SOURCE: Knovel


July 07, 2011 09:00 ET

Knovel Announces 2011 Recipients of National Merit Bill Woishnis Scholarship

Scholarship Supports Education of Engineering Students

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, today announces the recipients of the 2011 National Merit Bill Woishnis Scholarship. The scholarship launched in 2010 to honor the life and memory of Bill Woishnis, one of Knovel's co-founders, who passed away on August 2, 2009.

Daniel Brooker, from Suffern High School, and Connor Eichinger from Pleasantville High School, both in New York, were selected by judges through a competitive national program. The scholarship application requirements included an essay, a recommendation from a school official, a qualifying SAT score and an outstanding academic record. Both students are eligible to receive a scholarship each year, up to four, as long as they continue to show academic excellence in an engineering program. Both students are set to pursue Mechanical Engineering degrees.

"Connor and Daniel are tremendous young leaders, and we congratulate them both as recipients of the 2011 National Merit Bill Woishnis Scholarship," said Chris Forbes, president and CEO of Knovel. "Their academic excellence paves the way for careers in Mechanical Engineering, and Bill would have been proud to support them."

Bill Woishnis earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, and began his career as a plastics engineer for Hewlett Packard in the early 1980s. A visionary entrepreneur, Bill first co-founded William Andrew Publishing in 1990 and later co-founded Knovel. Bill's innovations largely shaped today's electronic publishing industry.

Additional information about the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program is available here:

About Knovel
Knovel provides a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 400 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174.

About The National Merit Scholarship Program
Established in 1955 to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, NMSC is a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. The majority of National Merit Scholarships offered each year are underwritten by some 500 independent corporate and college sponsors that support NMSC's efforts to honor the nation's scholastic talent and encourage academic excellence at all levels of education.

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