The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU awarded several scholarships to students during its annual awards banquet Oct. 14.
• Isaac Deal and Tyler Enerson received the Paul E.R. Abrahamson Transportation Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes outstanding NDSU students with an interest in the transportation and logistics of agricultural products. Funding for two $1,500 scholarships is provided by the Mountain-Plains Consortium through the University Transportation Centers program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Deal, from Herman, Minnesota, is a junior majoring in agribusiness and minoring in business administration. He is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, NDSU Saddle and Sirloin Club and the NDSU Agribusiness Club. He is a sales intern with John Deere Kibble Equipment in Wheaton, Minnesota, and is the owner and operator of his own company, Isaac Deal Custom Ag. Following graduation from NDSU, he plans to pursue a several entrepreneurial opportunities and develop a career in agri-sales.
Enerson is a senior in agricultural economics from Grand Forks, North Dakota, pursuing a minor in crop and weed sciences. Emerson is on the NDSU track and field team and serves as event captain. He also is treasurer for the NDSU Student Athlete Advisory Council and a member of the NDSU Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Emerson volunteers for the emergency food pantry, Feed My Starving Children, and the Red River Cleanup. Enerson worked for Minnkota Electric Cooperative and for his father's crop insurance company. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career as a crop insurance agent.
• Joncy Mastel received the Charles E. Herman Scholarship. A Wahpeton, North Dakota, native, Mastel is pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. She is a teaching assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and serves as vice president of corporate communications for the NDSU Society of Women Engineers. Mastel also is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. She volunteers with NDSU's TechKids program and conducts personal academic tutoring. She was a product development engineering intern with John Deere, and also a test engineering intern with AGCO Corp. Mastel plans to pursue a career in product testing and design.
The Charles Herman Scholarship recognizes academic achievement and promotes the education of transportation students with a preference to women and minorities at NDSU. Funding for one $2,000 scholarship is provided by the Charles E. Herman Scholarship Endowment Fund at the NDSU Development Foundation.
• Cameron Dahlin and Mitchell Larson received the Transportation Engineering Scholarship, which recognizes academic achievement and promotes the education of NDSU transportation students. Funding for two $1,500 scholarships is provided by the Mountain-Plains Consortium through the University Transportation Centers program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Dalhlin is a senior majoring in civil engineering from Thief River Falls, Minnesota. He is a member and president of NDSU Engineers Without Borders. Dahlin is a member of the NDSU Engineering Ambassadors and the NDSU GeoWall team. He received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and was nominated for the NDSU Mary McCannel Gunkelman Award. Dahlin was a construction inspection intern with SRF Consulting and a water resources intern with HDR Engineering. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in civil engineering and hopes to stay in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Larson is a junior in civil engineering from Zimmerman, Minnesota. He is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity where he serves as recorder, and he oversees recruitment as a member of the executive board. Larson is active in the NDSU club hockey and is a Welcome Week leader. Following graduation, he is interested in a career as a transportation engineer.