2015 Scholarship Winners

In 2015 we awarded more than $684,550 to 258 students across the country, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $70,000.

SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship
Zachary Bibik – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Colorado State University, CO

Emma Hoying – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
The Ohio State University Main Campus, OH

Zachary Mercy – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
York College of Pennsylvania, PA

Gene Nelson Directors Scholarship
Mary Fundenberger – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Purdue University Main Campus, IN

Kelsey Scheppers – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Missouri – Columbia, MO

Kelsey Taylor – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Oregon State University, OR

Albert E. Wischmeyer Scholarship
Peter Killian – Electrical & Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Madeline Kromer – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
State University of New York College at Buffalo, NY

Alvin & June Sabroff Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship
Zachary Hase – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Cincinnati Main Campus, OH

Arthur and Gladys Cervenka Scholarship
Bradley Argauer – Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Joseph Bonham – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Georgia, GA

Asa Burke – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Ryan Delpesche – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of South Florida, FL

Jared Feldman – Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida, FL

Michelle Garcia – Industrial & Operations Engineering/Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Shelby Koos – Industrial Engineering & Management
University of Miami, FL

Meghan Predenkoski – Industrial Engineering & Management
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL

Ryden Smith – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
The University of Alabama, AL

Autodesk Scholarship
D. Keith Coffman – Materials Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Alexander K. Karwowski – Electrical & Mechanical
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL

Chapter 1 Detroit
Kevin Campion – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Lawrence Technological University, MI

Travis Marshall – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Wayne State University, MI

Cyrus Noble – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Wayne State University, MI

Chapter 105 – Memphis
Nicholas Raupp – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
The University of Memphis, TN

Chapter 116 – Roscoe Douglas
Souleymane Saddy – Industrial & Manufacturing
Western Michigan University, MI

Chapter 17 – St. Louis
Jonathan Boyson – Aerospace Engineering
University of Missouri – Rolla, MO

Matthew Everding – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Missouri – Rolla, MO

Caitlyn Hetzel – Electrical & Mechanical
University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO

Andrew Shepherd – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Missouri – Columbia, MO

Chapter 198 – Downriver
Matthew Klueger – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Lawrence Technological University, MI

Chapter 23 – Quad Cities
Mengyi Lu – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Bradley University, IL

Chapter 31 - Peoria
Jordyn Imana – Engineering
Illinois State University, IL

Jeremy Kaszycki – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Bradley University, IL

Benjamin Ringel – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Bradley University, IL

Chapter 311 – Tri-Cities
Marcel Vaughn – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Oakland University, MI

Chapter 4 – Lawrence A. Wacker Memorial Scholarship
Lance Bontrager – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Luke Kubasta – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Milwaukee School of Engineering, WI

Chapter 52 – Wichita Scholarship
Brian Neas – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Wichita State University, KS

Nicholas Youngers – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Wichita State University, KS

Chapter 56 – Ft. Wayne Scholarship
Natalie Gilbert – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Indiana University-Purdue University, IN

Caleb Hoffman – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Iowa State University, IA

Tristin Knee – Manufacturing Systems
Vincennes University, IL

Abigail Lebowitz – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Purdue University Main Campus, IN

Chapter 6 – Fairfield County Scholarship
Lindsey Bass – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State, VA

Chapter 63 – Morrow Scholarship
Francesca Wignes – Electrical & Mechanical
Washington State University, WA

Chapter 63 – Smith Memorial Scholarship
Lindsay Devereux – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Oregon Institute of Technology, OR

Chapter 67 – Phoenix Scholarship
Andrew Camps – Technology Engineering/Science
University of Arizona, AZ

Cristopher Carranza – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Phoenix College, AZ

Nicholas Dhuyvetter – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Arizona State University Main, AZ

Anthony Munson – Aerospace Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott Campus, AZ

Helena Nabaty - Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Chandler-Gilbert Community College, AZ

Alexander Wilson - Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Arizona State University Main, AZ

Chapter 77 – Denver Scholarship
Bryce Pesek – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Denver, CO

Chapter 93 – Albuquerque Scholarship
Luke Gibson – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of New Mexico Main Campus, NM

Clarence & Josephine Myers Undergraduate Scholarship
Jaclyn Wing – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Montana State University, MT

Clinton J. Helton Manufacturing Scholarship
Urey Chan – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Colorado School of Mines, CO

