Scholarship Descriptions

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS AWARD
The American Institute of Chemists Award goes to the top-ranking senior in chemical engineering.

APPLEDORE MARINE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
Appledore Marine Engineering, Inc. provides financial assistance to a civil engineering student based on academic standing, community involvement and an interest in structural engineering.

BASSETT SCHOLARSHIP
Gordon Bassett received a B.S. in chemistry from UNH in 1936. The fund established in his name provides financial assistance to full-time students in chemistry or chemical engineering.

MICHAEL BLANCHETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This memorial scholarship was established by the parents of former student Michael S. Blanchette. It is given to an outstanding student in civil engineering.

CASH-BRYSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Cash-Bryson Scholarship was created by August and Esther Joyce Bryson Cash in honor of their parents, John and Mary Cash and Joseph and Agnes Bryson. The scholarship provides financial assistance to an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

CEPS ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
This fund was established by a bequest from William E. Knox, Jr. for the purpose of funding deserving engineering students from the state of New Hampshire.

WILLIAM H. CHAMPLIN, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
In 1954, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Champlin, Jr. established this scholarship to aid students majoring in Mechanical Engineering. This scholarship is awarded to juniors and preference is given to those who show interest in the study and advancement of aeronautics.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AWARD
This award is made by the department to an undergraduate in recognition of academic achievement and service to the chemical engineering professional community.

CIVIL ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Civil Engineering Achievement Award is made by the department to graduating seniors in recognition of academic achievement in civil engineering coursework and service to the civil engineering professional community.

CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICE AWARD
The Civil Engineering Student Service Award is made by the department to an undergraduate who has performed outstanding service to the civil engineering professional community.

COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award recognizes a computer science senior who has demonstrated strong leadership within the department through participation in professional activities.

HOWARD W. COPE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Howard W. Cope Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in his memory by a number of his friends. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1950 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. This scholarship is awarded to married undergraduate students or students who are single parents who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and personal leadership.

ELMER F. CUTTS AND MARION MITCHELL CUTTS 1916 SCHOLARSHIP
The Elmer F. Cutts and Marion Mitchell Cutts Scholarship was established with the distribution from the estate of Marion Edwina Mitchell Cutts, Class of 1916, and Elmer F. Cutts, Class of 1917, to provide financial assistance annually to students of outstanding ability and good morals who are enrolled in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

MIKE AND BEA DALTON SCHOLARSHIP
Michael Dalton earned a degree in electrical engineering from the university in 1964. He and his wife, Bea Worden Dalton, have established a fund to provide merit scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and physical sciences.

GLENICE DEARBORN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is funded by a bequest from Glenice Dearborn Fluery, medical technology 1954, who had a successful career as a metallurgist at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. The award is made to undergraduate students of academic merit in the college.

W. EDWARDS DEMING SCHOLARSHIP
The Deming scholarship was established in 1983 to honor W. Edwards Deming, a world-renowned statistician known for his work in quality control and quality management. During his lifetime, Dr. Deming worked tirelessly in the U.S. and abroad, teaching methods and concepts to help industry produce high-quality products and services. The Deming scholarship is made to a mathematics student who has achieved high academic excellence in statistics.

EDWARD T. DONOVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Edward T. Donovan was a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1926 to 1968 and served as Acting Dean between 1955 and 1959. This scholarship was established in 1974 with gifts from family, friends and former students. The recipient is selected on the basis of high scholastic achievement and contributions to the Mechanical Engineering Department, the profession, and the University community.

EARTH SCIENCES MEMORIAL FIELD SCHOLARSHIP
The Memorial Field Scholarship is funded by alumni and friends who have made contributions in recognition of past department faculty who have made a difference in their lives (George White, Ralph Meyers, Bob Davis, Glenn Stewart, Linc Page). The scholarship is used to defray expenses incurred in attending field camp. Recipients' names are inscribed on the scholarship plaque in James Hall, Room 124.

