2017-18 Scholarships Awarded by WRI Education Foundation

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Scholarships Awarded by WRI Education Foundation

HARTFORD, Conn. JUL 24, 2017 -- The Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Education Foundation, has announced $8,250 in scholarships for three students pursuing engineering studies. This is the 13th year for the program, which has awarded in excess of $160,000 in scholarships since its inception.

2017 recipients include:

  • Graduate students: Ahmed Gheni, of Rolla, Missouri, studying for a PhD in engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology; and Supreme Maskey, of Pocatello, Idaho, studying for his masters of science in civil engineering at Idaho State University. Both expect to complete their degrees next year.
  • Undergraduate – Miranda Clark, of Scarbro, West Virginia, attends Marshall University and is studying for a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in civil engineering. Miranda anticipates receiving her undergraduate degree in the spring of 2018.

"In such a competitive and expensive college environment, WRI feels privileged to extend this scholarship opportunity. We heard from many outstanding applicants. We are pleased to award scholarships to these three exceptional students," said WRI chairman Perry Fisher. "WRI Education Foundation scholarships were established to encourage and advance the study of civil and structural engineering, while generally raising awareness among engineers about the applications and benefits of structural Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR)."

WWR is steel reinforcement used across the full range of concrete construction. Unlike competitive products, it is cold-worked, giving it higher yield strength, and is produced in preformed sheets that eliminate time-consuming job-site layout and tying.

The WRI Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, formed for the specific purpose of funding and awarding these scholarships to qualified high school seniors, as well as current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in structural and/or civil engineering in the U.S. and Canada. Scholarships are awarded for a specified single academic year and paid by the Foundation directly to the university or college designated by the recipient.

Interested candidates may obtain an application in December from the WRI website at: https://www.wirereinforcementinstitute.org/scholarship.html . The deadline is April 15. Direct questions to wrischolar@wirereinforcementinstitute.org, or 1-860-240-9545.

About the Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI)
WRI is the world’s leading association of manufacturers, allied industries and professionals engaged in the production and application of structural welded wire reinforcement (WWR) and related concrete reinforcement products. The Institute advances the concrete industry by providing technical, outreach and promotional programs and materials on the applications and benefits of structural WWR. WRI works closely with design firms, universities, owners, contractors and government agencies, to ensure adherence to the most accurate, up-to-date codes, standards, specifications and regulatory requirements. Through the WRI Education Foundation, the Institute funds an annual scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate civil and structural engineering students at accredited engineering universities. For more information on WRI or WWR, visit www.wirereinforcmentinstitute.org or call 1-860-240-9545.

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