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If you are planning to get a degree in engineering, a local group of engineers is offering a scholarship this spring.


The Central Illinois Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers is sponsoring a $1500 scholarship to a qualified central Illinois high school senior. Candidate must reside within the Counties of Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and the southern parts of DeWitt and Logan. The southern parts of DeWitt and Logan Counties are defined as including the cities of Clinton and Lincoln and those parts south of Route 10 east of I-55 and south of 1550th Street west of I-55. Willard Sudduth (suh-death) says while the candidate should be accepted into an engineering college or a junior college with an equivalent engineering academic schedule and are encouraged to have a minimum ACT score of 28 or SAT equivalent, they are looking for well-rounded individuals.



With the explosion of the STEM and STEAM initiatives across the country, Sudduth says the variety of opportunities in engineering are expanding and growing.



There is no formal application form. Interested high school seniors should submit a brief resume including interests, organized activities, officer positions, and awards; their school transcript with national testing results; college acceptance notification; a one-page composition describing their interest in engineering; and telephone and email contact information. 


The Scholarship Committee will determine which applicants will be selected to be interviewed for the scholarship. Arrangements will be made for a personal interview with each qualified applicant during the early part of April.


Interested students should submit his/her application to Sudduth by mailing them to 2360 South Taylor Road, Decatur, Illinois 62521 prior to 30 March.

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