HARRY L. FARNHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In 1973, Mrs. Harry L. Farnham established a scholarship in memory of her husband, a prominent Dover businessman who graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1915 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Preference is given to students planning a career in electrical engineering.

JOSEPH L. FEARER SCHOLARSHIP
Joseph L. Fearer graduated from UNH in 1931 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Income from his donations to the university has been providing awards since 1947. Recipients must be New Hampshire residents with high scholastic standing in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

GEORGE F. AND LINA C. FISHER SCHOLARSHIP
George Fisher, Class of 1950, became a prominent engineer, executive, and company-founder in the area of piezoelectric devices. This scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students in electrical and computer engineering.

DONALD FOX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Donald Fox, a Far East Regional Sales Manager for Hollis Automation of Nashua, died in an air liner accident in 1985. Friends, associates and family established this scholarship to be awarded to New England residents, preferably from New Hampshire, who are in good academic standing.

EDWARD L. AND ALICE FORBES GETCHELL SCHOLARSHIP
Edward Leonard "Ned" Getchell joined the UNH faculty as an instructor in 1916, becoming a Full Professor in 1944. He served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1946 to 1953. His was a lifetime of service as a dedicated, skilled and caring teacher. The Getchell Scholarship provides financial support to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The recipients must be graduates of New Hampshire high schools and must demonstrate academic merit and service to their community.

TONY GRIECO ELECTRONIC DEFENSE SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is offered by The Granite State Roost Educational Foundation to provide financial assistance to students in engineering and science disciplines who are likely to pursue careers in electronic defense and related professions.

NORMAN J. GROVER SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the 'Norman J. Grover '35 Endowed Scholarship Fund' is to provide scholarship support for students studying in any engineering major at the University of New Hampshire.

HAMEL CONSTRUCTION GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
The Hamel Construction Group Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of J. Edward Hamel ’61 CEO and founder of the Hamel Construction Group, Elkridge, MD.  This fund provides scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the Civil Engineering department.  The annual award will be split equally, with one-half going to a senior and one-half going to a junior.

OLIVETTE HEMON SCHOLARSHIP
The late Olivette Hemon was a UNH graduate in the late 1940's. She worked as a draftsperson for the U.S. Government. She established a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance each year to a "hard working and deserving senior female" majoring in mechanical engineering.

KENNETH J. HIGSON SCHOLARSHIP
Kenneth J. Higson, a member of the University of New Hampshire class of 1948, established a fund to award scholarships to University undergraduate students majoring in Mechanical Engineering, with particular attention to students of academic promise and performance.

LEON W. HITCHCOCK SCHOLARSHIP
Leon Hitchcock served the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1910 to 1956. He was Head of the Department from 1921 to 1952 and Acting Dean of the College of Technology from 1940 to 1945. He was thought of by his students as a kind and gentle friend. Funds for this award have been provided by alumni, faculty, and friends of the department in memory of Professor Hitchcock. The award is given to an outstanding junior in the department.

BARBARA G. HOUSTON SCHOLARSHIP
The Barbara G. Houston Mathematics Education Scholarship is presented to the junior mathematics major, preferably from New Hampshire, who best exemplifies the qualities of interest, enthusiasm and potential in the discipline of mathematics education. The recipient is selected by the mathematics education faculty.

ROBERT E. HOUSTON JR. SCHOLARSHIP
Professor Houston, who taught in the UNH physics department for 33 years, established this award. The Robert E. Houston Jr. Scholarship is presented to the junior physics major, preferably from New Hampshire, who best exemplifies the qualities of interest, enthusiasm, and potential in the discipline of physics. The recipient is selected by the physics faculty.

MAVIS HOWARD FOSTER SCHOLARSHIP
Receiving students must have a record of outstanding academic achievement and be from New Hampshire.

