Monday, July 24, 2023

EMJ Awards Scholarship to Four Deserving Students

The EMJ Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 to assist eligible children of employees in completing their education. The scholarship rewards students who embody the spirit of EMJ’s servant leadership culture through their service to their peers and communities. The fund provides an opportunity for students who excel in both academics and community involvement. This year, EMJ awarded the scholarship to the following deserving recipients.

Caleb Bundy, son of Rob Bundy, General Counsel, EMJ Construction Southwest Office

Caleb plans to attend Collin Community College for his first year of college. He then plans to transfer to a university in Texas to pursue a degree in Economics. Caleb is interested in learning more about the economy and the financial markets to expand future career opportunities. He plans to complete his basic courses and first year of economics at Collin College, then attend a university that allows his credits to quickly transfer from Collin Community College to smoothly transition into the next three years at a Texas university.

Emma Folsom, daughter of Brad Folsom, Director of Preconstruction, EMJ Construction Southeast Office

Emma is entering her fourth year at Lee University, where she is pursuing a dual degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Pre-Athletic Training and a degree in Disaster and Healthcare Management. She intends to seek a Master’s in Athletic Training after completing her undergraduate studies. Emma is the Vice President of the Phi Chi Gamma sorority club at Lee and enjoyed assisting the Lee Flames Baseball Team’s Athletic Trainer during their past season.

Hazel Mendez, daughter of Francisco Mendez, Project Engineer, EMJ Construction Southwest Office

Hazel graduated Cum Laude from Mansfield Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas, where she was involved in many groups and clubs such as the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, varsity cross country, track and field, and soccer. Hazel will attend the University of Arlington this fall and will major in nursing to achieve her goal of becoming a nurse.

Brandon Presto, son of Gina Presto, Project Accountant II, EMJ Construction Southeast Office

Brandon Presto graduated from Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap, TN, where he was actively involved in football and track and field. He earned First Team All-Region 4-3A Offensive Lineman in his junior and senior years. He was involved in track and field his senior year, throwing discus and shot put. He volunteered with the 12th Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center throughout high school, helping with various fundraising events. As an incoming freshman, Brandon is currently enrolled at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and plans to study criminal justice. He hopes to one day be a TBI Agent or a State Trooper.

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients, and best wishes for the future! Learn more about the this scholarship and other aspects of our culture at EMJ.