Seven students were awarded five-year merit scholarships to study engineering thanks to the Academy of Engineering KELLEYSuccess. AcES is a year-long academic success and professional development bridge program for first-year students. The scholarships were provided through a $955,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for underrepresented groups, such as first-generation college students, females, African-Americans and Hispanics.
The inaugural recipients include Giorgi Kapanadze (Brooklyn, New York), Bridget Barrett (Lewis, Delaware), Hugo Perez (Keyser), Benjamin Jackson (Brick, New Jersey), Joseph Keck (Fairview, North Carolina),Kenneth Corhn (Bluefield) and T.J. Kelley(Flushing, Ohio). The students each receive a $4,500 scholarship that will increase by $1,000 per year for a maximum of five years.