FRED G. AND GERTRUDE A. HOWELL SCHOLARSHIP
Fred G. Howell graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1935 with a degree in chemistry and worked in spectroscopy for the military, where he met Gertrude. The Fred G. and Gertrude A. Howell Scholarship was created to provide support for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Support is limited to tuition, books, conferences, and equipment.

INTEROPERABILITY SCHOLARSHIP
The Interoperability (IOL) Scholarship was established with IOL funds to provide meritorious scholarship support to student employees of the IOL at UNH.  Recipients must be enrolled in a college at UNH, be in good academic standing and have a demonstrated record of high performance.

LEROY F. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
The Leroy F. Johnson Scholarship was established by the bequest of Marion Johnson in memory of her husband. Awards are made to students who are either entering, or currently enrolled in civil engineering. Recipients must be residents of Manchester, NH, and graduates of Manchester schools.

TENHO S. KAUPPINEN STUDENT FUND
The Kauppinen Student Fund was created in Memoriam to Tenho Kauppinen. This fund represents an appropriate opportunity to remember Kauppinen's devotion to the welfare of students of Technology.

CHRISTOPHER G. KELLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was formed to honor Christopher Kelley who was a non-traditional student. He went back to school as a young husband and father realizing the value of an education to promote his career in civil engineering.

ROBERT CARROLL KIMBALL SCHOLARSHIP
After graduating from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences in 1954, he was employed as an engineer at Hercules, Inc., of Radford, Virginia, for 33 years. The Robert Carroll Kimball Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in his memory with gifts from family and friends.

ALBERT KINGSBURY MEMORIAL AWARD
In 1950, the class of 1899, in cooperation with students and friends, contributed to a fund in memory of Albert Kingsbury, an inventor and former professor in mechanical engineering. This award is made annually to a senior in mechanical engineering.

WILLIAM E. KNOX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
William E. Knox received an electrical engineering degree from UNH in 1922. A scholarship fund was established in his name in 1981 by Mrs. William E. Knox of Jamesburg, NJ. The scholarships, based partly on academic merit, are awarded to students in electrical engineering.

MARIE LOUISE LANGELIER SCHOLARSHIP
In 1980, Wilfred F. Langelier of Oakland, California, established a Charitable Annuity Trust Agreement with the university in memory of his wife. Awards are made to undergraduate students, preferably from New England, who are concentrating in chemistry, environmental engineering, or chemical engineering.

WILLIAM S. LAW SCHOLARSHIP
William S. Law, a 1934 graduate of UNH, established a scholarship fund to assist the university in offering a high quality education to its undergraduate engineering students.

JAMES LEITZEL AWARD
The James R.C. Leitzel Award is made to an outstanding mathematics undergraduate. It is funded by the mathematics faculty in honor of their late colleague, Professor James Leitzel, who was nationally known for his expertise in mathematics scholarship.

S. ROBERT LEVINE AND CRAIG R. BENSON TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Established in honor of its founders by Cabletron Systems Inc. (now Enterasys Networks Inc.), the S. Robert Levine and Craig R. Benson Technology Scholarship provides scholarship support for undergraduate students studying computer science or another computer technology-related field. Awards are based on academic merit, with preference to students from New Hampshire with financial need.

HAROLD MCKINLEY LANDER SCHOLARSHIP
This is a scholarship given to a student of academic merit.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is made by the department to an undergraduate in recognition of academic achievement and service to the mechanical engineering professional community.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FOR INSPIRATION AND RECOGNITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (FIRST) ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
This award was established by the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department to recognize incoming first year students who have demonstrated academic excellence and participated in FIRST Robotics Competition(s) (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge(s) (FTC).

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SERVICE AWARD
This award is made by the department to an undergraduate who has performed outstanding service to the mechanical engineering professional community.

THEODORE E. MEINELT SR. SCHOLARSHIP
This award is given by the Meinelt family to a deserving student in electrical engineering whose interest is in efficient power generation, transmission or management.

