SHPE LM Aero Hosts 2013 Scholarship Awards Luncheon

posted Aug 12, 2013, 8:08 PM by James Narey   [ updated Aug 12, 2013, 8:10 PM ]
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at LM Aero-Fort Worth chapter hosted four very distinguished Hispanic, college-bound students on July 26 in the plant for a scholarship award recognition luncheon. The luncheon included a presentation of the scholarship awards, Lockheed Martin overview followed by a keynote speech from SHPE LM Aero Executive Sponsor, Dr. Alex Eksir, and concluded with a tour of the F-35 assembly line. The lunch was provided on behalf of the special guests and SHPE LM Aero Executive Sponsors, Alex Eksir and Tom Bradley. Thank you Alex and Tom for the gracious support and generosity! The SHPE at LM Aero scholarship program represents gratitude, personal excellence, motivation, integrity, leadership, and community involvement. This award represents the third in the history of the chapter operating as an official tax-exempt organization. The SHPE at LM Aero scholarship program was awarded to the winners based upon strict requirements in academic performance, awards and recognition received, their involvement in the community, and desire to pursue a degree within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The scholarship winners were Miss Consuelo Cuevas, graduate of Fort Worth Trimble Tech High School and plans to attend Cornell University; Miss Emily Olmos, graduate of Keller High School and plans to attend Texas A&M University; Miss Alexa Cardenas, graduate of Arlington High School and plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington; Miss Nicole Aragon, graduate of Richland High School and plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas. All graduates plan to major in engineering, science, or mathematics. This year the winning students were awarded $1,000 each that may be applied to tuition, books, and school supplies on behalf of SHPE at LM Aero and Lockheed Martin. The SHPE at LM Aero Scholarship program funds were raised from the annual charity golf tournament held June 7 at Squaw Creek in Fort Worth. We congratulate all of our scholarship winners and wish them the best of luck as they embark on a new journey in their lives!


SHPE at LM Aero is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose vision is to empower the Hispanic community of Fort Worth to attain careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and excel as technical and professional leaders.