Memorial Scholarship Application
Paul J. Koessler was chairman of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority when he passed away in July 2008 at the age of 71. He served on the Board of Directors for eight years.
Mr. Koessler was a successful businessman as former president and chief operating officer of Greater Buffalo Press. He was devoted to Buffalo and Western New York; a very involved civic leader serving on numerous boards and committees. He was committed to education, donating generously to educational institutions as well as many other philanthropic causes.
In honor of his work to better the Buffalo Niagara region, a scholarship award was established by the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority in Mr. Koessler's honor. Information on this scholarship opportunity is listed below for those interested in learning more.
Scholarship Award of $5,000 - Requirements Form
This scholarship is sponsored by the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority in conjunction with administrative support from the ASCE Buffalo Section, and is open to University at Buffalo Students only.
The applicant must be a junior or senior in the undergraduate Civil Engineering program or enrolled in a graduate program focusing on Transportation or Structural Engineering, with special consideration toward students focused on bridge design. Proof of enrollment will be required prior to receiving the scholarship funds.
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Describe your current anticipated field of studies within the Civil Engineering Program and why that field was chosen (limit of 100 words) (attach description):
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Are you attending or planning on attending a Masters program?:
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Describe community involvement efforts you have participated in (attach description):
Please submit a copy of your most recent transcript – transcripts can be sent directly to the e-mail contacts listed above:
Provide three references. Up to one reference can be from a family member, if applicable; however, the other two references need to be from others, such as professors, work supervisors, or other individuals qualified to provide information on the applicant (attach references):