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Iftikhar Kamil Madni Science and Engineering Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$1,500
Application Deadline
Jul 2, 2023
Winners Announced
Aug 2, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
3.75 or higher
Field of Study:
Engineering or science

Iftikhar Kamil Madni was a father and an incredible leader in the field of engineering.

Iftikhar was passionate about his work and was also devoted to teaching and mentoring students and young professionals. Throughout his life, Iftikhar helped countless young people follow their dreams and he would want to continue helping the next generation pursue the field.

This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Iftikhar Kamil Madni by supporting students pursuing higher education in engineering and science.

Any undergraduate or graduate student who has at least a 3.75 GPA and is pursuing engineering or science may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us what inspired you to choose this career path and where you envision yourself after graduation.

Selection Criteria:
Drive, Ambition, Impact
Published April 2, 2023
Essay Topic

What inspired you to choose this career path? Where do you see yourself in the future post-graduation?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Luis Jacobo
Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MI
As a mechanical engineering student, my passion lies in the field of thermal engineering, where I want to specialize in cryogenic engines. With a strong interest in the use of alternative energy and sustainable technologies, I believe that this field will provide me with opportunities to make significant contributions toward a greener future. Thermal engineering involves designing and developing systems that use heat to perform specific tasks. Cryogenic engines, in particular, are highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and have the potential to revolutionize the aerospace industry. My desire to pursue a career in this field stems from the belief that this technology can be used to reduce the environmental impact of space exploration, as well as other areas such as transportation and energy production. In addition to the benefits that cryogenic engines offer, my interest in research and development further motivates me to pursue a career in this field. By continuously innovating and improving existing technology, I hope to contribute to advancements in the field of thermal engineering. I believe that this requires a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, which I intend to acquire through my education and career. Another aspect that excites me about thermal engineering is the opportunity to work on sustainability-focused projects. As we move towards a more sustainable future, it is essential to develop and implement technologies that are environmentally friendly and socially responsible. I see thermal engineering as a key area for sustainable innovation, and I am excited to contribute to this movement through my work. To pursue my career in thermal engineering, I plan to continue my education by pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering. I also intend to seek out opportunities for research and development in the field, working with organizations that share my values and goals. I believe collaboration and networking are essential for success in any field, and I plan to connect with professionals and experts in my field to learn from their experiences and insights. In conclusion, my interest in thermal engineering, specifically in cryogenic engines, is motivated by a passion for sustainability and a desire to contribute to research and development. By pursuing a career in this field, I believe I can positively impact society and the environment while challenging myself professionally. I am excited about the opportunities that this career path offers and am committed to working towards a sustainable future through my work in thermal engineering.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 2, 2023. Winners will be announced on Aug 2, 2023.

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