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2013 Finalists Left to right, BACK: Christopher Wingate-A; Kai Salmela-A*; Kyle Tornow-A*;FRONT: Tejas Ulavi-E*; Angela Taffe-A; Jessica Andrejasich-A; Meagan Young-E; Christopher Brenny-A (Selin Tosun-E not pictured) (architecture-A, engineering-E, recipient *)

2013 Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship Finalists and Recipients

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Thomas F. Ellerbe (TFE) scholarship. The TFE Scholarship Foundation was initially funded by the Ellerbe Associates, Inc. firm in 1981 to honor Tom Ellerbe, 88 years old at the time, for his ongoing generosity of personally giving full year scholarships to worthy University of Minnesota and Notre Dame architectural students. The TFE scholarship also includes engineering students. To date there have been 15 engineering and 48 architectural recipients receiving a total of $133,000 in awards.

This year’s award celebration was held at the School of Architecture on Tuesday evening February 26. There were six architectural and three engineering finalists representing excellence in their student careers at the U of M. The basic assessment criteria for judging the architectural portfolios was: rigor of design, general creativity, clarity of presentation, and range of challenges explored. Through a juried process, Kai Salmela and Kyle Tornow were both chosen to be architectural scholarship recipients. The basic assessment criteria for judging the engineering submissions was: general creativity in scientific breakthrough thinking and research that has the potential to positively impact the sustainability of the built environment. Through that process, Tejas Ulavi was chosen to be the engineering scholarship recipient.

The TFE scholarship is administered by the Minnesota Architectural Foundation. This year's scholarship was enhanced by a special gift of $1,000 from AIA National's Component Scholarship Grant program.

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Finalists left to right, BACK: Binh K. Lieu (eng), *Meggen Skilling (arch), Cody Stadler (arch), *Brian Jennissen (eng), FRONT: Dawn Keeler (arch), Kevin Ellingson (arch), Bjorn Olson (arch), *Benjamin Garrison (arch) (*indicates recipient)

 

2012 Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship Finalists and Recipients

This 2012 award celebration was held at AECOM (formerly known as Ellerbe Becket). There were six architectural and two engineering finalists representing excellence in their student careers at the U of M. The basic assessment criteria for judging the architectural portfolios was: rigor of design, general creativity, clarity of presentation, and range of challenges explored. Through a juried process, Benjamin Garrison and Meggen Skilling were both chosen to be architectural scholarship recipients. The basic assessment criteria for judging the engineering submissions was: general creativity in scientific breakthrough thinking and research that has the potential to positively impact the sustainability of the built environment. Through that process, Brian Jennissen was chosen to be the engineering scholarship recipient.

 

 

Historical List of Thomas F. Ellerbe Scholarship Recipients (updated 3/18/13)