The Founders Award

The ACI Pittsburgh Area Chapter was founded in 1962 by a group of dedicated people led by Art Livingood, Andy Fertal and Bob Zerns. In June of 1988 the Chapter established the Founders Award Fund for undergraduate students, including seniors, who have an interest in the areas of cement technology, or concrete technology, design or construction.

Three awards are given, one in the amount of $3,000 and two in the amount of $2,000. Students are required to submit an ACI application, a letter of transmittal, an official copy of their transcript of grades and two letters of recommendation.

Feel free to download an application form and contact us with any questions.

Students Name College Attended Amount Year
Scott Sachs
University of Pittsburgh
$3000
2016
Peter Hatala
Univ of Pittsubrgh
$2000
2016
Scott Overacker
Univ of Pittburgh
$2000
2016
Nathan Bech
Univ of Pitt
$2000
2015
Tom Pochatko
Penn State
$3000
2015
Sarah Watte
Univ of Pitt
$2000
2015
Anthony Szwedko
Community College of Allegheny County
$2500
2014
Derek Dibert
University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown
$1500
2014
Alexander Vuotto
University of Pittsburgh
$1500
2014
Joshua Bryan
Ohio Northern University
$2500
2013
Emily Yeager
University of Pitt Johnstown
$1500
2013
Christopher Coakley
Penn State
$1500
2013
Michael Sweriduk
University of Pittsburgh
$2500
2012
Matthew Gombeda
Penn State
$1500
2012
Steven Sachs
University of Pittsburgh
$1500
2012
Jordan Bryan
Penn State
$2500
2011
Zachary McCabe
CMU
$1500
2011
John Wattick
West Virginia University
$2500
2010
Amanda Berry
Carnegie Mellon Univ.
$1500
2010
Daniel Smith
California Univ. of PA
$1500
2010
Daniel Schoenfelder
Carnegie Mellon University
$2500
2009
Frank Mele
Univ. of Pittsburgh – Johnstown
$1500
2009
Katherine Basta
Carnegie Mellon University
$1500
2009
Allison Reiko Baugham
Carnegie Mellon University
$2750
2008
Hendrik van Hemmen
University of Pittsburgh
$2750
2008
Derrek Bosso
University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown
$2500
2007
Scott Hunter
University of Pittsburgh
$1500
2007
Angela Sconga
University of Pittsburgh
$1500
2007
Eric Gonzales
Carnegie Mellon
$2500
2006
Brian Phillips
University of Pittsburgh
$1500
2006
Heather Sustersic
Penn State
$1500
2006
Justin Bryan
Geneva College
$2500
2005
William Eschenfelder
University of Pittsburgh
$1500
2005
Tara Swiech
University of Pittsburgh
$2500
2004
Joseph Ladson
University of Pittsburgh
$1500
2004
Sara Schrass
Carnegie Mellon
$2500
2003
Nick Burdette
University of Pittsburgh
$1500
2003
Marc Peterson
Penn State
$2500
2002
Brian Hoover
Penn State
$1000
2002
Jessica DeSalvo
Penn State
$500
2002
Matthew Pierce
$4000
2000
Frank Hewitt
University of Pittsburgh
$2000
1999
Andrew Lawrence
Lehigh
$2000
1999
John P. Ayers
West Virginia
$1000
1998
Bryan Lowe
Penn State
$1000
1997
J. Mathew Carroll
Geneva College
$1000
1996
Joseph Reger
Fairmont State
$1000
1995
Shane Hamm
Point Park
$1000
1994
Ned Mitrovich
Geneva College
$1000
1993
Gabriella F. Sykora
West Virginia
$1000
1992
Jeanne Johnson
University of Pittsburgh
$500
1991
John Tiano
Farimont State
$500
1991
Joshua P. Jaffe
Carnegie Mellon
$500
1990
Joseph M. Smerchak
University of Pittsburgh
$500
1989