An engineering student at the University of Arizona Yuma Learning Center has received an annual scholarship from Boeing Company. Aaron Remmy, an undergraduate student studying systems engineering, is one of four students awarded this year’s Boeing Company Scholarship. The scholarships have been awarded annually since 2003 to students in engineering degree programs with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher.

Remmy is currently part of a unique distance learning program where engineering students spend their first three years studying at Arizona Western College/UA-Yuma center then attend classes at the UA main campus their final year to finish earning their Bachelor’s degree in engineering. The Yuma/SIE partnership is in its first year as a distance learning program, and Remmy is part of a group of six engineering students currently participating in upper level engineering courses in Yuma, says Larry Head, head of the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering at UA. “Aaron is very much a leader in that group, and that’s why he was an easy choice as a scholarship recipient,” Head said.

Approximately 60 students are currently taking entry level college engineering courses in Yuma, says Tanya Hodges, the UA coordinator for academic programs at the Yuma. Other students awarded the Boeing Company Scholarship this year include electrical engineering undergraduate Cheyne Harvey, aerospace engineering senior Ryan Crompton, and civil engineering undergraduate Sonia Sarmiento, all at the UA College of Engineering.