Larkworthy Engineering Scholarship
The Larkworthy Engineering Scholarship is awarded to a student planning a career in Mechanical Engineering. Pete Larkworthy passed away in Dec.2011, but helped to establish this scholarship before his passing. Pete was born in Montreal, Canada, and graduated from the University of Winnipeg. His career in mechanical engineering started in the 1960's when he joined the team tasked with developing the “new” Boeing 747. Mountain climbing, skydiving, long distance bicycling, diving, running, skiing, and kayaking all were passions for Pete. Sailing, though, became his love, and he and his wife of 33 years, Linda Zielinski, spent 8 years building and 19 years sailing his beloved Marara—a very seaworthy 36- foot sailboat. Pete's love of the outdoors and zest for life never diminished as his struggles with Huntington's Disease began in the late 1990's. Surrounded by the love and support of so many, Pete's life stayed rich and full to the end.