DENVER — Recognizing young student engineers who are beginning their careers by working to bring clean water, transportation and energy to developing communities all over the world, the global engineering firm CH2M HILL announced its fourth annual CH2M HILL Engineers Without Borders-USA Scholarship Program.
The CH2M HILL Engineers Without Borders-USA Scholarship program provides $5,000 scholarships to students who are actively involved with EWB chapters and projects at their universities. Recipients are selected for their dedication to academic excellence, ability to apply technical skills to make a meaningful difference, strong leadership abilities and dedication to Engineers Without Borders USA.
“These scholarship recipients are young leaders dedicated to building better and more sustainable communities worldwide. CH2M HILL has a long-standing commitment to recruiting the best and brightest talent, and these young engineers go above and beyond by exhibiting both global focus and selfless dedication to developing the programs and infrastructure necessary to improve quality of life and access to education in developing countries,” comments Tessa Anderson, Community Investment Manager.
Earlier this year, students from universities across the country submitted an application, essay, and letters of recommendation to receive a $5,000 scholarship. Visit www.ch2mhill.jobs/ewb for additional details on the scholarship program and previous recipients. Applications are due November 29, 2013. Recipients will be announced in February 2014.
More than 100 CH2M HILL employees are active volunteers with Engineers Without Borders-USA mentoring university students or implementing projects in developing countries. Additionally, the CH2M HILL Foundation supports employees who work on EWB USA projects and mentor student chapters through its Employee Engagement Travel Grants program. In the five years since launching the EWB grant program, the Foundation has awarded 110 grants totaling nearly $450,000 supporting projects in 25 countries.