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John A. Angold Graduate Engineering Scholarship

2017-2018 winners
From left to right: Associate Dean Ronaldo Maghirang, Mirza Ahammad Sharif, Jack Cunningham, Reza Sedaghat Shirazinejad, Tri Tran, Benjamin Nye 

DONOR: This scholarship was established by Art Grix Jr., and Linda Angold Grix of Gold River, CA. The endowed fund is in the memory of John A. Angold (’38, BS EE, retired after almost 42 years at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway).

PURPOSE:To provide financial assistance to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University for student support. 

ELIGIBILITY: The recipients of the scholarship will be graduate students in good standing at the university and majoring in any curriculum within the College of Engineering, whose area of study relates to the railroad industry, transit or transportation with railroad industry-related applicants receiving priority. The scholarship is for one year and can be renewed once during a degree program. Scholarship recipients will need to reapply for the second year of the scholarship.

TIMELINE: Nominations for this scholarship will be collected in the spring of each year. The selection process will be completed during the summer so funds will be awarded starting in the fall semester for the following academic year.

SUBMISSION OF NOMINATION MATERIALS: The materials noted below should be submitted in pdf format to ergp@k-state.edu by April 1. 

  1. Angold Graduate Engineering Scholarship application form
  2. Curriculum vita including academic history, publications, presentations, awards and honors, professional services, and professional experiences.
  3. Transcripts from K-State and other schools the applicant has attended (in English).
  4. Two letters of recommendation that support the student’s application packet. At least one of the letters should be from a K-State faculty member. Each letter should summarize the student’s qualifications highlighting exceptional achievement, describing the student’s potential as a researcher and indicating why the student deserves the award.

Previous Angold Scholarship Recipients

2017-18 academic year 

Mirza Ahammad Sharif, doctorate student in civil engineering researching railroad safety

Reza Sedaghat Shirazinejad, doctorate student in civil engineering researching speed limit change effect on traffic safety

Tri Tran, doctorate student in civil engineering researching geotechnical engineering

2017 fall semester 

Jack Cunningham, master's student in civil engineering researching wrong-way crashes in the State of Kansas

Benjamin Nye, master's student in civil engineering researching work zone safety and capacity

2017 spring semester

Adrijana Savic, doctorate student in civil engineering with a focus on structural engineering

James Scott, master's in civil engineering researching load-testing concrete railroad ties to determine the remaining effective prestress force

Lisa Shofstall, master's student in civil engineering inventorying Kansas' class III railroads and detecting ballast fouling using GPR

Md Zahidul Karim, doctorate student in civil engineering with a focus on geotechnical engineering

2016-17 academic year 

Lisa Shofstall, master's student in civil engineering inventorying Kansas' class III railroads and detecting ballast fouling using GPR

Yu-Szu Chen, doctorate student in civil engineering researching prestressed concrete railroad ties

2015-16 academic year

Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz, doctorate student in civil engineering researching transportation safety

2014-15 academic year

Matthew Williamson, doctorate student in civil engineering researching finite element modeling of asphalt concrete pavement structures