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Scholarship Recipients

SMRP is proud to acknowledge the following scholarship recipients for the  2022-2023 academic year.

Legacy of Excellence Scholarship 

Tyler Kleinsasser, South Dakota School of Mines
Industrial Engineering - Engineering Management




A graduate student from the SD School of Mines & Technology, Tyler strives to continue his lifelong learning and pursue a challenging and rewarding career. While at university, he has participated in extracurricular clubs including student government, residence life, and other volunteering organizations. In his free time, he enjoys activities like hiking, exercise, sports, game nights, and learning about technology.

SMRP Scholarship

Minahil Rasim, University of Alberta
Chemical Engineering



Minahil Rasim is a fourth year student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta. She has demonstrated her passion for maintenance through her work in implementing a Predictive Maintenance Program centered around Vibration Analysis at EPCOR. Minahil also interned at PepsiCo where she focused on improving efficiency, decreasing downtime and ensuring her projects were striving towards continuous growth.

SMRPCO Dorothy and Jack Nicholas Scholarship


Benjamin Burlovic, Pennsylvania State University
Mechanical Engineering

Benjamin Burlovic is a senior at the Pennsylvania State University double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Economics. He is currently working on research to develop an image classification AI to perform real-time defect detection of cellular glass for his thesis. His other involvements include being an a Sports Economics course grader, AKPsi Business Fraternity, and the Schreyer Consulting Group


Higher Standards Scholarship

Paige Palazzo, University of South Alabama
Mechanical Engineering



Paige Palazzo is from Diamondhead, Mississippi. She is a junior at the University of South Alabama where she is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Paige is currently interning at Airbus at their Mobile, Alabama location where the design and manufacturing of aircrafts takes place. Paige works to make processes more efficient, saving the company time and expense.


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