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Posted: 05/01/2017

Doosan Bobcat North America awards STEM scholarships to first- and second-year NDSU students

Doosan Bobcat 2017 NDSU Scholars group image

Doosan Bobcat North America and North Dakota State University (NDSU) have announced the 2017 scholarship recipients benefiting from an endowment largely funded by Doosan Bobcat.

The program is a continuation of Doosan Bobcat’s commitment to present scholarships to NDSU students for educational studies focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In 2015, Doosan Bobcat pledged $3 million and the state of North Dakota matched the donation, adding $1.5 million — making the combined gift of $4.5 million the single largest gift to establish a scholarship endowment in NDSU history.

This year’s scholarship distribution will award $2,000 to 19 first-year students. Scholarship recipients and their declared majors are:

  • Nicholas Berg, Revere, Minnesota; civil engineering
  • Jakub Bodziachowski, Tower City, North Dakota; computer science
  • Thomas Cameron Jr., Cambridge, Minnesota; mechanical engineering
  • Joseph Eicher, Saint Michael, Minnesota; electrical engineering
  • Joshua Frelich, Devils Lake, North Dakota; civil engineering
  • Charles Frost, Battle Lake, Minnesota; mechanical engineering
  • Matthew Hansen, Fargo, North Dakota; mathematics
  • Cole Harmer, Baxter, Minnesota; mechanical engineering
  • Kaitlin Hennen, Blaine, Minnesota; civil engineering
  • Trevor Jacklitch, Fargo, North Dakota; computer science
  • Erik Karl, Roseau, Minnesota; industrial engineering and management
  • Jarrett Louwagie, Clarkfield, Minnesota; civil engineering
  • Alex Lundeen, Lino Lakes, Minnesota; mechanical engineering
  • Levi Morlock, Prior Lake, Minnesota; mechanical engineering
  • Michael Murphy, Princetown, Minnesota; mechanical engineering
  • Kyle Nietfeld, Melrose, Minnesota; mathematics
  • Connor O’Fallon, Shakopee, Minnesota; mathematics
  • Brady Whitney, Morristown, Minnesota; computer science
  • Jonah Zimmerman, Hazen, North Dakota; mechanical engineering

Doosan Bobcat awarded $2,000 to nine second-year students. Scholarship recipients and their declared majors are:

  • Calvin Aichele, Beulah, North Dakota; agricultural and biosystems engineering
  • Jack Baker, Kasson, Minnesota; computer science
  • Danielle Girtz, Becker, Minnesota; marketing
  • Alex Johnson, Circle Pines, Minnesota; mechanical engineering
  • Jackson Kimball, Osage, Minnesota; computer science
  • Samuel Pasco, Hutchinson, Minnesota; mechanical engineering
  • Amber Pliscott, Osceola, Wisconsin; mechanical engineering
  • Makala Simon, Saint Augusta, Minnesota; civil engineering
  • Alexander Tostenson, Perham, Minnesota; mechanical engineering

Support of STEM programs continues to be a key area of focus of Doosan Bobcat community involvement initiatives, especially those at the collegiate level, because they help generate community growth and fuel innovation. These educational and research areas are important to the company’s continued growth and success.

“As a company, we want to do everything we can to support those who are looking to pursue STEM-related positions to build a sustainable long-term workforce,” said Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “That’s why we made the investment in the NDSU STEM scholarship program and invested in students who have the potential to improve and innovate not only our companies but our communities, five, 10, and 20 years from now.”

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