Department of Highways, District 10
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announces Recipients of Civil Engineering Scholarships; Scholarship offered to Chase Fugate of Breathitt County

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 12, 2005  
Contact Information:  Doug Hogan

Executive Director

Office of Public Affairs

(502) 564-3419
 


Frankfort, Kentucky (September 12, 2005) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has recently awarded civil engineering scholarships to 21 students in the Commonwealth.   Chase Fugate of Breathitt County is one of the students who received a scholarship. The students were chosen by university administrators from over 70 applicants.

            The civil engineering scholarship program is the oldest and largest in the nation.  In addition to providing for in-school expenses, students have opportunities for summer employment and a job with the cabinet when they graduate.  The students can receive funding for up to five years of schooling, for a total value of up to $42,400.  Since 1948, the Transportation Cabinet has given more than 1,400 scholarships, valued at over $10 million in educational support. 

            Of this year's scholarship class, students will be attending the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. Most of the recipients will be college freshmen this fall and they will be enrolled in engineering programs at these universities.  Some of the students are already employed this summer with the cabinet.

            "If it weren't for this scholarship program, I would not have the opportunity to be an engineer today. Many of these students have similar experiences," said Jo Anne Tingle, the cabinet's scholarship program manager.  "This program is a win-win for the Transportation Cabinet and the universities the students are attending.  By making this opportunity available to Kentucky students, we are furthering the entire engineering profession. We look forward to employing some great engineers from this group!"

            The scholarship program provides a source of new engineers for the cabinet.  With 428 engineers, the Transportation Cabinet employs the most engineers of any cabinet in state government. More information on the scholarship program is available at www.transportation.ky.gov/highways/scholarship.asp.