JOHN AND ROSE MENDELSOHN KURTZ SCHOLARSHIP
Herman M. Kurtz established the John and Rose Mendelsohn Kurtz Endowed Scholarship in memory of his parents. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences who exhibit exceptional scholarship and leadership abilities.

ALICE MARGARETTE MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP
The Alice Margarette Mitchell Scholarship was established by Marion Mitchell Cutts in memory of her sister, Alice Margarette Mitchell. The recipients of this award are selected by the faculty in the Marine Sciences Program.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION SCHOLARSHIP
The National Association of Women in Contruction Scholarship is awarded to a student entering her junior or senior year in college with an interest in a construction related field.

NATIONAL PRIME USERS GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of the National Prime Users Group Endowed Scholarship is to provide meritorious scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Recipients must demonstrate academic achievement. Awards are renewable, and may be made to more than one recipient each year. The Director of Research Computing shall be responsible for the selection of recipients.

DONALD O'BRIEN FUND
The Donald G. O'Brien Fund was established at the University of New Hampshire through the generosity of Donald G. O'Brien. The purpose of the fund is to encourage undergraduate students in CEPS to pursue liberal arts studies as part of their curriculum. Typical expenditures are for scholarships, course development, travel grants, and planning grants.

DONALD F. OTHMER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Donald F. Othmer Academic Excellence Award recognizes the scholastic achievements of the chemical engineering junior who has attained the highest scholastic rating during the freshman and sophomore years. The recipient receives an American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award consisting of a certificate of recognition and a copy of the Chemical Engineering Handbook.

MAURICE PAIGE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving undergraduate student who is a New Hampshire resident.

JOE AND NANCY PATERNO SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 1989 by Joe '63 and Nancy Paterno, this scholarship provides support to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an engineering degree program within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Recipients must demonstrate a financial need, be a resident of New Hampshire, and exemplify the highest standards of academic excellence. 

DR. RUTH PETERS MEMORIAL AWARD
In 1964, Dr. Mary Fieser established an award in memory of her sister, Dr. Ruth Peters, who had taught mathematics at UNH. One of Dr. Peters' prime interests was discovering outstanding students and encouraging their development. This award is made to a student majoring in mathematics who has a deep interest in mathematics and shows signs of creativity.

PHILLIPS FAMILY FUND FOR ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
This fund was established to provide a flexible source of discretionary income for CEPS.  Special consideration is given to the support of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science.

PHYSICS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is made by the department to an undergraduate in recognition of academic achievement and service to the physics professional community.

ST. ONGE BOOK AWARD
In 1968, the physics faculty established an award (later renamed to honor Prof. Richard St. Onge) to recognize the outstanding freshman in Physics 407‑408.

RICHARD N. ST. ONGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Dana Schow, who received physics degrees from UNH in 1962 & '67, has established a scholarship fund in fond memory of Dr. Richard Norbert St. Onge, UNH physics professor. Mr. Schow remembers Dr. St. Onge as a brilliant, creative, talented, high-energy physicist who was beloved by students and staff alike. The scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate physics students of academic merit.

RICHARD N. ST. ONGE PHYSICS AWARD
In 1968, the physics faculty established an award to recognize the outstanding student in Physics 407-408. In 1975, the award was renamed to honor Dr. Richard St. Onge, a faculty member of the Physics Department, who had taught physics 407-408 in a creative and intellectually stimulating way for many years.

STEPHEN M. SAWYER MEMORIAL AWARD
The Stephen M. Sawyer Memorial Award is presented to a junior or senior Civil Engineering major who, in the opinion of the faculty, has demonstrated outstanding skills in applying computers or computer methods to civil engineering problems. The award is named for the late Stephen M. Sawyer, B.S. '91, M.S. '94.

SFC ENGINEERING COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP
SFC Engineering Partnership, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary engineering and land surveying firm headquartered in Manchester, NH. The firm and the employees are proactive in the engineering community. With this in mind SFC has established a scholarship program specifically for students enrolled in UNH's Civil Engineering Program.

