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Scholarship honors late Aero alum

The $150,000 gift will support full-time, College of Engineering undergraduate, with a preference to provide need-based assistance to students interested in pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering. | Short Read

The estate of the late J. Scott Grill (BSE AA ’64) has established the J. Scott Grill Scholarship Fund for Aerospace Engineers. Grill, a Grand Rapids, Michigan, native focused his studies on aeronautical engineering. He spent ten years working for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California.

The $150,000 gift will support full-time, College of Engineering undergraduate, with a preference to provide need-based assistance to students interested in pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering. Geographic preference will be given first to students from the West Michigan Aviation Academy (WMAA) Charter HS in Grand Rapids, Michigan; second to a student from Kent County, Michigan; and third, to a student from the State of Michigan. The gift, which will receive a $37,500 match from the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support, coincides with the recent establishment of a partnership agreement between WMAA and U-M.

 This story was written by Byron Roberts. 
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