Mary Chow Scholarship Award

The Mary Chow Scholarship was presented for the first time at the Spring 2000 Awards Banquet. It is awarded to a woman in Systems Engineering and Design based upon academic merit at the end of the freshman year.

Professor Weichien Chow, a former faculty member in General Engineering, established this award in honor of his late wife, Mary Chow. After receiving a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nanking, China, an M.A. Degree in Library Science from Rosary College, Illinois, Mary Chow worked for a number of years at the University of Illinois. She was employed as both an agricultural economist within the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and as a librarian in the Asian Library. She tremendously enjoyed her involvement with students and firmly believed in the value of an advanced education. Professor Weichien Chow completed a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Lester Institute of Technology, China, and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin before spending thirty years working in industry as a design engineer. He joined the Department of General Engineering in 1978, where he stayed until his retirement in 1991. The Chows have four sons, three of whom are graduates of the University of Illinois.

This scholarship recognizes the top female Systems Engineering and Design student in the freshman class based solely upon academic merit.

Past Recipients of the Award

2020 Jane Li
2019 Jane Li
2018 Jing Wang
2017 Zidan Xiao
2016 Jing Yu
2015 N/A
2014 N/A
2013 Yihua Gan
2012 Amy Doroff
2011 Westin Siemsglusz
2010 Michelle L. Arentsen
2009 Sujung Shin
2008 Marlo P. Goldstein
2007 Lauren Quebbeman
2006 Chelsey K. Walker
2005 Elizabeth A. Creighton
2004 Melissa M. Kosobud
2003 Kimberly M. Gebhardt
2002 Ly T. Vu
Megan E. Zachar
2001 Karen R. Hauck
2000 Jenna F. Ingelson