The ACI Foundation’s 2024-2025 Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients

The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2024-2025 fellowship and scholarship recipients. The ACI Foundation is a non-profit subsidiary of ACI that promotes progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry through strategic investments in ideas, research, and people to create the future of the concrete industry.

All Fellowship recipients receive a $10,000 (USD) educational stipend; paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions; and assistance in finding an industry mentor. All Scholarship recipients receive a $5,000 (USD) educational stipend.

Since the inception of the Foundation’s Fellowship program in 2008, the ACI Foundation has provided financial support, mentorship, and internship opportunities to over 330 students.

This year the ACI Foundation was able to award 29 fellowships and 15 scholarships to students from 35 different institutions.

2024-2025 Fellowship Recipients

ACI Foundation Concrete Materials Fellowship

  • Nima Khodadadi, University of Miami

ACI Foundation Concrete Practitioner Fellowship

  • Grant Harrington, Oklahoma State University

ACI Foundation Future Concrete Industry Leader Fellowship

  • Artem Egorov, University of Florida

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Mohammad Albashiti, Clemson University

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Monjee Almustafa, McMaster University

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Will Pahl, University of Saskatchewan

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Sofiane Amroun, University of Miami

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Balaram Luitel, The University of Texas at Arlington

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Jacob Yager, Queen’s University

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Abdulrahman Salah, University of Houston

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Brittany Multer, The Ohio State University

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Yoonjung Han, Texas A&M University

ACI Foundation Fellowship

  • Benjamin (Bo) Rider, Georgia Institute of Technology

ACI Middle East Fellowship

  • Mahmoud Higazey, King Saud University

ACI Presidents’ Fellowship

  • Ann Albright, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

AOE Fellowship

  • Matthew Pasemann, Texas State University

Baker Student Fellowship

  • Austin Mizen, Bowling Green University

Baker Student Fellowship

  • Abigail Erich, The Pennsylvania State University

Barbara S. and W. Calvin McCall Carolinas Fellowship

  • Issac Oyawoye, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Burg-Coleman Iowa State ’77 Fellowship

  • Md. Lutfor Rahman, Iowa State University

Charles Pankow Foundation Student Fellowship

  • Camille Davis, University of Louisville

Don Marks Memorial Fellowship

  • Nicholas Barrio, Texas A&M University

Elmer Baker Fellowship

  • Merrill (Kaid) Nygren, Texas State University

JoAnne K. & Cecil L. Jones Carolinas Fellowship

  • Aakriti Khadka, North Carolina State University

Nicolas F. Maloof Jr. GA Chapter Fellowship

  • Segun Osibodu, Auburn University

Robert F. Mast Memorial Fellowship

  • Tyler Wood, South Dakota State University

Ronald G. Burg Leadership Fellowship

  • Thomas Carnes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

S.P. Shah Fellowship

  • Hossein Kabir, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Tribute to the Founders Fellowship

  • Catherine Lucero, Oregon State University

2024-2025 Scholarship Recipients

ACI Foundation Scholarship

  • Amjad Diab, The University of Texas at Austin

ACI Foundation Scholarship

  • Bayezid Baten, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

ACI Foundation Scholarship

  • Joel Freitas, University of Massachusetts Amherst

ACI Foundation Scholarship

  • Bahareh Tayebani, The Pennsylvania State University

Bernard Erlin Memorial Scholarship

  • Tu-Nam Nguyen, Georgia Institute of Technology

ACI 201 Undergraduate Durability Scholarship

  • Dennis Brickl, University of Wisconsin Platteville

Bertold E. Weinberg Scholarship

  • Luca Galli, University of Miami

Katharine & Bryant Mather Scholarship

  • James Stewart, University of Arkansas, Bell Engineering Center

Nick Bada – ACI Ontario Chapter Graduate Scholarship

  • Mehran Aziminezhad, Lakehead University

Master Builders Solutions Concrete Materials

  • Jackson Kaszas, Rutgers University

Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship

  • Kenan Johnson, Saint Louis University

Roger S. Johnston Memorial Scholarship

  • Maxwell Edman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Schwing America Scholarship

  • Rebecca Rasmussen, Brigham Young University

Stewart C. Watson Memorial Scholarship

  • Md Shahjalal, University of Calgary

W. Gene Corley Scholarship

  • Sherryen Mutoka, University of Notre Dame

The online application process for the ACI Foundation’s 2025–2026 Fellowships and Scholarships will open on July 1, 2024, and close on November 1, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST

ACI Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship awards are made possible through generous contributions by donors from the concrete community. Together, the Foundation and its supporters are strengthening the concrete industry by supporting students entering a professional career in the field of concrete. The ACI Foundation is leading the way to ensure a sustainable, successful future of the concrete industry by intentional and focused investments in ideas, research, and people. Additional information about each fellowship and scholarship is available at

About The ACI Foundation

The ACI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports a wide range of both research and educational initiatives that contribute to keeping the concrete industry at the forefront of technological advances in material composition, design, and construction. We engage with industry partners, invest in students and research, share knowledge, and provide programs to encourage innovation and new technology. The American Concrete Institute established the ACI Foundation in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration in the industry.

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