LUTHER AND RUTH CROSS SHATTERLY SCHOLARSHIP
Ruth Cross Shatterly, a 1941 graduate of the university, has established a scholarship fund in memory of her father, George G. Cross, Sr., a former electrical engineer. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students in mechanical engineering or civil engineering.

SHUTTLEWORTH SCHOLARSHIP
Clarence G. Shuttleworth received a chemical engineering degree from the university in 1923. He and his wife Eleanor endowed a scholarship fund to provide financial support for chemical engineering students working on research or other projects.

JOHN H. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
John H. Smith received a UNH degree in mechanical engineering in 1950. He is the founder and owner of Portland Valve Incorporated, a company that designs and manufactures valves for nuclear submarines. Mr. Smith has established a fund that provides scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP, BOSTON POST
Students from environmental and civil engineering are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by writing an essay. The students are interviewed by a Board of Directors from the Society before a selection is made.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP, NEW YORK POST
The Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship was established in 1973 for undergraduate engineering majors. An award is made annually to an undergraduate student majoring in any of the engineering disciplines.

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS
The Society of Women Engineers exists at UNH to provide support, encouragement and education to women who pursue engineering and technology fields of study and work.This scholarship is awarded to students who, along with academic achievement, serve SWE and the surrounding area above and beyond what is required.

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS - BOSTON
The Boston Section of SWE occasionally awards a one-time scholarship to a female junior or senior student studying in a field of engineering. Not offered every year.

CHARLES M: SON GEWERTZ SCHOLARSHIP
This fund was established through the generosity of Anna-Lisa Gotschlish in memory of her late father, Charles M:son Gewertz, professor of electrical engineering. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide support to students pursuing a major in electrical & computer engineering.

STEM FIRST SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is offered to FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge Alumni who are current University of NH students pursuing a degree in STEM fields. The students will demonstrate academic achievement and potential as well as commitment to the mission of FIRST and the ideals of social responsibility and innovation.

EDWARD STOLWORTHY SCHOLARSHIP
E. Howard Stolworthy devoted over 60 years of service to the University of New Hampshire, 46 of these years as a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department. In 1985, Professor Stolworthy established a scholarship to aid any student in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences who had shown a desire to further the interests of the College.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
SENH established this scholarship to help support students that have designated structural engineering to be the focus of their civil engineering education. The scholarship also acknowledges students for their scholastic and extra-curricular achievements.

GEORGE A. TAFT SCHOLARSHIP
George Taft received UNH electrical engineering degrees in 1965 and '68 and went on to have a long and successful career as an executive with Sanders and Lockheed Martin. A scholarship in his memory was established by his wife, Linda, and children Michael and Jennifer, all graduates of UNH. The scholarship provides financial assistance to electrical engineering students of high academic standing.

THERESA TAYLOR COLE AND LYNNE TAYLOR BEMIS SCHOLARSHIP
This fund was established by Theresa Cole and her husband, Martin in honor of two sisters who graduated from UNH.  The purpose is to advance the University’s academic priority for admitting a diverse student body in chemistry, physics or the engineering sciences.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY, LOCAL SECTION SCHOLARSHIP
The Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Institute is a national organization related to the paper industry with a number of Student Chapters located in U.S. universities. The Maine-New Hampshire Chapter of the TAPPI has established an endowment fund at UNH to provide scholarships to students in chemical engineering for academic and extracurricular achievements and for involvement in the student TAPPI Chapter.

DINESH S. THAKUR SCHOLARSHIP FOR BIOENGINEERING
This scholarship is to provide meritorious support to undergraduate students with a preference for those majoring in bioengineering.

PETER AND PAULA VOSOTAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This award is given to a student from New Hampshire who has successfully completed their first two years in an engineering major.

