Matthew R. Row Scholarship Fund 23-24 Final year

Description: The Matthew R. Row Scholarship Fund was establish to assist non-traditional students achieve their educational and professional goals
Requirements: The recipient must be an undergraduate student, with a preference given to a junior or senior, be registered as a part time student (11 or fewer credit hours), must have a declared major in mechanical engineering technology, in good academic standing, and either working or looking for work. Preference will be given to applicants employed by companies which do not provide reimbursement for educational expenses, or to applicants with child care expenses.
Semester(s) Awarded: Fall
Renewable: No, however recipient may receive more than once if they apply annually and are found to be the most qualified candidate.

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.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Employment Questions
    • 1. If employed, will this employer be reimburing you for tuition or other expenses in the fall semester?
    • 2. If employed, please list the name and address and phone number of your employer:
    • 3.Are you presently working or looking for work in the Fall semester?
  2. Will you be paying for child care in order to go to school this semester?
  3. Please provide contact information for faculty member or employer who will provide a letter of recommendation