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Clarkson Army Rotc Cadet Receives Military Engineers Scholarship Award
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Clarkson University junior Vincent Kuchar of Wantage, N.J., was selected as a winner of the New York City Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding performance in engineering studies.
In addition to being honored with the award, Kuchar will receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist in his academic pursuits.
Kuchar is an interdisciplinary engineering and management major at Clarkson and maintains a strong academic standing, as well as participating as an active member in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). For three years, Kuchar has participated as a member of the Army ROTC Ranger Challenge Team, competing against 21 other universities in New England and New York, and this year will serve as co-captain of the team.
“Cadet Kuchar is a dedicated member of Clarkson’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and numbers in the top two of his ROTC class,” said Lt. Col. Scott Hill, professor of military science at Clarkson. “One of Vince’s greatest talents is his leadership style; he is gregarious and leads by example. While confident, Kuchar is easily approachable and sets an excellent example for others to follow.”
The Society of American Military Engineers is a national organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals. The New York City Post SAME Scholarship Fund is an independently incorporated entity that maintains the post's scholarship fund and awards scholarships to deserving students of engineering and related sciences.
PHOTO CAPTION: Clarkson junior Vincent Kuchar receives the 2003-04 New York City Post of the Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship Award, awarded in recognition of his outstanding performance in engineering studies. (left to right) Clarkson University Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Engineering & Management Program Michael Ensby, Cadet Kuchar, and Lt. Col. Scott Hill, professor of military science.