The scholarship will be given to two MECOP students who meet standards of academic excellence, are a junior or senior, are Oregon residents and have a proven passion for the outdoors.
The MECOP is a partnership between Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University and the University of Portland.
"As such, we're proud supporters of the MECOP program, and the next generation of engineers and designers that it helps produce."
Leupold & Stevens has been a partner with MECOP since 1992.
Now MECOP is spreading its expertise to high schools.
So what is MECOP, and why are companies on a waiting list to join?
"Students may make it past the OSU screening, but not past the MECOP board," says Petersen.