Eisenhower Transportation Program Scholarships


Contact: Laura Carlson-Weiner,

School of Engineering and Technology

Development Director

(323) 343-4494

FAX (323) 343-4555

Cal State L.A. Engineering Students Studying Transportation

Receive $68,800 in Scholarships from the

Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

Los Angeles, CA -- March 13, 1996 -- The Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) has recently awarded five students from
the School of Engineering and Technology at California State University,
Los Angeles the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation
Fellowship award
, totaling $68,800 in scholarships. The recipients
are Los Angeles residents Walter Madrid, Ed Curtis,
Marco Guiterrez, Glenford Gillette and Alhambra
resident Jalaine Quintrell. The students are from
varied engineering disciplines such as Civil, Mechanical and Electrical

The scholarships provide each student with $13,760 which covers
tuition, fees, stipend, project expenses, on-site short term assignment
with a transportation organization, and a career exploration and
orientation trip. The recipients have already attended this year's
Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The scholarships were awarded through the efforts of Pasadena
resident Hassan Hashemian, CSLA Civil Engineering Professor,
who has received a Faculty Fellowship to attend transportation
conferences. Hashemian is the Director of the CSLA Eisenhower
Transportation Fellowship Program and maintains contact with all
five students. He serves as their mentor and provides recommendations
on their projects. In addition, he has written another grant
for continued support for the '96-'97 academic year.

The Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program is for full-time
college juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.0,
who have an interest in pursuing careers in the transportation
industry. One objective of the program is to attract the nation's
brightest minds to the fields of transportation. The program
encompasses all areas of transportation and offers Post-Doctorate
and Faculty Fellowships to enhance the careers of transportation

For more information about the Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Program, contact CSLA Professor Hassan Hashemian at (323) 343-4499.

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