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
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.
The application, resume, essay and applicant certification
must be sent in one application package to Ted.Neff@post-tensioning.org
before midnight, 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2014.
December 1, 2014 – Deadline for returning application and
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
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.