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USF Society of Professional Engineers, led by President Simon Restrepo (front left)
Engineering Scholarships
A degree in engineering not only takes a lot of time and effort, but it also takes a lot of cash—the kind of funds that not many young people have, particularly in this tough economy. But some generous donors are making a difference for over a hundred USF Engineering students, and they met face to face recently. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to that meeting and introduces you to one such lucky scholarship recipient.

On the Radio

Poster for USF College of Engineering Heart of Gold ceremony (courtesy USF College of Engineering)
Engineering Scholarships

With today’s one-two punch of a stagnant economy and increasing tuition costs, college scholarships are more important than ever. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at how corporate and individual gifts are helping USF Engineering students afford their education.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

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Dr. John Wiencek, Dean of the USF College of Engineering, talks about why these scholarships are so important to both students and the donors behind them.

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Robert Garcia, Vice President for Tampa Bay Trane and a graduate of the USF College of Engineering, explains why he supports his alma mater and what he thinks about its students.


For more information

USF College of Engineering scholarship website

USF Racing website

University Beat report on Marshall Scholar, Jean Weatherwax



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