FREDERICK WAITE SCHOLARSHIPS
Frederick Waite was a graduate of the class of 1927 in Chemistry. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to an undergraduate student entering his or her junior or senior year of study in chemical engineering.

DR. GEORGE T. WILDMAN SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship established to provide financial support to undergraduate CEPS students.

FREDERICK N. WALKER, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
Frederick N. Walker, Jr., was a graduate of the Class of 1933 in electrical engineering and a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force. Upon his death in 1995, his bequest established scholarships in his name for fostering the education of students in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

WILLIAM WEAVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
William H. Weaver graduated from UNH in 1963 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and went on to earn an M.S. in Sanitary Engineering from Harvard University in 1964. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Battalion. At the time of his death in 1967, he was Vice President of the Weaver Brothers Construction Company in Concord, New Hampshire. His friends and colleagues in the New Hampshire Good Roads Association established a scholarship fund in his name. The scholarships are designed to aid Civil Engineering students with an interest in highway-related fields.

WINCHESTER R. WOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Winchester R. Wood Book Award was established in 1969 by family and friends of Winchester R. Wood (Class of '30) for the purpose of purchasing books. In 1972 the award was changed to a memorial scholarship awarded annually to outstanding engineering students.

DOUGLAS R. WOODWARD SCHOLARSHIP
In 1934 Douglas R. Woodward earned his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University. He enjoyed a career as a water resource engineer with the U.S. Geological Survey, as well as a career in public office that included serving in the NH House of Representatives from 1982 to 1986. Mr. Woodward wishes to perpetuate the educational opportunities available to students, as he too was helped by the College at a critical time in his life.

JOHN B. AND MARTHA M.W. ZOCCHI SCHOLARSHIP
John Bernard Zocchi, Jr., who already had an engineering education provided through military experience, earned a bachelor's degree in business in 1949 and a master's in economics in 1954 from UNH. Always using his engineering background, Mr. Zocchi had a successful career working for General Electric and eventually established his own business, Insul-Tab, Inc., in Woburn, Massachusetts. After the death of his first wife, John married Martha Maria Wolfram Zocchi. Mrs. Zocchi received her bachelor's degree as a nontraditional student and values the accessibility of public education. The Zocchis share a deep commitment to higher education and wish to provide financial support to students who have the ability to succeed.

GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

CIVIL ENGINEERING GRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Civil Engineering Student Achievement Award is made by the department to a graduate student in recognition of outstanding scholarship.

PEDRO A. DE ALBA SCHOLARSHIP
This fund was established in honor of Professor Pedro de Alba who taught civil engineering at UNH for 33 years.  Dr. de Alba was an outstanding teacher, a scholar and, above all, a gentleman. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in geotechnical engineering and a passion for the arts.

JONATHAN W. HERNDON SCHOLARSHIP 
Jonathan Herndon, a member of the class of 1992, established the Jonathan W. Herndon Scholarship in 1994.  This fund provides financial support to promising Master's degree students who are recommended by the department

DOROTHY KITTREDGE MEMORIAL FUND
This fund was established in the memory of Dorothy Kittredge, who was a thirty year veteran to the University. The scholarship is to provide support to graduate students with preference to those who share Dorothy’s enthusiasm for community outreach and volunteerism.

RICHARD LYCZAK TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD 
Dr. Richard Lyczak taught in the Computer Science Department for nearly 10 years prior to his tragic death in January 1994.  Dick was an excellent and dedicated teacher who was particularly committed to bringing the knowledge of computers to non-technical students.  He was also committed to improving the teaching skills of all the instructors who worked for him.  The Richard Lyczak Memorial Teaching Award honors a Computer Science teaching assistant whose performance in the classroom exemplifies the qualities that made Dick such an asset to the Department and the University.

KAREN L. VON DAMM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
This fund was established to provide support to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Earth Sciences department with a preference given to those with an interest in Oceanography, Marine Science or Geochemistry.