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2015 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 2015 school term.
  • A complimentary trip to 2015 PTI Convention (includes full-registration, travel, and incidentals) 
  • Recognition at the 2015 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 1, 2014 Deadline for returning application and required information
  • January 9, 2015 Scholarship recipients announced
  • April 27, 2015 2015 PTI Awards Dinner

Recipients of the 2015 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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