Computer Science and Engineering Chairman Ausif Mahmood, UB President Neil Salonen, Standard Oil President and CEO Roy Friedman, Aline Friedman, Dean Tarek Sobh, and Standard Oil CIO Bishad Ghimire.

The School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport announced today that Distinguished Alumnus Roy H. Friedman ’46, president and CEO of Standard Oil of Connecticut, and his wife Aline have given funding for scholarships supporting top-performing students in the department.

The Roy and Aline Friedman Excellence in Engineering Scholarship will be awarded in the spring 2014 to one or numerous recipients. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply as long as they are majoring in any of the University’s engineering departments, which include: Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

Scholarship candidates must have a demonstrated excellence in education via high grades and scholarly activity, good humanitarian character, and demonstrated financial need.

Finalists will be recommended by Engineering School Dean Tarek Sobh and Ausif Mahmood, chairman of UB’s Computer Science and Engineering Department. Scholarship recipients will then be picked by Standard Oil executives.

The scholarship, said Sobh, is indicative of the Friedmans’ loyalty to the University.

“Roy works with our faculty, has hired our students, and has always been interested in the Engineering School. This scholarship is a reflection that commitment, for which we are extremely grateful.”
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