Today on its 50th anniversary in business, Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announces a scholarship program to help students pursuing post-secondary degrees in STEM-related fields. Firm leaders shared the scholarship news with employees at a 50th anniversary event in Freeport, the City where Fehr Graham started on Sept. 15, 1973.
Since its inception in Freeport, Fehr Graham has demonstrated a dedication to excellence, establishing itself as a trusted partner to its clients on a range of engineering and environmental solutions. Over the past five decades, the company has evolved, grown and adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of clients and communities. The company's mission to improve the quality of life where its clients live and work is one of the reasons for starting a scholarship program.
It is with great pride that we celebrate this special milestone by giving back to the professions that have been so good to us by helping the next generation get started. Our journey to 50 years has been defined by the dedicated people that make up Fehr Graham and their ability to provide innovative solutions, foster strong client relationships and make a positive impact in the communities we serve. We are so excited to be able to lean into helping continue this legacy into the future."
Mick Gronewold, Chief Executive Officer
The Fehr Graham Scholarship, valued at $2,500 and renewable for up to three years, will go to five high school seniors who are pursuing two- and four-year degrees in engineering and environmental fields. Recipients must live near any of the firm's 12 offices in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. For more details on the scholarship, visit this site.
"This announcement not only marks Fehr Graham's 50th anniversary celebration, but a commitment to the future," said Dan Ross, President of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. "The Fehr Graham Scholarship program demonstrates a dedication to education and community development, inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders. We are proud to partner on an effort that so closely aligns with our own mission."
In addition to announcing its scholarship program today, Fehr Graham staff from all 12 of its offices gathered in Freeport to celebrate the firm's anniversary. Freeport Mayor Jodi Miller declared Sept. 15 as Fehr Graham Day in the City.
Fehr Graham's success story is a testament to the hard work and expertise of its dedicated team, whose talents consistently drive the company's growth and development. Their unwavering commitment to delivering solutions, paired with a passion for community betterment, has made Fehr Graham a respected, award-winning name in the industry.
This anniversary not only reflects the company's history but is also a springboard for its future. As the firm looks to the next 50 years, it remains committed to communities of all sizes, sustainability and excellence in serving its clients across many sectors.