Two (2) Valpo engineers were named 2 of 69 winners out of 341 applicants for the Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for undergraduate study during the 2005-2006 academic year. They will each receive a cash award of $2,000 for their senior year of engineering study.
VU's CoE was 1 of 10 out of 341 colleges of engineering with multiple winners and the only college of engineering in the state of Indiana. The ten universities were Valpo, Bucknell U, U of Missouri-Rolla, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, U of Florida, Kansas State U, Louisiana Tech, Ohio U, Virginia Tech, and UC-Berkeley.A Valpo engineer was named 1 of 39 winners out of 234 applicants for the Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for undergraduate study during the 2003-2004 academic year. He will receive a cash award of $2000 for his senior year of engineering study.
Another Valpo engineer was 1 of 35 winners out of 195 applicants for the Tau Beta Pi Fellowship for graduate study during the 2003-2004 academic year. He will receive a cash stipend of $10,000 toward his graduate work.
Only 8 universities in the country had a TBP Scholar and Fellow: Valpo, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Syracuse, BYU, Purdue, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, and UC-Berkeley.
In 2002, The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc., the national Engineering Honor Society, informed Valparaiso University's Indiana Delta Chapter that it had been awarded a $500 Scholarship for sustained excellent performance in membership and project activities. The Indiana Delta Chapter was the only winning chapter in Indiana. It was one of 30 nationally given to 23 chapters out of the 225 collegiate chapters nationwide.
In 2003, our Indiana Delta Chapter received two $500 scholarships from the TBP Association national headquarters. The first was the Secretary's Commendation Scholarship for “outstanding documentation and service to the Association.” Our chapter was one of 14 nationally to receive this award. The second was the Chapter Project Scholarship for “outstanding service to the Association.” Our chapter was one of 18 nationally to be recognized. Of the 228 currently active chapters across the nation, the Valpo Indiana Delta Chapter was the only Chapter recognized from the State of Indiana. (Results for 2004 will be available in October 2004.)
Other Tau Beta Pi scholars from Valpo include:
Aaron Gin- 1999-2000
Paul Krause- 1997-1998
Brad Natzke- 1994-1995
P.J. Hahn- 1992-1993
D.G. Schumacker- 1990-1991
Valparaiso University's College of Engineering had two winners and one honorable mention for the prestigious 2003 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards . These awards carry a stipend of $27,500 for each fellow per calendar year and an annual cost-of-education allowance of $10,500, paid to the fellow's institution in lieu of tuition and fees. In the Midwest, the only engineering institutions with as many or more winners than Valpo were Case Western Reserve - 7, U. of Iowa - 6, U. of Illinois - 6, Purdue - 5, U. of Kentucky - 4, Ohio State – 4, U. of Michigan – 4, Wisconsin – 3, Michigan Tech – 3, Notre Dame – 3, Iowa State – 3, Minnesota – 2, Northwestern – 2, VALPARAISO – 2 , and the University of Dayton – 2.
Valparaiso University's College of Engineering had one winner and two honorable mentions for the prestigious 2004 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards .