Asphalt Institute Foundation reveals Kirk Scholars Program

The Asphalt Institute Foundation (AIF) announced the start of the new Bill and Shireen Kirk Scholarship Fund. A $500,000 gift from Bill and Shireen Kirk of Roanoke, Virginia, will launch the Scholarship Fund to assist applicants with their higher education expenses.

Bill Kirk is the CEO of Associated Asphalt, and his wife, Shireen Kirk, has functioned as corporate counsel for over 15 years. 

The scholarships will be awarded in 2020/21 and annually thereafter to third or fourth-year undergraduate, masters, or doctoral students studying business, chemistry, civil engineering, construction management, marketing, or sales.

Scholarship funds totaling $25,000 were awarded for the 2020-21 school year. This year’s Kirk Scholars are:

Kyrsten Grace Dallanegra, Virginia Tech
Ricky Lamar Hall II, Auburn University
Tanner Caleb Keen, Virginia Tech
Richard Lee, University of Texas at Austin
Jessica Victoria Lewis, Mississippi State University

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