Landau Associates, Inc. is proud to present the Kristy J. Hendrickson Scholarship. This scholarship promotes and supports women in engineering programs in the Pacific Northwest in honor of our esteemed former coworker and co-owner, Kris Hendrickson.
A true Seattle native, Kris was born, raised, attended college, worked, and lived the majority of her adult life in the Seattle area. She attended the University of Washington, where she earned a degree in chemistry and mathematics (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1971 and a master’s in environmental engineering in 1982. After teaching and living abroad, she spent 15 years working for Boeing before being recruited to Landau Associates to begin what would become a 24-year legacy.
Not just an engineer, Kris was active in many capacities throughout her life. She enjoyed being a wife and mother, reading, sewing, gardening, cross-country skiing, baking, cooking in general, and was passionate about home-grown apple trees and their fruit. In all her endeavors, she contributed more than ability. She was always kind, patient, and compassionate.
Kris was a personal force and intensely intelligent. She was adept at both interpreting information and reading people. Coworkers and others who knew her from the broader environmental industry have said that her influence in shaping Landau Associates was second only to that of its founder. When Landau’s current CEO, Chip Halbert, was young and ambitious, Kris advised him to learn to say “no” just as well as, even if less frequently than, he said “yes” to opportunities and requests. It’s the kind of wisdom she imparted to many at Landau Associates: lessons not just on how to succeed in consulting, but in life. Kris invested in younger generations to the betterment of the company as a whole, and she did it by bettering and empowering individuals. Now Landau Associates is taking up that torch to help the next generation of Krises enter and be successful in the engineering field.
Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Be a female pursuing an Environmental Engineering degree
- Be a high school senior, high school graduate, current college undergraduate, or graduate level student
- Reside or attend college in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
The scholarship will award $10,000 to one new student each year, with three annual renewals for students who continue to meet the eligibility requirements. Recipients will also be eligible for an optional paid summer internship at Landau Associates (internship is not required to receive the scholarship).
Landau Associates is partnering with Scholarship America to review applications, select scholarship recipients, and process awards.
People who meet the eligibility requirements are welcomed and encouraged to apply online via Scholarship America.
Application Opens November 20th, 2023