Congratulations to the 2013 Scholarship Recipients!
After reviewing the talented individuals that submitted applications, the SMRP Board of Directors and scholarship committee would like to recognize this year’s three scholars. These students have shown great dedication, work ethic and are sure to make significant strides in the future.
The winner of the SMRP scholarship is Sean Elverd. He will graduate from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in May 2014 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Sean worked as an engineering intern with Novelis in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he researched and created maintenance and reliability standards, and designed and implemented key performance indicator reporting systems. Sean will use this scholarship to help finish his education and pursue a career in maintenance and reliability!
Dorothy and Jack Nicholas Scholarship:
Linjing Chen, a mechanical engineering major at the University of Tennessee, is the recipient of the Dorothy and Jack Nicholas Scholarship. Linjing worked with the oil and gas service company Schlumberger, where he discovered that maintenance and reliability best practices create opportunities to cut cost. He plans on pursuing a career in the oil and gas industry and driving change in the field!
High Standards Scholarship:
SMRP awarded Brian Bordelon, a biology major at Texas A&M, with the High Standards Scholarship. Brian works as a student technician in a lab studying Lyme disease and he intends on attending medical school in the future. The High Standards Scholarship, which is awarded to SMRP family members, will help Brian pay for college and continue to achieve academic excellence. Congratulations Brian!