Kyle Foreman – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Oklahoma State University, OK

David Long – Electrical & Mechanical
Colorado School of Mines, CO

Joshua Smith - Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Colorado State University, CO

E. Wayne Kay Community College Scholarship
Gregory Corey – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Northampton County Area Community College, PA

Lucas Hess – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
El Camino Community College, CA

Patrick Murphy – Machine Tool Technologist
College of SUNY Alfred State, NY

Casey Pringle – Industrial & Manufacturing
Amarillo College, TX

Emmanuel Saint-Surin – Industrial & Manufacturing
Miami-Dade College, FL

Stephen Thorne – Manufacturing Technician
Vincennes University, IL

E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship
Ivan Butler – Industrial & Manufacturing
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC

Lemi Laki – Industrial & Manufacturing
Ohio University Main Campus, OH

Samantha Muir – Industrial & Manufacturing
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, IL

James Nowak, Jr. – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY

Rico Polim – Industrial & Manufacturing
Penn State University Park, PA

Margaret Scheiner – Industrial & Manufacturing
Florida State University, FL

Courtney Tamaro – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA

Michelle Voelker – Industrial & Manufacturing
Iowa State University, IA

Richard Weist – Industrial Engineering & Management
Texas State University- San Marcos

E. Wayne Kay High School Scholarship
Katherine Campayo – Aerospace Engineering
Penn State – University Park, PA

Kyle Carr – Mechanical
Colorado State, CO

Aaron Carter – Mechanical
LeTourneau University, TX

Stephen Chan – Mechanical
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY

Mary Daffron – Mechanical
University of Tennessee, TN

Mitchell Datka – Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Kaley Doster – Manufacturing Systems
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL

Johnathan Duncan – Engineering
North Carolina State University, NC

Xuerui Fa – Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, PA

Benjamin Fogwell – Electrical & Mechanical
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA

Scott Hamal – Electrical & Mechanical
Carnegie Mellon University, PA

Ivan Herrero – Mechanical Design
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, PR

Matthew Jankowski – Engineering
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Jeremiah Johnson – Engineering
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Garrett Jones – Mechanical
Duke University, NC

David Koenitzer – Engineering
The Ohio State University, OH

Veronica LaBelle – Mechanical & Nuclear
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

Cody LaFlamme – Engineering
University of Florida, FL

Nelson Lao – Electrical & Mechanical
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Elizabeth Laster – Mechanical
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

David Lawson – Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Ian Lawson – Electrical & Mechanical
University of Rochester, NY

Zoe Lee – Mechanical
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, OH

Queenie Luo – Electrical & Mechanical
Princeton University, NJ

Wenyu Ma – Mechanical
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

Nidhi Manoj – Engineering
Stanford University, CA

Tyler Nolan – Mechanical
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA

Marianne Olsen – Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

Liam Page – Mechanical
University of Tennessee, TN

Lance Plater – Mechanical
Stanford University, CA

Olivia Ramsey – Mechanical
Lamar University, TX

Thomas Ryan – Mechanical
University of Kentucky, KY

Benjamin Tabbert – Manufacturing
Ferris State University, MI

Alyanna Villapando – Aerospace Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

Emily Wagner – Engineering
University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE

Chase Whitten – Mechanical
Oregon State University, OR

Samuel Zorek – Mechanical
Rice University, TX

E. Wayne Kay Undergraduate
Peter Barber – Welding
LeTourneau University, TX

James Biaglow – Mechanical
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL

James Braza – Mechanical
University of Pittsburgh, PA

Danielle Coates – Chemical Engineering
Princeton University, NJ

Eugene DeNezza II – Mechanical
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL

Patrick Doyle – Industrial Design
Penn State Mont Alto, PA

Eric Haase – Electrical & Mechanical
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, WI

Timothy Hardick – Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University, OK

Ryan Henderson – Mechanical
Penn State University Park. PA

George Hochwalt – Mechanical
Sinclair Community College – Dayton, OH

Jimmy Huang – Mechanical
University of California-Berkeley, CA

Nathanael Hughes – Mechanical
LeTourneau University, TX

Samuel Jeong – Mechanical
Union University, TN

Ryan Kinney – Mechanical
Kent State University Trumbull Campus, OH

Tyler Kiss – Mechanical
Penn State University Park, PA

Rebecca Kurfess – Mechanical
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

