WHEELING — Two incoming freshmen at Wheeling College will obtain scholarships awarded by TECNOCAP, the world’s third-largest producer of steel caps and enclosures.
As soon as once more this 12 months, TECNOCAP has partnered with Wheeling College to offer tutorial scholarships to incoming engineering science majors. Scholarship winners for this 12 months are Michael Dague, a resident of Wheeling, and Joshua Blandino of Milford, Del. The 2 incoming freshmen will every obtain a $23,000 scholarship over the course of their 4 years at Wheeling College.
“We’re grateful to TECNOCAP for offering our college students with monetary help to pursue an engineering science diploma at our College. The corporate’s dedication to training and our College is humbling, as a result of it actually impacts the lives of our college students and their households,” Wheeling College President Ginny Favede stated.
Dague is a graduate of Wheeling Park Excessive College, the place he excelled within the classroom. As well as, he was a member of the soccer crew, the Nationwide Honor Society, his church’s youth group, and he was concerned in group service.
Dague believes Wheeling College will afford him an ideal alternative to pursue an engineering profession.
“The College fosters competence, creativity and innovation by providing the engineering curriculum and develops leaders by providing internship experiences. Staying in the neighborhood the place I grew up and served all through my life, affords me the chance to proceed to serve others. I need to attend Wheeling as a result of it’s a Christian group the place I will be inspired in my religion,” he defined.
Blandino is a graduate of Polytech Excessive College, the place he was a excessive tutorial reaching member of his class. He was a member of the lacrosse crew, the Honor Society, and took part in group service.
He believes Wheeling’s engineering science program will introduce him to totally different fields of engineering.
“Though I’m uncertain of the sphere of engineering I want to pursue, I imagine that any discipline will make a group or the world higher. Engineering, as a career, is essential for fixing on a regular basis issues. The concept of serving to folks on the planet, whether or not it’s a group of individuals or a single particular person, is humbling to me,” Blandino added.
The TECNOCAP Scholarship recipients additionally obtain precedence placement for paid internships on the firm’s Glen Dale, West Virginia facility.
“Along with the annual scholarships and internship alternatives, TECNOCAP has employed three of our Wheeling College graduates as full-time workers. Transferring ahead, this partnership is one thing we hope to duplicate with different Ohio Valley industries,” stated Robert Yahn, assistant professor of engineering.
To be eligible for the TECNOCAP/Engineering Science Scholarship, highschool college students have to be accepted to Wheeling College by March 16, declare engineering science as their main, keep a cumulative 3.25 highschool GPA, and rating at the very least a 22 composite on the ACT or an 1100 on the SAT. College students should apply for the scholarship and write a brief essay about why they need to be an engineer and the way Wheeling College and the engineering program will assist them obtain their objectives.