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GAI Consultants Awards Annual Scholarships to Area Students
GAI awards annual scholarship/internship to two local aspiring engineering and environmental professionals.
The GAI Engineering & Environmental Sciences Scholarship Program awards a $5,000 scholarship and paid internship to each of the qualified engineering and environmental sciences students selected from the Pittsburgh area. The 2012 recipients, James Walbert, a sophomore from Point Park University, and Heather Ludwig, a junior from the University of Pittsburgh, are working in GAI’s Homestead office during the 10-week summer session. Currently in its fourth year, the scholarship program has fostered five full-time employees to date.
“GAI believes in the importance of investing in our future leaders,” offers President and CEO, Gary DeJidas, P.E. “Each scholarship winner shows tremendous promise in the engineering and science fields, and we are excited to help advance these talented individuals’
The annual scholarships are presented to the selected college students for tuition and/or general living expenses. Upon attaining their degree, interns are considered for full-time employment at any of GAI’s offices, spread across 11 states in the Northeastern, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States. Current scholarship winner James Walbert has been asked to stay on part-time for the remainder of the summer as part of GAI’s Northeast Energy-Transmission Line Engineering and Structures group.
“The scholarship winners have the opportunity to work with each of GAI’s technical groups to determine which specialty suits them best,” explains Chief Human Resources Officer, David Mollish. "This is our way of giving promising candidates a chance to excel and gain real-world experience."
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