Monaco Named ARCS Scholar, Receives NASA Fellowship

The Lubbock Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Students (ARCS) has selected Paula Monaco, a second year civil engineering doctoral student, as an ARCS Scholar for the 2014-2015 year. She will be honored at an event on Oct. 28 and will receive a $5,000 stipend. ARCS funds several awards to scholars pursuing scientific research careers. These awards are merit-based, and she will present a poster on her current research activities.

The Lubbock chapter was founded in 1972. The ARCS Foundation is dedicated to helping meet the country's need for scientists and engineers by providing scholarships to academically outstanding students who are United States citizens in need of financial assistance to complete their higher education, thereby contributing not only to the advancement of science, but also to the material and intellectual welfare of all people. Monaco is also the recipient of a NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium Fellowship for the 2014-2015 school year. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis with consideration of excellence in academics, interest in space, and recommendations from the applicant's institution. The fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend, and was established to encourage graduate study in the fields of space science and engineering.