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Established 2001


Established by William C. Kerchner (BSEE '69), this scholarship is given once every four years.


  • Must maintain a 3.25 GPA
  • Must remain in EC

Selection Process:

All applications are reviewed for the incoming freshmen scholarships. Applicants are ranked on the College of Engineering PGPA (predicted GPA), which is a calculation based on the student's high school GPA, class ranking, and ACT/SAT scores. The number is weighted to judge math scores higher as they are more relevant to the study of engineering. The ECE department solicits (via email) further information, including an essay and a letter of reference from the top 75 applicants. The scholarship committee reviews these essays and letters in order to decide the recipients of the freshmen scholarships.


The recipient(s) will be recognized at the annual spring ECE Awards and Recognition Banquet.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2019-2020 Shree Samavedhi
2017-2019 Annika Dugad
2012-2015 Laura Galbraith
2010-2014 Ronald Meyer
2006-2010 Brian Chung
2002-2006 Jonathan Santos