The Albert Engineering Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program in The William States Lee College of Engineering designed to develop future engineering leaders as a gift from Craig and Darla Albert. The Albert Scholars Program recruits top engineering students and emphasizes applied learning, campus involvement, and professional development. Craig Albert is a 1985 graduate of Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte. He is currently the president and chief operating officer of Bechtel Group, Inc. His wife Darla is a 1983 alumna of UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business.
The scholarship covers tuition and fees, room and board, a laptop computer, summer experiences, Lee College for Engineering Leadership Academy participation, study abroad opportunities, and a professional development stipend. Albert Scholars are members of the University Honors Program and also, as merit scholars, receive specialized programming and advising in the Honors College.