About this Scholarship
The Drew Mahedy Scholarship for Civic Engagement in Engineering Fund honors Drew Mahedy, a 2011 graduate of the Ecological Engineering program. Drew joined the FLOWS lab at Portland State University after leaving OSU where he earned his Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After graduation, Mr. Mahedy joined the Pacific NW National Lab as a research associate until his passing in 2017. Drew was passionate about civil society and ways that individuals as well as civic and campus groups can work together to create positive change in supporting their communities. Drew cared deeply about public service, helping the underserved and those in need, and inspiring and collaborating with individuals in volunteerism.
Nature of the Award
The award shall consist of a cash award given to an undergraduate student enrolled in Ecological Engineering. The amount of the award will be dependent upon the annual income from the Drew Mahedy Scholarship for Civic Engagement in Engineering Fund that resides with the OSU Foundation. The name of the recipient and the year of the award will be inscribed on a plaque displayed in the Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering.
Ecological Engineering undergraduate student actively engaged in community via volunteer work (campus, local, regional or global), financial need or low-income. Cannot go to a graduating senior. The recipient must be enrolled as a full time student the term in which the award presentation is made and have at least one academic year left at OSU.
The Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering Scholarship Committee will make the selection of the recipient. Selection will be made based on scholarship, leadership and extra-curricular activities with preference given to students with financial need or low-income.
The first award was presented in 2018. It is presented at the annual Biological & Ecological Engineering Spring Awards Banquet. A student may apply for this award or be nominated by a fellow student or faculty member of the Biological & Ecological Engineering Department. A nomination packet will include a resume of the nominee, a letter of support from the major advisor, a copy of their most recent university transcript and no more than two letters of support.
Announcement and Publicity
Announcement of the award and the name of the recipient shall be facilitated through the Biological & Ecological Engineering Department.
Drew Mahedy Scholarship for Civic Engagement in Engineering Fund Recipients
- 2021 Isabella Ruikis
- 2020 Abigail Marx
- 2019 Kathleen Larson
- 2018 Julianne Robinson