Matthew R. Row Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is available to undergraduate students with declared majors in mechanical engineering technology. Candidates must be part-time students in good academic standing who are working or looking for work. Preference is given to candidates with junior or senior status, who work for companies that do not provide reimbursement for educational expenses, or who have child-care expenses. One scholarship is awarded annually. Fall semester disbursement.
Matthew (Matt) R. Row was a non-traditional student who was determined to expand his professional knowledge and opportunities. Initially enrolled at Buffalo State College in 1994, he attended college part-time while raising his family and working full-time at Cameron Compression Systems where he was a test engineer. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) in 2007, Matt continued his education as a MET graduate student. He was very active in the Department and participated in the SAE Mini-Baja Race.
On November 15, 2008, a work accident resulted in his untimely death. Matt died at the age of 39, leaving behind a wife and two young children, a son aged four and a daughter aged eighteen months.
This scholarship was established by Matthew R. Row’s friends, colleagues, and members of the Engineering Technology Department faculty to assist non-traditional students like Matt achieve their educational and professional goals.