The engineering student will go on to compete for a national ACEC scholarship to be awarded in October.
True specializes in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. True has a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He is a member in the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, an honor society for students who maintain a 3.5 g.p.a. or better and fall in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year of college.
“Nicholas is a leader but also a team member,” said Dr. Cecelia Wigal, Professor and Assistant Dean at UTC. “He knows where it is needed by the team and he follows when he knows another’s leadership skills are more needed than his.”
Previous scholarship winners have been students at Vanderbilt, Tennessee Tech, UT-Chattanooga and UT-Knoxville. In 2009, the winner of the Tennessee scholarship also won the national competition and received an additional $10,000 scholarship.
“For 12 years, ACEC of Tennessee has proven its commitment to providing for the future of the engineering profession through scholarships for Tennessee engineering students,” said Jerry Stump, chairman of the 2013 Scholarship Committee. “Our hope is that these scholarships will not only help these students achieve their career goals, but inspire the next generation to pursue careers in engineering.”
Founded in 1968, the ACEC of Tennessee is a statewide organization of approximately 100 engineering firms with chapters in Nashville, East Tennessee, Southeast Tennessee and Memphis. The organization works to improve business practices of engineering firms and to enhance public awareness and understanding of the value of engineering services.