FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (April 12, 2019) – The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce it’s 2019-2020 fellowship and scholarship recipients. The ACI Foundation is a non-profit subsidiary of ACI that promotes progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry through strategic investments in research, scholarship, and ideas.

All Fellowship recipients receive a $10,000 – $15,000 US educational stipend; paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions; and assistance in finding an industry mentor. All Scholarship recipients receive a $5,000 educational stipend.

Since 2012 the ACI Foundation has given more than $500,000 dollars to more than 60 students from fellowships alone. Applications for the 2020-2021 fellowships and scholarships will open in July 2019.

2019-2020 Fellowship Recipients:

Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship: Ross Newsome, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Daniel W. Falconer Memorial Fellowship: Edvard Bruun, Princeton University
Don Marks Memorial Fellowship: Alec Derks, Saint Louis University
Elmer Baker Fellowship: Christopher Bick, University of Cincinnati
ACI Presidents’ Fellowship: Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza, University of Miami
Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship: Joseph DiBucci, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Baker Student Fellowship: Aaron Elliott, Pittsburg State University
Baker Student Fellowship: Ivy Thibodeaux, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Tribute to the Founders Fellowship: Hope Hall, Oklahoma State University
Darrell F. Elliott Louisiana Fellowship: Anne O’Donnell, University of Notre Dame
Middle Eastern Fellowship: Nancy Kachouh, United Arab Emirates University

2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients:
ACI Scholarship: Muhammad Faizon Qureshi, University of Toronto
ACI Scholarship: Jahanzaib, University of Toronto
Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship: Anthony P. Becerril, Purdue University
Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship: Aaron Miller, Georgia Institute of Technology
Schwing America Scholarship: Tyler Kleinsasser, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Stewart C. Watson Memorial Scholarship: Hosam Sennah, Ryerson University
Gene Corley Memorial Scholarship: Joshua Tomczak, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship: David Orense, University of Florida

ACI Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship awards are made possible through generous contributions by donors from the concrete community. Together, the Foundation and its supporters are strengthening the concrete industry by encouraging students to a professional career in the field of concrete. The ACI Foundation is leading the way to ensure a sustainable, successful future of the concrete industry by intentional and focused investments in people, research and technology.  More information about each fellowship and scholarship is available at