CHICAGO-Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) local Chapter 5 in Chicago awarded two women college students seperate $2,000 scholarship awards from its Marshall Blu Scholarship Fund. The awards were approved by the board of directors after recommendation by Ken Croswell, Scholarship Director for SME locally.

The award was made to Maria Katzarova of Chicago during a SME sponsored presentation and tour of the Navistar/International Truck Diesel Engine Plant in Melrose Park, IL. Maria is attending the Illinois Institute of Technology as a chemical engineering student. The presentation was made by Ken Croswell and Bob Iossi of SME Chapter 5 to Maria before the tour.

The second award was to Denise Karabowicz of Bartlett, who is attending the University of Southern California. Karabowicz s seeking a degree in mechanical engineering.