The SPE GCS board voted at the March 2006 meeting to increase support of the scholarship program from $75,000 this year to $110,000 for the next program year. The Scholarship/Internship Committee would like to thank every SPE member who participates in an SPE GCS coordinated event during the year. It is your participation in these activities that largely funds this important program. When SPE GCS members were surveyed about how money should be spent as part of the development of our strategic plan, the majority agreed that the highest priority is to fund scholarships to college students to study engineering. Come meet these students, and see how well your money is being invested. The Scholarship/Internship Committee is working to place each of the first-time scholarship winners in local internships during the summer between high school graduation and the freshman year in college. If your company has work for a precollege intern in 2006, please look for more information at