Nicholas P. Chopey Scholarship For Engineering Excellence
Nicholas P. Chopey December 22, 1932 – February 26, 2007
Bringing recognition to the value of the chemical engineering profession and striving to continually advance it have been goals for this magazine since its founding in 1902 (click here to read about our history). In late 2007, Chemical Engineering established the annual Chopey Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Excellence in memory of Nicholas (Nick) P. Chopey, the magazine's former Editor In Chief.
For 47 years Nick carried many torches at CE including those for its Kirkpatrick and Personal Achievement award competitions that are held in alternating years. Meanwhile, he was a recognized authority on the chemical process industries (CPI) and a champion of the practical, how-to literature upon which outstanding CPI achievement finds foundation. He was a mentor to many chemical engineers, young and old.
To honor and continue Nick's valuable and lasting contributions to the chemical engineering profession, Chemical Engineering established a scholarship in his name in November 2007.
Details and qualifications for applicants:
The scholarship is a one-time award for current third-year students who are enrolled in a fulltime undergraduate course of study in chemical engineering at one of the following four-year colleges or universities, which include Mr. Chopey's alma mater and those of our senior editorial staff:
University of Virginia
University of Kansas
University of Oklahoma
The program utilizes standard Scholarship America recipient-selection procedures, including the consideration of past academic performance and future potential, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, and statement of career and educational aspirations and goals.
Congratulations to the 2014 winner, Stephen Vitello!