L-3 Cincinnati Electronics is funding a new University of Cincinnati scholarship which provides financial support to first year female engineering students.
JANUARY 3, 2017, CINCINNATI, OH—Addressing the need for diversity and the difficulty in finding female engineers, L-3 Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE) has partnered with the University of Cincinnati (UC), the UC Foundation and the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) in the creation of a scholarship which provides support to first year female engineering students. The ability for L-3 CE to extend co-op opportunities to the Scholars served also as an inspiration for the creation of this scholarship, spearheaded by Karen Lipscomb, the L-3 CE Talent Acquisition Lead.
Beginning in academic year 2016-17, the scholarship awards for a maximum of two semesters and is preferable to incoming female freshman in electrical engineering at UC CEAS. Deserving students are selected by the appropriate admissions officials based on financial need, academic accomplishments during the high school career, community service, and perceived potential.
L-3 President Russ Walker reflects, “Our desire in the creation of the UC scholarship is to provide support to first year female engineers who display a determined personal and academic passion and could benefit from financial assistance. L-3 Cincinnati Electronics desires to recruit more female engineers and broaden our workforce. Workforce diversity brings diversity of thought and innovation, allowing us to remain at the technological forefront and change our world through our technology.”