In 2019, Rob (Engr ’81) and Cindy Greer established the Greer Family Scholarship to support students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science from rural and under privileged areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The scholarship honors the University for the educations it provided to three generations of Greer family members. The scholarship will benefit engineering students who might not otherwise qualify for need-based financial aid, who overcame life challenges and who intend to use their UVA education to better serve their communities.
This potential three-year $48,000 scholarship is open to all current first-year undergraduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science who are enrolled full time at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Recipients must demonstrate integrity, leadership and a curiosity for the world around them, originate from a rural or underprivileged area in the Commonwealth of Virginia and have earned a minimum GPA of 2.0. Scholarships may be renewed subject to a renewal process. Interviews will be held for those selected as finalists. The award for the 2023–24 year will be $16,000.
Corrina Peachey (Class of 2026)
A native of Elkton, Corrina Peachey is a biomedical engineering major and undergraduate research assistant in the Peirce-Cottler Biomedical Engineering Lab. Her long-term goals center on serving rural communities through affordable and equitably engineered healthcare solutions. The Greer Scholarship will enable Corrina to explore more easily her interest in engineering ethics, while making room for enrichment.
Sal Adrian (Class of 2025)
Since receiving the scholarship, I’ve been able to dedicate more time to not only my education, but also to my community. As the Outreach Co-Chair for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, I’ve been able to work with middle and high school students to encourage them to pursue higher education in engineering. I’ve also had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant and help navigate first year engineering students with client based projects. The Greer Family scholarship has allowed me to grow more at the university, thank you Greer family!
Emma Laubengayer (Class of 2024)
The Greer family scholarship has allowed me to pursue research under Robert Kelly and Carolina Moraes, assisting them with investigating the corrosive behavior of aluminum alloys, as well as the interaction between those alloys and magnesium primers. This pathway has led me to presenting my research at the Undergraduate Research Expo as well as earning a research fellowship under the Dean of Engineering. The continued support of the Greer family has made it possible for me to attend the AMPP 2023 conference, where I will have the chance to present my work to experts in the industry of corrosion prevention.