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Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-2300
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Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

William C. Kerchner Scholarship

Established 2001

Description:

This scholarship is given once every four years.

Requirements:

  • Must maintain a 3.25 GPA
  • Must remain in EC

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.

Award:

The scholarship carries a stipend of $500 per year for four years. The recipient is recognized at the annual ECE Awards Banquet in April.

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD:

Year Recipients
2012-2015 Laura Galbraith
2010-2014 Ronald Meyer

2006-2010

Brian Chung

2002-2006

Jonathan Santos