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Pratt & Whitney Establishes Scholarships for University of Hartford Mechanical Engineering Students

November 19, 2019
students in front of banner
From Left to Right: Sean Bradley ’21, Rasheed Kelly ’22, Rayanne Mcfarlane ’21, Keanu Alcoces ’22, and Raynard Doughty ’21

From Pratt & Whitney Release:

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies (UTX), today gifted $100,000 to a scholarship program for students in the University of Hartford’s Mechanical Engineering program in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA).

The scholarship program aims to foster diversity and inclusion in the field of engineering. Six sophomores and juniors have been awarded $10,000 scholarships and named Pratt & Whitney Scholars. The remaining scholarship funds will be used for scholarships in future academic years. Scholarship recipients can be sophomores, juniors or seniors and must be declared Mechanical Engineering majors. Students are nominated by Mechanical Engineering faculty and Hisham Alnajjar, dean of CETA, and the final recipients are reviewed and selected by the University and Pratt & Whitney.

“These well-deserving students were selected from a pool of outstanding Mechanical Engineering students at the College. We are thrilled that Pratt & Whitney is offering such a generous scholarship to University of Hartford students, and that they will have the excellent opportunity to make connections with the world-class engineering team at Pratt & Whitney,” said Hisham Alnajjar, dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture at University of Hartford.

As part of the scholarship program, the recipients will have the opportunity to network with Pratt & Whitney executives and potential hiring managers and are encouraged to apply for internships and full-time employment opportunities.

 “Pratt & Whitney’s diverse workforce is a key driver of innovation and critical to our continued success,” said Chris Kmetz, vice president of Engineering, Module Centers, Pratt & Whitney. “We are excited to offer scholarships to high-potential University of Hartford students to support the next generation of young professionals in STEM careers.”

Student recipients included Sean Bradley ’21, Rayanne Mcfarlane ’21, Grace Sierra ’22, Rasheed Kelly ’22, Keanu Alcoces ’22, and Raynard Doughty II ’21.

Pratt & Whitney Scholars Luncheon (Photos by Nasr Kamar ’20)

From Left to Right: Ted Mattern (Pratt & Whitney), Dean Hisham Alnajjar (University of Hartford), Chris Kmetz (Pratt & Whitney), and Kristine Bankowski (Pratt & Whitney)

Student recipients with members from Pratt & Whitney and College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA).

Chris Kmetz, vice president of Engineering, Module Centers, Pratt & Whitney with Sean Bradley ’21 and Rasheed Kelly ’22.

Members from Pratt & Whitney, College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), and University of Hartford.

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