Hamilton County’s Griffin receives engineering scholarship

Posted by Lori Shull - Tuesday, July 24 2012
lshull@tntech.edu

 

Tennessee Tech University student Robert Griffin of Ooltewah is one of 200 students nationwide to be named a Tau Beta Pi Scholar.

He is the first TTU student to receive the honor, which includes a scholarship to help fund his education.

Griffin has served as the vice president of TTU’s chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering academic honor society, and has been instrumental in starting a chapter of Engineers without Borders at Tennessee Tech. He is a senior mechanical engineering major.

Griffin is one of only two award recipients from Tennessee universities. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic performance, campus leadership and service, and their potential contributions to their field of study.

Tau Beta Pi is the world’s largest engineering honor society. Students must be in the top fifth of their class if they are seniors or in the top eighth if they are juniors. Membership represents the highest academic honor an engineering student can attain and is awarded on the basis of high scholarship and exemplary character.