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joegreen
03-03-2015, 09:56 PM
Hello everybody, I am currently enrolled in an engineering program at my local college. I am trying to apply for a certain scholarship but I need your help. Here are the guidlines.

"Gary J. Lindstrom was one of the three Engineering Plan A graduates in the first DCC class in 1960. Mr. Lindstrom established this scholarship to honor his engineering education at DCC and his interest in Studebakers. The scholarship is for a full-time student studying engineering science who is a resident of Dutchess County and who writes an essay related to Studebaker motorized vehicles".

I am looking for some info that i can use to write an essay about studebakers. A little background info on me. I love old vehicles from there simplicity to there nostalgic feel. I currently own 2 vehicles. One is a 1984 mercedes 300d with 273,000 miles and the other is a 1978 chevrolet k20 pickup 5.7 th400. The mercedes was my first vehicle and one which i try to keep nice. I only drive it on dry days and it stays garaged over the winter until the salt is gone from the roads. The pickup was bought as a winter/ bad weather driver and also as a plow truck. About a year ago i converted it from a carburetor to throttle body injection in hopes of getting better fuel economy. I also had the idea of being able to tune the trucks motor via the ecm and my laptop. I bought all the chip burning equipment and made my own data logging cable and I modified the ecm to accept a re-writable computer chip that i can put different tunes on. I currently have a chip installed with the egr turned off because the original chip was designed for a motor with an egr and a little bump in fuel for the accelerator enrichment. Anyway I do not know anything about studebakers but now is my time to learn. From some of the pictures i looked at online i am digging the looks of some of these vehicles. Thanks

StudeRich
03-03-2015, 10:15 PM
Welcome Joe, there is some good Historical info on the Studebaker National Museum Website that may be of help.
http://studebakermuseum.org/

Gary Lindstrom is here on the SDC Forum and may be able to help.

studegary
03-04-2015, 12:44 PM
My scholarship is broad in that you can write whatever you care to about Studebakers with motors/engines, not the horse drawn variety. It can be about a narrow area, for example someone wrote about R series engines, or a particular model, like the Avantis, or company history or personal connection, like a Studebaker that was in the family, or Dutchess County Studebaker dealerships, there were many. I did not want to make it narrow. I want the applicants to do some research on their own and write something original. The idea is to learn something about Studebakers.

Besides the facts, please check over your grammar and spelling. I believe that you are from Rhinebeck, per the new Forum member list. Last year's scholarship winner was from Red Hook. He was a part time mechanic (and a nice guy from a nice family). My best wishes to you. I would like to hand the scholarship to you in May.

warrlaw1
03-04-2015, 02:03 PM
There you go, from the benefactor, himself. Kudos to Gary and to the students that apply. I had an old German friend who never went far in school, but he made sure his daughter had every opportunity. He was trying to tell his friends how proud he was that she was a PHD candidate. They couldn't understand what a PHD meant. Will it get her a job? What will it do for her? I reminded him that nobody gets a PHD unless they have done some research that advances human knowledge. That is the task....advance our knowledge. That made him even more proud. Go for it.

joegreen
03-04-2015, 02:43 PM
My scholarship is broad in that you can write whatever you care to about Studebakers with motors/engines, not the horse drawn variety. It can be about a narrow area, for example someone wrote about R series engines, or a particular model, like the Avantis, or company history or personal connection, like a Studebaker that was in the family, or Dutchess County Studebaker dealerships, there were many. I did not want to make it narrow. I want the applicants to do some research on their own and write something original. The idea is to learn something about Studebakers.

Besides the facts, please check over your grammar and spelling. I believe that you are from Rhinebeck, per the new Forum member list. Last year's scholarship winner was from Red Hook. He was a part time mechanic (and a nice guy from a nice family). My best wishes to you. I would like to hand the scholarship to you in May.

Thanks for the tips. Its amazing to meet the man himself. I actually currently live in red hook.

drpreposterous
03-04-2015, 05:47 PM
Joe,
Might I suggest you look into Studebaker's contributions during World War II? The trucks sent to Russia really helped. If you need some editing help, let me know. I used to teach English.

showbizkid
03-04-2015, 08:23 PM
Threads like this one make me feel pretty danged good about this Forum :)

Joe, welcome - you're among friends!

joegreen
03-04-2015, 08:30 PM
Threads like this one make me feel pretty danged good about this Forum :)

Joe, welcome - you're among friends!
Thanks showbizkid, I am actually currently writing my essay now. It looks like in order for me to submit my essay it has to be 500 words or less. That is actually pretty tough. I am already up to 400 words and i feel like i have not even said much. I always nice to find a new forum with friendly people.

joegreen
03-04-2015, 08:35 PM
Joe,
Might I suggest you look into Studebaker's contributions during World War II? The trucks sent to Russia really helped. If you need some editing help, let me know. I used to teach English.
I did not even see that you posted this. My essay is actually about the Studebaker US6 trucks sent out to our troops. If i finish the essay tonight i might send you a copy. It is due on friday so kind of short notice.

