By Amelia Neumeister
Only two students from Georgia received national scholarships from Chi Epsilon this year, and both are from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Civil engineering undergraduates Marissa Grant and Suleman Rana learned this month they were among just 20 students to win support from the civil engineering honor society. This is the second time Georgia Tech students have received the award.
“As a recipient, one can’t help but be encouraged by the fact that this society of professionals sees the value of what you are working towards; understands the virtues of your character; and confirms your potential to do great things on behalf of the profession,” said Grant, who plans to dedicate her career to sustainability.
Chi Epsilon awards scholarships to civil engineering students who best embody the society’s four pillars of scholarship, practicality, sociability, and character.
“I’m honored and thankful to have received this prestigious scholarship,” said Rana, who is on track to finish his degree in the fall. “It has made a huge impact by supporting me financially, and it has strengthened my belief that, ‘where there’s will, there’s a way.’”
“Receiving this scholarship is like a dream,” Grant said. “I consider it a high honor that I have been recognized by this national society of my peers, not only for my academic merit and personal passion, but also for my dedication to service and potential to positively impact the world.”