HAMMOND – David G. Sedrak of Schererville, a Purdue University Northwest mechanical engineering student, has received a $6,000 Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation Steel Intern Scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded annually to talented, dedicated engineering students as encouragement to pursue careers within the steel industry and take advantage of internship opportunities and financial assistance. Scholarship recipients also must commit to a paid summer internship at a North American steel company or industrial supplier.
“This scholarship provides students an opportunity to work with industry, gain hands-on experience and prepare for the workforce,” Purdue Northwest Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering George Nnanna said.
Previously, Sedrak received the 2015-16 AIST Foundation Steel Scholarship and the 2014-15 AIST Foundation William E. Schwabe Memorial Scholarship intended for deserving engineering, metallurgical or materials science students who demonstrate academic excellence and effective leadership abilities.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. The university was established in early 2016 by the unification of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. With more than 15,000 students and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.