Pamela Mudge – Mechanical
Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA

Sapphire Naugle – Plastics
Pennsylvania College of Technology, PA

Karl Olson – Materials Engineering
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, MN

Caleb Ransdell – Mechanical
Oregon State University, OR

Sara Rusignuolo – Mechanical
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Abigail Spohn – Mechanical
University of Dayton, OH

Andrew Zeller – Mechanical
The University of Alabama, AL

E. Wayne Kay/Focus: HOPE Scholarship
John Dubravec – Industrial & Operations
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Bailey Haydock – Electrical & Mechanical
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Saad Shaik – Electrical & Mechanical
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI

Edward S. Roth Scholarship
Roshay Timmons – Manufacturing/Technology
Central State University, OH

Autumn Turner – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, CA

Giuliano Mazzetti Scholarship
Jonathan Dirksen – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Oregon Institute of Technology, OR

Carissa Gadson – Technology Engineering/Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

Honda Excellence in Manufacturing
Adam Borchers - Engineering
Edison Community College, OH

Jacob Latsha – Electrical & Mechanical
James A. Rhodes State College, OH

Ethan Nietfeld – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
James A. Rhodes State College, OH

Daniel Zimmerman – Robotics Engineering
Edison Community College, OH

Joseph F. Novek Award
Kathryn Merrill - Industrial Engineering & Management
Oregon State University, OR

Kenneth C. Novak Manufacturing Scholarship
Garrett Watts - Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, IL

Leanna Dorworth Memorial Scholarship
Loren Opbroek – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Wright State University Main Campus, OH

Lucile B. Kaufman Women’s Scholarship
Josey Hrbek – Chemical Engineering
Kettering University, MI

Adeline Longstreth – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Marcus B. & Margo J. Crotts Manufacturing Engineering Scholarship
Mitchell Kreisel – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
East Carolina University, NC

Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship
Joseph Cassaro – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, OH

Joshua Heinrich – Mechanical Design
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, OH

Lucas Kimmel – Mechanical Design
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, OH

Austin Lee – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, OH

Daniel Neuhaus – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, OH

Vincent Salinas – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, OH

Myrtle & Earl Walker Scholarship
Divya Achtani – Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Jonathan Aukes – Mechanical
LeTourneau University, TX

Michael Beamer – Manufacturing
Robert Morris University, PA

Morgan Benjamin – Manufacturing
Grand Valley State University, MI

Chris Buttacavoli – Industrial & Operations
Oregon State University, OR

Cody Callies – Manufacturing
Southeast Community College, NE

Ryan Carter – Electrical & Mechanical
LeTourneau University, TX

Nathan Casey – Mechanical
Calvin College, MI

Griffin Cerva – Manufacturing
Oregon State University, OR

Rothanak Chan – Industrial & Manufacturing
Oregon State University, OR

Laura Davis – Engineering
University of Oklahoma-Norman, OK

Kathryn DeGeest – Manufacturing
North Dakota State University Main Campus, ND

Brody Dopp – Manufacturing
Pennsylvania College of Technology, PA

Cory Fein – Manufacturing
Ferris State University, MI

Charles Foisy – Manufacturing
Robert Morris University, PA

Peter Francesco – Mechanical
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, CA

David Godoy – Manufacturing
Salt Lake Community College, UT

Kayla Goodrich – Mechanical
Northern Arizona University, AZ

Bryan Gusman – Manufacturing
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, CA

Jordan Hall – Manufacturing
University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL

Justin Hall – Industrial & Manufacturing
University of Southern California, CA

Michael Hobernicht – Industrial & Manufacturing
Oregon State University, OR

Mitchell Johnson – Mechanical
University of Texas at Austin, TX

Kevin Kalmon – Industrial Design
University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI

Parth Khimsaria – Manufacturing
Oregon State University, OR

Derek Krieger – Manufacturing
Southeast Community College, NE

Bryce Kuszmaul – Automated
Pennsylvania College of Technology, PA

Jacob Larson – Manufacturing
North Dakota State University Main Campus, ND

Elijah Lassiter – Mechanical
Purdue University Main Campus, IN

Adam Ludvik – Industrial Engineering & Management
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, MN

Tyler McClish – Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Purdue University Main Campus, IN

