Civil engineering senior wins national scholarship from American Society of Civil Engineers
MANHATTAN — Sarah Carr, Kansas State University senior in civil engineering from Hampshire, Illinois, has been awarded the Eugene C. Figg Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The scholarship is presented annually to one undergraduate civil engineering student for junior or senior year tuition expenses and fees. Its purpose is to further the education of a worthy student interested in bridge design and construction. Carr will have $3,000 deposited into her K-State scholarship account to cover academic expenses.
Created by the employees of the Figg Engineering Group, Tallahassee, Florida, the scholarship fund was established in 2002 as a memorial to Eugene C. Figg Jr., a fellow and design awardee of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Figg had dedicated his career, his company and his life to creating bridges as art.
Scott Schiff, teaching professor and Wallis-Lage Family — Carl and Mary Ice Cornerstone teaching scholarin the civil engineering department, is the ASCE student chapter adviser. Hani Melham, professor and Richard B. and Mary Jo Myers — Carl and Mary Ice Cornerstone teaching scholar in civil engineering, serves as Carr’s academic adviser.
A student from the K-State civil engineering department was also the recipient of this award in 2019.