Three Manhattan College engineering students — Samantha LoVerme ’18, Jaclyn Marchetta ’18 and LisaMarie Nilaj ’18 — each have received $2,500 scholarships from member firms of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York). The awards were given to the trio based on their cumulative grade-point average, college activities, work experience and essays on consulting engineering.
A civil engineering major, LoVerme received a scholarship sponsored by the HDR Foundation. She is eager to pursue a career designing safe and sustainable infrastructure and join an evolving field in which she can learn new methods and trends.
Marchetta, a chemical engineering major, received her scholarship from Pennoni Engineering and Surveying of New York, LLC. Marchetta was attracted to the broad range of applications of chemical engineering, and her internship at Air Products only deepened her interest. She gained knowledge of various environmental regulations, and looks forward to a career in consulting where she can work on a variety of projects and impact the lives of many people.
Nilaj received her scholarship from STV Group, Inc. A civil engineering major, Nilaj is a first generation college student. She participated in the ACE Mentor program in high school, interned with Turner construction and subsequently worked with Syska Hennessy and WB Engineers. Nilaj is planning to pursue a career in the engineering consulting industry.
The students will be honored at ACEC New York's membership luncheon on May 23 at the Union League Club.