Corvanti
03-04-2015, 09:37 PM
welcome! if you haven't, check the advanced search here on the forum. and yes, as Mr. L said, watch your spelling and grammar, especially if he has a say in who gets the award!;)

and remember "there and their" won't be caught on spell check. review and edit when necessary.:)

good luck!

rockne10
03-04-2015, 09:44 PM
Fortunately, with the huge number of Studebaker enthusiasts in the world, and the ability of anyone to contribute to and resource "the net" or "the cloud", the information you need must no longer come from the Encyclopędia Britannica on your shelf in the dining room, or your local public library. Just ask "the cloud" a question. But, examine, interpret and explain. If there's a quote, cite the source.

plwindish
03-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Welcome to the forum! I'm still in education teaching high school and its great to see engineering people getting to know about Studebakers! My youngest daughter graduated last May from Milwaukee School of Engineering, though her bachelors was in Architectural Engineering and her master's was in Structural Engineering. She knows about Avantis as I have two at home. Good luck with you research of Studebaker and with the scholarship application.


Gary, thank you for striving to keep Studebakers out there so our soon to be engineers can be aware of the company and the many years of fine products that they produced.

For the questions about what a phd means: Long ago, when I was in college, the initials were explained this way:

Bachelor of Science - B.S. - Bull S_ _ _
Master's Degre - M.S. - More of the same
Doctorate or PhD - Piled higher and deeper!

warrlaw1
03-05-2015, 12:51 PM
LOL. I like those explanations. My Canadian LL.B. (another bachelor's degree) is the equivalent of the U.S. J.D. (a doctorate) - not all universes of discourse agree. As for grades, I was told A students become Law Professors, B students become judges and C students make the most money.

joegreen
03-05-2015, 08:32 PM
Thanks guys for the warm welcome

Sdude
03-08-2015, 10:17 AM
It may be too late but since you own a Mercedes, were you aware of the affiliation of Studebaker and Mercedes in the 50s? You bought your Mercedes at a Studebaker dealership back then. Even if you don't use it for the essay, It should be interesting enough for you to look up. The internet is so much easier than the library.

joegreen
03-09-2015, 11:08 AM
It may be too late but since you own a Mercedes, were you aware of the affiliation of Studebaker and Mercedes in the 50s? You bought your Mercedes at a Studebaker dealership back then. Even if you don't use it for the essay, It should be interesting enough for you to look up. The internet is so much easier than the library.
Thanks. Yeah i came across that while doing some research. pretty neat.

drpreposterous
03-09-2015, 07:50 PM
Joe, see your inbox. I edited the essay.

Jeez, I just went back to your original post and saw that it was due Friday! I hope you meant this Friday coming! If not, sorry!

Stude on!
Brian

joegreen
03-10-2015, 08:45 AM
Joe, see your inbox. I edited the essay.

Jeez, I just went back to your original post and saw that it was due Friday! I hope you meant this Friday coming! If not, sorry!

Stude on!
Brian
No problem, I appreciate your taking a look at it.

studegary
05-09-2015, 12:31 PM
Yesterday, I was invited to and attended the Inauguration Ceremony for the new President of this college. Afterward, I met a young lady that is a new graphic artist/designer for the college. I had my 40 year SDC pin on my suit jacket lapel. The young lady mentioned that she was doing some graphics related to scholarships (they are awarded later this month) and ran across "Studebaker". She didn't know what a Studebaker was so she researched it. She volunteered that she liked the designs of the cars (from a professional).
There are many ways to keep Studebakers alive, particularly with young people.

studegary
05-21-2015, 04:22 PM
Yesterday, I attended the Honors Convocation and gave my scholarship out.

It did not go to Joe Green, the original poster of this thread/topic. It went to a nice young lady that is an engineering major.

Before some of you jump to a conclusion - I was NOT the one who decided on the receipient of my scholarship. I think that I should be the one, but that is not how the college runs it.

ntreaster
05-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Studegary is there a Studebaker specific scholarship? I'm getting my bachelors in automotive technology right now. I would be very interested in something like that.

mbstude
05-22-2015, 11:52 AM
You might try this group. http://studebakernationalfoundation.org/

ntreaster
05-22-2015, 01:38 PM
Unfortunately I'm ineligible for the scholarship because I don't have a relative in any Studebaker related club. Kind of a shame really, I'd probably win it. I have previously won other automotive scholarships, have a keen interest in Studebakers, and will graduate with honors.

studegary
05-22-2015, 01:53 PM
Unfortunately I'm ineligible for the scholarship because I don't have a relative in any Studebaker related club. Kind of a shame really, I'd probably win it. I have previously won other automotive scholarships, have a keen interest in Studebakers, and will graduate with honors.

No one that has applied for my scholarship has any ties to SDC and it is not required.
It sounds like the SNF does have a membership requirement. This can easily be met with a $10 annual membership to SDC.