CROFT offered an architecture/engineering scholarship to help graduating students pay for college. The requirements were to be a high school senior, plans to attend college, must exemplify passion for architecture or drafting, have a strong work ethic and a desire to serve others. We also asked for a portfolio and a 3-5 paragraphs essay explaining how architecture has inspired the student and their career aspirations. After careful consideration, we chose two winners from two high schools. They are: Madeline Rae Bumgardner from Calhoun High School and Autumn Larkins from North Cobb High School.
Madeline Rae Bumgardner
Madeline is an aspiring engineer. She does not know which path in engineering she will take but her aspiration is to design and create a world that improves life for generations. She wants to be a role model and inspire young woman to enjoy science and math and have a desire to build and expand their knowledge. She is interested in biological engineering with emphasis in biomedical, after seeing a prosthetic leg that had been crated while she was visiting a university. She says engineers aspire greatness in society and they save lies. Madeline comes from a family of plan desginers, general contracts and engineers.
Autumn applied to Ball State University as a first year Architecture major and is now enrolled in their Fall 2018 class. She says architecture is part of her life and both of her grandparents were involved in construction. Her goal in life is to become a part of, and eventually lead, a team of architects, construction workers, and engineers that focus on rebuilding improved version of residential and commercial buildings that were demolished during natural disasters.