Civil engineering student selected for two scholarships

Published: Aug 17, 2009 4:12:00 PM
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Ryan Whaley, senior in Auburn University's Department of Civil Engineering, was recently awarded two scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year from the Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Education Foundation and APAC Midsouth Inc. The two scholarships total more than $4,000.

"I feel honored to be selected for both scholarships," said Whaley. "I am glad that I was able to represent Auburn's civil engineering department well in these national competitions."

WRI is the world's leading organization for the production and application of structural welded wire and concrete reinforcement. The WRI Education Foundation awards scholarships to qualified high school seniors, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in civil engineering at accredited four-year institutions. The scholarships are awarded for one academic year and can range from $2,500 to $10,000.

APAC Midsouth Inc. is a division of Oldcastle Materials Inc., the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and construction and paving services in the U.S. The APAC scholarship is awarded each year to sophomores or juniors who are pursuing degrees in civil engineering, construction engineering or construction management. APAC uses its earnings from investments in the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) to fund the awards each year.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes