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Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

John A. Calder Memorial Scholarship

Established 2007


This four-year scholarship was established in the memory of John A. Calder.


  • Must maintain a 3.25 GPA
  • Must remain in ECE

Selection Process :

All applications are reviewed for the incoming freshmen scholarships. Applicants are ranked on the College of Engineering PGPA (predicted GPA), which is a calculation based on the student's high school GPA, class ranking, and ACT/SAT scores. The number is weighted to judge math scores higher as they are more relevant to the study of engineering. The ECE department solicits (via e-mail) further information, including an essay and a letter of reference from the top 75 applicants. The scholarship committee reviews these essays and letters in order to decide the recipients of the freshmen scholarships.


The scholarship carries a stipend of $10,000 per year. The recipient is recognized at the annual ECE Awards Banquet in April.

Year Recipients
2013-2014 Not Given
2012-2013 Bradley Wilson
William Condon
2011-2012 William Condon
Cori Johnson
Joanna Kwak
Bradley Wilson
2010-2011 William Condon
Cori Johnson
Joanna Kwak
2009-2010 William Condon
Cori Johnson
Joanna Kwak
2007-2008 Joanna Kwak
2008-2009 Cori Johnson
Joanna Kwak