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Terracon Foundation Awards Scholarship to Texas Student

posted 07.18.2013

MISSION, Texas – The Terracon Foundation awarded Paul Soto a scholarship to assist him with his studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Terracon Foundation provides the children and dependents of Terracon employees the opportunity to continue their education through scholarship assistance. The foundation presents scholarship awards up to $2,000 per student with total scholarship awards up to $25,000.

Soto is the son of Terracon employee, Alfonso Soto, who is a principal and department manager in the  Pharr, Texas, office. Soto said that he is proud of his son and thankful to the foundation, which opens up opportunities for employees and their families.

“We are very proud of Paul’s selection as a recipient of a Terracon Foundation Scholarship and very excited about the program for future recipients in years to come,” Soto said. “Programs like these that provide opportunities for Terracon employees and relatives make a difference and motivate us at a higher level.”

The younger Soto thanked the foundation for contributing to his diverse education.

“I would like to give many thanks to The Terracon Foundation for assisting in my education and future,” Soto said. “My academic interests and goals are diverse and expand through many fields. I recently returned from Costa Rica where I took a course examining environmental issues and the social, political, and economic issues that intersect within them.”

The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 with a goal of investing more in the community.  The program expanded considerably during 2012 to provide a broader range of grant opportunities throughout the country. In addition to employee dependent scholarships, The Terracon Foundation also provides national partner grants, university grants, and community grants.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit: