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WMU student wins two engineering scholarships

July 21, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- A Western Michigan University junior from St. Johns, Mich., was recently awarded two engineering scholarships by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation.

Meghann E. Dickinson was awarded a $1,500 Kalamazoo Chapter 116-Roscoe Douglas Scholarship Award and a $1,000 Myrtle and Earl Walker Scholarship. Dickinson, who is enrolled in WMU's engineering graphics and design technology program, was one of 18 recipients nationwide selected by the SME Education Foundation Board of Directors to receive more than one scholarship.

The daughter of Duane and Julie Dickinson, Dickinson was selected on the basis of her grade point average, recommendation letters, and an essay she wrote on her professional interests and career goals related to the field of engineering technology.

Founded in 1932, the SME is a professional network consisting of nearly 60,000 manufacturing executives, managers, engineers and students from more than 70 countries. The SME Foundation serves the manufacturing community by providing support for the advancement of manufacturing education, including the administration of more than 20 different scholarship funds a year.

The Kalamazoo Chapter 116 Fund supports one scholarship of $1,500 for a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is enrolled in a manufacturing engineering or technology program in one of the six approved Michigan institutions. The Myrtle and Earl Walker Scholarship Fund supports 25 scholarships of $1,000 each for full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 enrolled in an accredited manufacturing engineering or technology program in the United States or Canada.

Media contact: Pauline Oo, 616 387-8400, pauline.oo@wmich.edu

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