We proudly award minority scholarships to three deserving recipients each year through the Edwin B. Hogan Memorial Scholarship and the Ohio Minority Engineering Studies Scholarship (OMESS). The two programs provide financial assistance, possible internships, and mentorship opportunities to minority students pursuing a degree in engineering or architecture-related fields while enrolled at an accredited Ohio college or university.  Below are this year’s winners!

Anthony Young, a University of Mount Union senior, was awarded the $5,000 Edwin B. Hogan Memorial Scholarship. Anthony is a defensive lineman for the University of Mount Union, majoring in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics, and is pursuing a minor in African studies. He skillfully balances academics, community service, and football while preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

Upon graduation in the spring, he is interested in giving back to his hometown of Alliance, OH. He has volunteered with the local parks in Alliance and the Alliance Community Pantry throughout college. He is a math tutor for middle school students through the Alliance City Navigators Program. Young’s engineering experience includes an on-site internship with the Ohio Department of Transportation. He also worked as a seasonal highway maintenance personnel for the Ohio Department of Transportation. Currently, Young is interning with Beaver Excavating Company in Canton, OH.

Ali Latimer, a senior at Kent State University, was awarded one of the $2,500 Ohio Minority Engineering Student Scholarships. She is majoring in construction management, hoping to open her own business of flipping affordable homes for her community. Ali is a first-generation college student projected to graduate this fall.

She has spent her college career working 50 hours a week while attending school full time. She has overcome significant obstacles during this time, but her busy schedule has not gotten in the way of volunteering with the City of Akron. Ali is currently interning with G. Stephens, Inc.

Her father and stepmom opened a non-profit called Steppingstone LLC, where they counsel individuals with mental health issues. She wants to intertwine her father’s non-profit with her passion for construction management to improve the community.

Luke Lasekan, a second-year student at The University of Cincinnati, was awarded one of the $2,500 Ohio Minority Engineering Student Scholarship. He is an honors scholar studying architectural engineering.

Luke is active at The University of Cincinnati, participating in the National Honors Society for Black Engineers and Engineers Without Borders. Luke would like to work closely with community leaders on community plants after graduation. He wants to give back to low-income communities and potentially work in Africa.

His father is from Nigeria. He respects all the adversity his father experienced while getting an exceptional education and providing opportunities for his family. Luke’s engineering experience includes a co-op with Dugan & Meyer LLC. He spends his free time volunteering at the Worthington Food Pantry, playing soccer, and making sure to take time for himself away from academics.