By Deborah Silliman Wolfe
The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering’s Civil Engineering Department recently received a pledge for a $25,000 scholarship from Cude Engineers. Josh Cude, a College of Engineering graduate, is the managing partner of the local company which provides civil engineering, planning and survey services.
“I am a native of San Antonio, I have lived here my whole life and worked in the engineering industry since I started working,” said Cude Engineering managing partner Josh Cude. “I hope by making an investment in the College of Engineering, other aspiring engineers and business leaders will be given an opportunity to realize their potential as I did.”
According to Josh, the scholarship is named after Michael Cude, his father, because the company wanted to recognize Michael’s contribution to the engineering industry and memorialize the opportunities he gave many students over the years through their employment at Cude Engineers.
“Mike employed many students from UTSA, not just from the College of Engineering,” Josh said. “The employment opportunities he gave to so many students helped them in their careers no matter what career they ultimately settled on. The value of just being employed, especially these days and especially for those who did not have a clear direction on their career, gets overlooked as a building block of success. If not for any other reason, he deserves recognition for his contribution to Cude Engineers and the mentorship he provided so many of us. It’s that example that hopefully will inspire other future engineers to also do the same for those that come after them.”
Cude Engineering was founded in 1980, and currently employs a number of UTSA alumni, including managing partner Josh Cude.
“I’m proud to be an alum from UTSA and proud of its growth and success,” he said. “We hire more engineers from UTSA than any other university and we hope to continue to invest in the university for the benefit of the university, the College of Engineering, the engineering industry and selfishly, Cude Engineers.”
Junior and senior civil engineering majors in the College of Engineering are welcome to apply to the scholarship. The first Cude Engineering scholarship will be given in 2018. Visit http://engineering2.utsa.edu/index.php/undergraduate-studies/scholarships/ to learn more about scholarships available through the College of Engineering.