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28 CEAT students receive the Professionally Engineering the Future Scholarship

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Media Contact: Kristi Wheeler | Manager, CEAT Marketing and Communications | 405-744-5831 |

28 students from the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) at Oklahoma State University were recently awarded the Professionally Engineering the Future Scholarship from the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (OKPELS). 

This year, there were 55 total recipients from various universities including OSU, the University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Christian University. Of the 55 recipients, 28 were OSU students who received a total of $69,000 in scholarships. Since its inception four years ago, 58% of their scholarships have gone to OSU students, totaling $243,500 in awards.

Recipients received either $2,000 or $2,500 scholarships that can be used for tuition, fees, required supplies and book expenses. Aerospace engineering student Peyton Pierson received the first Bill Dickerson Memorial Award along with a $5,000 scholarship.  Board Chair Chuck Darr, P.E. explained that this special award was created to honor Dickerson’s lifelong love of the engineering profession and his passionate commitment to volunteer service working on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

“Being selected as one of the recipients of the Professionally Engineering the Future Scholarship is a great honor and solidifies my belief that hard work pays off,” Pierson said. “This award gives me the opportunity to focus on my education and work hard to give back to the community that inspired me to be here in the first place.”

OSU CEAT recipients of the scholarship:

Connor Allen — Chemical Engineering

Jason Aquino — Electrical Engineering

Ethan Biedenstein — Aerospace Engineering

Kyler Bridenstine — Aerospace Engineering

Bryce Brown — Mechanical Engineering

Isabell Cook — Computer Engineering

Marshall Cook — Mechanical Engineering

Brandon Craig — Mechanical Engineering Technology

Madison Eulberg — Electrical Engineering

Tionne Fultz — Chemical Engineering

Kennerly Holloway — Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Dominique Keller — Civil Engineering

Michael Lopez — Civil Engineering

Zeb McCollum — Electrical Engineering Technology

Lauren Millis — Industrial Engineering and Management

Hagen Patterson — Computer Engineering

Elam Pebworth — Aerospace Engineering

Zachary Pennington — Mechanical Engineering

Peyton Pierson — Aerospace Engineering

Christopher Ruggeri — Mechanical Engineering

Kai Smith — Civil Engineering

Seth Stone — Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Emily Taber — Aerospace Engineering

Remington Ward — Computer Engineering

Skylar Waters — Architectural Engineering

Kenya Williams — Mechanical Engineering Technology

Aubrey Wolfe — Chemical Engineering

Ryleigh Woody — Civil Engineering

The OKPELS Professionally Engineering the Future Scholarship was established in 2018 to benefit and support creative and diverse student leaders whose goals are directed towards professionally engineering the future through the principled practice of engineering as a future engineer intern and professional engineer. This scholarship is an endowed fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF). To apply for future scholarships, visit

To be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Students must be attending a university in Oklahoma and enrolled in an undergraduate professional degree program accredited by EAC/ABET or ETAC/ABET for Engineering or Engineering Technology.
  • Students must be going full time and pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  • The scholarship is available to all eligible applicants entering their third, fourth or fifth year of school in fall 2022.
  • Applicants must have a collegiate GPA ≥ 2.5.
  • Financial need is considered.
  • Preference may be given to students who have graduated from an Oklahoma high school.
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