations sponsor the remaining ten scholarships. The Alabama Power Foundation, Inc. made a gift in 1995, which is now sufficient to endow an Alabama Power Scholarship, awarded for the eighth time this year. The Fluor Scholarship, also awarded for the eighth time, is funded by a gift from the Fluor Foundation. Awarded for the first time, the GEICO Scholarships are sponsored by GEICO. General Motors made a gift in 2007 to sponsor the sixth General Motors Scholarship.