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2016 PTI AMSYSCO Scholarships

This award was established in 2011 by AMSYSCO, Inc. to commemorate the company's 30 years in the post‐tensioning industry. In announcing this scholarship program in 2011, AMSYSCO owner, Rattan Khosa remarked "AMSYSCO completed 30 years in business. Only in this great country America, one can come with just $8 and later start a business in a basement. Over the years I have been returning to the community, part of what I make every year, through my private foundation named after my parents. I thought it was time that I did something for the post tensioning industry. It will be great to award scholarships through PTI."

Two scholarship recipients will receive:

  • $2,500 each towards the Winter/Spring 2016 school term.
  • A complimentary trip to 2016 PTI Convention (includes full-registration, travel, and incidentals) 
  • Recognition at the 2016 PTI Awards Dinner; on the PTI website; and in the PTI JOURNAL


  • Full‐time student during entire scholarship year in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Graduate or Undergraduate Students with a minimum of 3 years completed coursework.
  • Study area in the area of concrete structures with an emphasis on structural design, materials, construction, or any combination thereof with a clear focus on post-tensioning design and application. Graduate research in post‐tensioned concrete design and application will be considered.
  • Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in a bachelor's or master's program from an institution of higher education which is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency
  • All applicants must be proficient in the English language. If English is not your native language, a written statement must be attached to this application attesting to this proficiency.

Application and Required Information:

Key Dates:

  • December 21, 2015 – Deadline for returning application and required information
  • January 31, 2016 – Scholarship recipients announced
  • April 25, 2016 – 2016 PTI Awards Dinner

Recipients of the 2015 PTI AMSYSCO Scholarships

Mauricio Diaz Arancibia - University at  Buffalo, State University of New York

Mauricio is a Bolivian citizen presently studying in the United States as a Fulbright Scholar. He studied civil engineering at San Francisco Xavier University, Chuquisaca, Bolivia, where he was distinguished as the “Best Student” among the student body in the School of Engineering. Mauricio graduated in 2008 with honors and received the highest grade point average in civil engineering since its foundation. Currently, he is a master’s student at Buffalo State, The State University of New York, in Buffalo, NY, in the structural engineering program.

Joshua White - Texas A&M University

Joshua is currently pursuing a PhD in civil engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. He received his BS in physics from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, in 2008, and his MS from Texas A&M University in 2012. Joshua received the 2012 Civil Engineering Graduate Award for Excellence in Master’s Level Research for his work on a national transportation project focused on the renewal and maintenance needs of infrastructure in tunnels and post-tensioned bridges.

Recipients of the 2014 PTI AMSYSCO Scholarships

Natassia Brenkus - University of Florida

Natassia earned her Masters of Engineering specializing in structural engineering in 2013. During the next several years of her doctoral work, she will be investigating alternative, non-cementitious filler materials for post-tensioning tendons. Following her research she anticipates moving forward into an academic research position, from which she can continue to research and contribute to the field of post-tensioned concrete.

Philip Six - Utah State University

Philip is in pursuit of his Master's degree in civil engineering at Utah State University, with an emphasis in structural engineering. After completing his research and thesis, he hopes to further expand his experience with post-tensioning by entering the workforce through as structural design firm that participates in the design of post-tensioned concrete slabs.





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