SmithGroup Awards 2019 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

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DETROIT, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmithGroup, one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms, has named the winners of the 2019 SmithGroup Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarships. This was established in 2018 to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture and engineering. The program’s mission is to provide these students with the opportunity to attain their professional goals while advancing the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry and improving the built environment.

Over 400 universities around the country were contacted to solicit candidates and nearly 140 applicants were reviewed by the firm’s selection committee.  The five scholarship winners will begin a paid summer internship in one of SmithGroup’s U.S. offices this week.  Each winner will also receive a one-time award of $6,000 to offset their tuition costs. The scholarship recipients are:

The EDI scholarship program is part of a broader firm strategy focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. “Equity is one of the core values of our firm,” says SmithGroup Managing Partner, . “This scholarship program is just one example of our commitment to break through barriers and take on the industrywide challenge of attracting the best and most diverse talent.”

Dave Whitman

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Globe Newswire: 18:33 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019

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