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New Boeing Scholarships Awarded to Eight UK Aerospace Engineering Certificate Students

September 28, 2021

Eight undergraduate students in the College of Engineering were selected to be the first to receive $3,000 and $1,500 Boeing Scholarships for Aerospace Engineering at UK.

Boeing Scholarship recipients

Boeing Scholarship recipients

Eight undergraduate students in the College of Engineering were selected to be the first to receive $3,000 and $1,500 Boeing Scholarships for Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kentucky. The awardees are pursuing undergraduate certificates in aerospace engineering.

Boeing scholars have high scholastic achievement and potential and possess excellent leadership and communication skills. Interest in the aerospace/defense or cyber security industry is preferred. Boeing scholars are also encouraged to apply for Boeing internships.

UK Students receiving the 2021-2022 scholarship are:

  • Halley Burge
  • Coleton Cuddy
  • Brett-Thaddeus Gasior
  • Colin Greer
  • James Griggs
  • Yik-Hoi Kwan
  • Tylee Oldham
  • Enes Susic

“The UK partnership with Boeing for aerospace engineering program scholarships is an exceptional opportunity for UK students interested in aerospace careers. These mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering and materials engineering students selected for Boeing scholarships are outstanding, diverse candidates with strong interests in aerospace/defense/cyber, excellent grades and other outstanding qualities, said Dr. Suzanne Smith, UK Aerospace Engineering Certificate Faculty Coordinator.

The UK College of Engineering will offer an undergraduate major in aerospace engineering in the fall 2022 semester for current and incoming freshmen. Boeing has agreed to support 10 scholarships that will each award $3,000 to students in the new undergraduate degree program and the aerospace certificate program for the 2022-2023 academic year.

"Specialty degree programs like the Aerospace Engineering Certificate Program and newly approved Aerospace Engineering undergraduate and graduate degree programs give companies direct access to skills and talent associated with future aerospace engineering needs in the region and throughout the country,” said Michael Renfro, Tennessee Valley Authority Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. “We are excited to be able to offer scholarship funding provided by Boeing to help support students in the expanding certificate program and newly launching degree program.”

The new graduate studies programs (masters and Ph.D.) in aerospace engineering commence this fall. Aerospace programs will be housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.