+ Share Posted on May 31, 2022 in Building Better Communities With You, Company News, Equity & Diversity & Inclusion, Women in Engineering

In honor of our founder Judy Nitsch’s lifelong commitment to expanding opportunities in the engineering field, Nitsch Engineering is proud to partner with the ACEC/MA Education Corporation (a 501(c)3) to provide a scholarship for students who are traditionally underrepresented in the engineering and/or land surveying fields.

Throughout her career, Judy worked tirelessly to educate grade school students about careers in engineering, and to provide mentorship for college students who were pursuing engineering degrees. From launching Nitsch Engineering’s annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day in 2002 to mentoring dozens of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) students, Judy has helped many young engineers find their way to a fulfilling career. You can learn more about Judy’s exceptional career on our Founder’s Page.

Scholarship Eligibility Guidelines

The Judith Nitsch Scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing an engineering or land surveying degree who are underrepresented in the field. Applicants must:

  • Identify as a woman or as a person of color (i.e., Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latinx, or Asian);
  • Be pursuing an engineering or land surveying degree at an ABET-accredited* bachelor degree program as an incoming freshman through senior in college; and
  • Have an intended or declared major in engineering or land surveying.

Preference will be given to applicants who show demonstrated financial need.

The Application Form and complete eligibility guidelines will be posted to the ACEC/MA website here in September 2022. Applications will be due near the end of January 2023.

* An ABET-accredited engineering program is one that conforms to the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) standards. To view a list of accredited engineering programs, visit www.abet.org.

Scholarship Funding

Nitsch Engineering is committed to funding one $5,000 scholarship per year; additional scholarships may be available based on available funding. The annual scholarship will be presented at the ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala.

If you’d like to join us in making an impact on our industry, consider donating to the Judith Nitsch Scholarship fund here (just choose the Judith Nitsch Scholarship Fund from the drop-down menu).

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