2017-18 WRI Education Foundation Scholarship Applications are available.

HARTFORD, Conn.  December 31, 2016 -- ​​The Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Education Foundation is sponsoring scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 for engineering students seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees in civil or structural engineering. As the concrete construction industry's leading advocate for structural welded wire reinforcement (SWWR), WRI knows the value of a well reinforced foundation, whether it's to support a building or build a career.


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Scholarships Awarded by WRI Education Foundation

HARTFORD, Conn.  Aug. 12, 2016 -- The Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Education Foundation, has announced $12,000 in scholarships for four students pursuing engineering studies.  This is the 12th year for the program, which has awarded in excess of $150,000 in scholarship proceeds since its inception.

2016 recipients include: 

  • High school graduates - Ryan Albert, of Wimberly, TX, who will attend Texas A&M University at College Station; and Courtney Kernc, of Chardon, OH, who will attend University of Cincinnati.
  • Undergraduates - Sarah Mullins, of Mishawaka, IN, who attends University of Cincinnati; and Zachary Whitley, of St. Joseph, MN, who attends the University of Minnesota – Duluth.  Both anticipate receiving their undergraduate degrees in the spring of 2017.

"It’s always a privilege for WRI to extend this scholarship opportunity – this year to four exceptional students committed to structural and civil engineering studies," said WRI chairman David Weinand. "The WRI Foundation scholarships were established to encourage and advance the study of civil and structural engineering, while generally raising awareness among engineers about the applications and benefits of structural Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR)."

WWR is steel reinforcement used across the full range of concrete construction. Unlike competitive products, it is cold-worked, giving it higher yield strength, and is produced in preformed sheets that eliminate time-consuming job-site layout and tying.

The WRI Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, formed for the specific purpose of funding and awarding these scholarships to qualified high school seniors, as well as current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in structural and/or civil engineering in the U.S. and Canada.  Scholarships are awarded for a specified single academic year and paid by the Foundation directly to the university or college designated by the recipient.

Interested candidates may obtain an application form in January from the WRI website at: http://www.wirereinforcementinstitute.org/scholarship.html . The deadline is April 1 each year. Direct questions to wrischolar@wirereinforcementinstitute.org, or 1-860-240-9545.

For More Information:
Barbara Puffer
Wire Reinforcement Institute
P: 203-457-0231/203-494-2765
E: pufferpro@snet.net

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