By the New York Chapter of NYSSSPE
Encouraging students to study engineering is a primary mission of the New York County Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE). To fulfil our mission we maintain a Scholar Awards program which is comprised of two different awards.
This year’s 2020 Society of Engineering and Architectural Professionals (SEAP) Award recipients are Joy Herrera of the Bronx High School of Science ($2000) and Cara Mulrooney of Loyola School ($2000). The 2020 New York Chapter of NYSSPE Scholar Award recipients are Shreya Paul of Stuyvesant High School ($2000) and William Joseph Gushee of Xavier High School ($2000).
The Society of Engineering and Architectural Professionals (SEAP) Award comes from an independent fund for education purposes which is held by the Foundation for Engineering Education (FEE) and administered by the New York Chapter of NYSSPE. The SEAP award is open to a student who lives in or attends a school in any Borough of New York City. This year two students were granted SEAP awards in the amount of $2000 each.
The second scholarship award, known as the New York Chapter Scholar Award, is a cash award funded from the chapter’s treasury. The chapter award is given to a student who either lives in or attends a school in Manhattan.
At the beginning of each calendar year the New York Chapter reaches out to a large number of public and private high schools to solicit applications from students who intend to study engineering in college. Submittals include information on the student’s academic record, an essay from the student describing their goals for the future and, if possible, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. The submittals are reviewed and evaluated by our Chapter officers and Board of Directors and decisions are made as to the most appropriate recipients.
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