Alexander and Casimir Szmaj Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
The Alexander and Casimir Szmaj Memorial Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering was established by Alexander and Casimir’s children. Alexander and Casimir taught their children the value of education as a means to improving life and also as a means to help them reach their full potential. Casimir came to the United States in 1950 with little more than “the shirt on his back” and the determination to make a better life for himself. While working at the Youngstown steel mills, he put himself through college, eventually earning a mechanical engineering degree from Youngstown State University. This scholarship is awarded to a STEM students majoring in Mechanical Engineering.