Nicole McKee – Manufacturing
Miami University, OH

Precious Neely – Manufacturing
Virginia State University, VA

Sharon Nelson – Manufacturing
Robert Morris University, PA

Justin Ommen – Manufacturing
Bradley University, IL

Emily Parisi – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
California State University-Chico, IL

Montrell Parker – Manufacturing
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, NC

Connor Sarich – Welding
The Ohio State University Main Campus, OH

Marissa Schaber – Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Courtney Schimek – Manufacturing
University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI

Benjamin Schullo – Manufacturing
University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI

Rebecca Shionis – Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
University of Florida, FL

Jose Sosa - Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology, IL

Alonso Talamantes - Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Kansas State University, KS

Michael Tankus - Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Oregon State University, OR

Garrett Thomas - Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Kettering University, MI

Stephen Toth – Manufacturing
Ohio University Main Campus, OH

John Watson – Manufacturing
Weber State University, UT

Andrew Yersin – Manufacturing
University of Northern Iowa, IA

North Central Region 9 Scholarship
Anthony Scheidler – Engineering
University of Minnesota-Duluth, MN

Richard Sarns Endowed Scholarship
Camille Varillo – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Loyola College in Maryland, MD

Schneider/Bingle PLTW
Michael Simpson – Materials Engineering
University of Dayton, OH

SME-EF – PRIME Educational Grant
Keaton Ackerman – Aerospace Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY

James Bamber – Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University, IA

Austin Bennett – Mechanical Engineering
Oklahoma State University, OK

Kyle Betker – Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Tucker Born – Engineering
Purdue University Main Campus, IN

Matthew Crawford – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Iowa State University, IA

Brady Daniels – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Iowa State University, IA

Marshall Dyson – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Northern Illinois University, IL

Caleb Edelstein – Electrical & Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Taj Exume’ – Technology Engineering/Science
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, NC

Richard Fingers – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
The Ohio State University Main Campus, OH

Davin Fish – Engineering
Brigham Young University, UT

Tyler Hamm – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Oklahoma State University, OK

Brody Harter – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Indiana University-Purdue University, IN

Hunter Hatchell – Aerospace Engineering
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL

Nick Hoofnagle – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Iowa State University, IA

Jackson Jandreau – Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University, OK

William Joel – Mechanical Engineering Technology
Indiana University – Purdue University, IN

Michael Johnson – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of South Alabama, AL

Craig Lager – Engineering
Metropolitan Community College – Longview, MO

Jorge Lara – Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
El Camino College, CA

Riley Lloyd – Electrical & Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Xander Luciano – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, CA

Jessica Lukowski – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Oklahoma-Norman, OK

Jacob Lyons – Engineering
Clemson University, SC

Matthew Maltbie – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Santiago Canyon College, CA

Thomas Mosley - Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Oklahoma State University, OH

Anton Oelmann – Aerospace Engineering
Texas A& M University, TX

Timothy Plant –Robotics Engineering
Johnson & Wales University, RI

Jacob Pluta – Engineering
Rose-Human Institute of Technology, IN

Lauren Prox – Engineering
Christopher Newport University, VA

Oliver Ramirez-Velazquez – Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI

Kalev Rupenthal – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Indiana University-Purdue University, IN

William Russell – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Oral Roberts University, OK

Elizabeth Sesker – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Iowa State University, IA

Matthew Stoner – Electrical & Mechanical Engineering/Technology
The Ohio State University Main Campus, OH

Matthew Stuve – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
The Ohio State University Main Campus, OH

Joshua Tracy – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, MN

Demetrios Tsaras – Electrical & Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Oklahoma State University, OK

Brendan Wells - Electrical & Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Samuel Wolseth – Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Brian Wyatt, Jr. – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, IN

Amber Zubeck – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Central Missouri State University, MO

SME-EF FIRST Robotics Scholarship
Kaitlyn Klemencic – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Maryland-Baltimore County, MD

Cindy Liu – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Vanderbilt University, TN

SME-EF Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarship
Precious Neely – Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Virginia State University, VA

James Nowak Jr. – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY

Kelsey Scheppers – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of Missouri – Columbia, MO

Kelsey Taylor – Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering/Technology
Oregon State University, OR

Walt Bartram Memorial Education Scholarship
Benjamin Flores – Mechanical Engineering/Technology
University of California-Santa Barbara, CA

William E. Weisel Scholarship
Pamela Denny – Robotics Engineering
University of Southern California, CA