Full-tuition scholarship, paid internship available for engineering students from SSFM International
Leadership from SSFM International and the University of Guam at a meeting in January. (From left) Ujwalkumar D. Patil, assistant professor of civil engineering at UOG; Rizaldy Cortez, general manager; Gerard Bautista, senior manager; Joe Duenas, Pacific region manager, all three with SSFM International; John W. Jenson, director of the UOG Water & Environmental Research Institute; Thomas W. Krise, president of UOG; Michael P. Matsumoto, president and CEO of SSFM; Anita Borja Enriquez, senior vice president and provost at UOG; Ed Hipolito, senior project manager for SSFM; and Katrina Perez, executive director of the UOG Endowment Foundation.
Civil engineering majors have an opportunity to apply for a new scholarship from engineering and construction management firm SSFM International. The firm’s $31,300 donation will fund the full cost of tuition and fees for one eligible student per academic year. The company will also include a paid internship opportunity for an eligible student during his or her senior year.
“As a community partner on Guam, SSFM is very excited about this opportunity to support the UOG engineering program. An investment in the education of our young adults is an investment in Guam’s future,” said Michael P. Matsumoto, Hawaii-based president and CEO of SSFM International, which has offices in Hawaii, Guam, Manila, and Japan.
The SSFM International Engineering Scholarship is accepting applications now through June 5 through the UOG Endowment Foundation webpage. Applicants must be full-time students (taking at least 12 credit hours) in the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program and must already have 45 credit hours completed toward their degree.
“We are so thrilled with the very generous scholarship and internship SSFM International will make available to our civil engineering majors that will ultimately help build our local capacity in the engineering profession,” said Anita Borja Enriquez, senior vice president and provost at UOG. “We look forward to wonderful outcomes through this special partnership.”