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2020-2021 Harold McKnight Memorial Scholarship 

The Harold McKnight Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Harold McKnight, PE.  Born and raised in China Grove, NC, Harold graduated from North Carolina State University upon return from serving in WWII.  Harold held a deep passion for his profession that led to the founding of McKnight & Smith, a mechanical engineering consulting practice in the Carolinas. 

Harold served NSPE in a variety of leadership roles including local, state, and national levels.  He actively supported the engineering schools in our region, hiring and mentoring many graduates.  This scholarship was established to continue Harold’s legacy by fostering the education of and providing assistance to local students who share his passion for engineering.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in or accepted to an Engineering degree program at an accredited college or university in North Carolina.

A committee consisting of members of Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) will select the Harold McKnight Memorial Scholarship recipient from the applicant pool.

 A $1000 one-time scholarship

Completed applications should be mailed and received no later than April 19, 2020 

Click here to apply for the 2020-2021 Harold McKnight Memorial Scholarship 

For questions related to the PENC Freshman Scholarship or the PENC Education Foundation, please email Tara Foy

PENC Education Foundation
1500 Sunday Dr. Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27607

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