The WT Foundation Announces the 2020 Scholarship Recipients

October 7, 2020

Founded in 2007 by Scott Triphahn, CEO of WT Group, The WT Foundation was established to promote scholarship and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Scholarships are given each year to a graduating senior from the District 211 High Schools in Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates, Illinois, where WT Group is headquartered.

The WT Foundation is proud to congratulate the 2020 winners: Maliha Amir and Jason Wuerffel, both students of Hoffman Estates High school.

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates had to fulfill requirements, which included completing a detailed scholarship application and plan to pursue an Engineering degree from a University.

Maliha Amir

Maliha Amir will be attending the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and studying Mechanical Engineering. Maliha’s interest in engineering was sparked by her dad who challenged her to fix broken parts of machines.  Her goal is to one day design mechanical machinery.  As a female in the engineering world, she aspires to bring a new perspective to the field by helping to make human lives easier, and ultimately, the world a better place through the use of mechanical engineering.

Jason Wuerffel

Jason Wuerffel will also be attending the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and studying Electrical Engineering.  Jason was drawn to the field of engineering due to excelling and enjoying his two favorite subjects: math and science.  This realization came in the 8th grade and propelled him to take pre-engineering courses throughout high school. Jason hopes to one day pursue a career in electrical engineering where he can help contribute to the communities in which we live and work.

“We are proud to support the future engineering workforce by awarding these scholarships to help students achieve their dreams,” said Troy Triphahn, president of the WT Foundation.“The accomplishments of these individuals are truly impressive and I look forward to seeing them grow in their engineering careers.”

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