Materials engineering winners announced


2022 Hveem Scholarship winners

This year's four winners of the Francis N. Hveem Memorial Scholarship.

Illustration from the Division of Engineering Services

By the Division of Engineering Services

The Francis N. Hveem Memorial Scholarship honors the late Francis N. Hveem, former State Materials Engineer and Chief of the Materials and Research Laboratory in Sacramento. 

The Transportation Laboratory (TransLab) has undergone several reorganizations since Hveem retired, but still serves as the hub of materials engineering excellence for Caltrans.  Hveem was a civil engineer specializing in materials.  His contributions to highway engineering have been known worldwide and helped guide the TransLab to international renown. 

The scholarship fund was originally established by a generous bequest from the Hveem family and contributions by TransLab employees.  The fund is regularly augmented through donations and fundraisers to ensure that scholarships may continue to be awarded.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist and encourage individuals who are preparing for careers in technical fields that could lead to future employment in materials engineering. Annually, the Francis N. Hveem Memorial Scholarship committee gets together to select finalists who meet the eligibility criteria.

We are very excited to announce this year’s Hveem Scholarship winners:

  • Justin Ellis
  • Jesse Valencia
  • Anastasiia Potrymai
  • Jonah Laing

These four winners have shown such passion to learning and their community. It is a real pleasure to provide them with a scholarship of $2,000 each.  

If you would like to donate to the Hveem Scholarship Fund, please contact the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) for details.  All donations to the scholarship fund are tax-deductible.

Learn more about Francis Hveem.