IMEG awards STEM scholarships to 30 students across the U.S.

IMEG has awarded 30 scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year in the firm’s inaugural round of tuition assistance to students nationwide who are pursuing a STEM-related degree with an engineering focus. 

The 30 recipients were selected from a pool of 237 applicants, all of whom were vetted by 28 members of IMEG’s Community Involvement Committees from across the U.S. Scholarships of up to $10,000 were awarded to underrepresented students in their sophomore through senior years who have great potential and are faced with challenging circumstances. 

“We are extremely pleased to have had such a great response in the first year of our scholarship program,” said IMEG President and CEO Paul VanDuyne. “We also are thrilled to be able to help this first group of recipients and aspiring engineers achieve their dreams—and one day become tomorrow’s innovators.” 

The winners come from 18 different states and are enrolled at 27 different colleges or universities. The recipients, their hometowns, schools, and areas of study are: 

  • Adam Bearden, Columbia, SC: North Carolina A&T State University, Chemical Engineering 
  • Alaska Bradburn, Las Vegas, NV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Construction Management 
  • Ciara Grant, Stockton, CA: The University of Alabama, Architectural Engineering 
  • Cuitlahuac (Nick) Arenaza, Los Angeles: California State University Los Angeles, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Daniel Saulter, Rowlett, TX: Texas A&M, Civil Engineering 
  • Devon Woodfine, Los Angeles: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Ebenezer Amoaten, Bronx, NY: City College of New York, Biomedical Science Engineering  
  • Hannah Stevenson, Ipava, IL: Western Illinois University, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics  
  • Iris Rodriguez, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma, Architectural Engineering 
  • Jazmin Renteria Gonzalez, Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri – Columbia, Electrical Engineering and Physics  
  • Jose Paz, Las Vegas, NV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Construction Management 
  • Julius Walls, Sanford, FL: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Computer Engineering  
  • Juan Moreno, Jacksonville, FL: University of North Florida, Electrical Engineering 
  • Jumana Abdullah, Bloomfield, MI: Lawrence Technological University, Architecture  
  • Kat Purcell, Minneapolis, MN: University of St. Thomas, Civil Engineering 
  • Laura Gallardo, Riverside, CA: California Baptist University, Civil Engineering 
  • Lewis Parker, Katy, TX: Prairie View A&M University, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Lilian Abbed, Bloomington, IL: University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Lily Chen, Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics  
  • Luis Ramos Garcia, Manassas, VA: University of Virginia, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Mishka Mohamed Nour, Coralville, IA: University of Iowa, Electrical Engineering 
  • Manuel Olvera, San Antonio, TX: University of Texas at San Antonio, Electrical Engineering 
  • Marcel Gillespie , Washington, D.C.: North Carolina A&T State University, Civil Engineering 
  • Marcela Selvan Morfin, Brooklyn Park, MN: Dunwoody College of Technology, Architecture 
  • Marionda Owens, Van Buren Township, MI: Western Michigan University, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Ryan Alezz, Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
  • Robert Teters, South Nibley, UT: Utah State University, Civil Engineering 
  • Spencer Redmon, Conyers, GA: North Carolina A&T State University, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Yen Do, Rosemead, CA: University of California Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Yesenia Vicencio-Delgadillo, Sandy, UT: University of Wyoming, Architectural Engineering 

Learn more about IMEG’s Engineering Scholarship Program.