Phone: 775.329.5559

George Shaw Scholarship

Continuing the legacy of fostering successful engineering careers.

scholarship has been established in memory of George Shaw, founder of Shaw Engineering. A longtime resident, George displayed a strong commitment to the State and was a strong advocate of the personal, social and cultural benefits of a college education. George spent his personal life enjoying everything that Nevada had to offer and did not forget his rural beginnings. In his professional life, George was involved in many projects in rural areas, volunteered his time to futher the engineering profession and fostered the beginning of many successful engineering careers. George never hesitated to give of himself in any area, personal or professional. In order to continue to honor George’s life, work and commitment for excellence n Engineering, the principals at Shaw Engineering have established the George Shaw Scholarship Endowment at the University of Nevada, Reno.

One scholarship is available each academic year for a student who is a Nevada resident enrolled at the University in the field of civil or environmental engineering. Applicants must register as full-time students at the University, must demonstrate a financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship Recipients will be selected by the Dean of the College ofEngineering and/orhis designee(s).

The scholarship is funded solely by the interest earned from the principal (approximately 5% per year) and the Endowed Scholarship exists in perpetuity. The initial goal is to endow the scholarship with a principal balance of $100,000 so that the interest earned (approximately $5,000 annually) would be sufficient to cover the cost of in-state tuition and provide some funds for books and fees.

This scholarship was established as a memorial fund, and we thank the Shaw Family Trust and Shaw Engineering for their generosity and thoughtfulness in donating $20,000 and $10,000 respectively towards this goal.

Other donations at any level are encouraged from family, friends, colleagues, estates and any other parties interested in supporting the fund. Tax Deductible Donations can be sent to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, 127 Mackay Science/162, Reno, NV 89557-0090 (EIN: 94-2781749). Checks should be made to UNR Foundation – George Shaw Scholarship. A full copy of the scholarship terms and conditions can be provided by contacting Paul Winkelman at Shaw Engineering at 775.329.5559, Ext. 15.