Featured NACME Scholar Alumni

NACME Scholarship Alumni

NACME Scholarships make a significant impact on the lives of deserving students who ultimately become valued participants in the engineering and computer science workforce. Hear from a few NACME Alumni, who are currently working at NACME Board companies, on how the NACME Scholarship impacted their lives.

Craig K. Phillip

Craig K. Phillips, AT&T

“I was awarded a NACME scholarship during my second year in college after doing well academically. It was a godsend in that it prevented me from having to take out student loans and enabled me to concentrate more on my studies.”

Craig K. Phillip

Raymond C. Dempsey, Jr., BP America

“NACME’s financial support made a difference in my ability to stay focused on my studies and to complete my education. That was true for me 25 years ago—it must be even more true for the NACME Scholars of today,”

Rashod Austin

Rashod Austin, Chevron

“The NACME scholarship relieved a lot of stress by supplying financial help while in college. Also, the two summer internship experiences I got through NACME put me ahead of my peers. By having previous work experience I was able to find success quickly and transition into the workforce smoothly, which allowed me to pay it forward sooner than later.”

Stefan B. McCall

Stefan McCall, ExxonMobil

“The NACME Scholarship helped me avoid the debt that so quickly accrues in college. When I was awarded the NACME scholarship, I was instantly put in touch with a collegiate and corporate network dedicated to helping me obtain internships. Through NACME I was able to become a member of the inaugural class of the ExxonMobil Future Leaders Academy program, which led to me receiving an internship with ExxonMobil. At the end of my internship with ExxonMobil, I was offered a full-time position. It is quite easy to see the impact that NACME has had on my life.”

Shani Allison

Shani Allison, Ford

“The NACME scholarship impacted my life substantially. After the passing of my mother during my junior year, I was faced with unforeseen financial burdens. The NACME scholarship covered a large portion of my college financial responsibility and I was able to complete my degree. I cannot put a price on how the scholarship helped me to become the person I am today. Earning an engineering degree from Texas A&M University is one of my greatest accomplishments. The lessons and persistence I learned during those times not only made me a better student, but also a better person.”

Griselda Bonilla

Griselda Bonilla, Ph.D., IBM

For Bonilla, breaking barriers is familiar terrain. She was the first in her family to graduate from college, an achievement that she says she “could not have accomplished without the support of NACME and other scholarships.”

Candice Janell Bineyard

Candice Bineyard, Rolls Royce

"The NACME Scholarship, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, meant that I was able to come up with enough tuition to attend an out-of-state institution and pursue my goal of becoming an industrial engineer. The impact was huge in that I not only received financial assistance to pursue my dream, I also had the opportunity to participate in all of the professional development and networking activities NACME sponsored."


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