Students receive Tau Beta Pi scholarships

Published: Jun 5, 2006 1:44:33 PM
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Seniors Brian Downs, Jonathan Hill and Brian Sullivan have been selected as recipients of scholarships awarded by the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Downs and Sullivan are students in chemical engineering; Hill is a student in mechanical engineering

Downs received the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Scholarship, an award made possible by Tau Beta Pi alumnus H.V. Poor. Hill's scholarship is supported by the Alabama Power Foundation. He was the sixth student since 1995 to receive the award. Sullivan received the Record Scholarship, an award funded through a donation made in 2001 by Tau Beta Pi alumnus Leroy Record. Each student received $2,000 to use in his senior year of engineering study.

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society that represents the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, with chapters at 230 colleges and universities across the country.