Urban is excited to announce the recipient of the fourth annual Edward M. D’Alba Leadership Award Scholarship. The Edward M. D’Alba Leadership Award Scholarship is offered to a graduating high school senior in the Philadelphia City Rowing program who demonstrates leadership, on and off the water. This year’s awardee is Luca Hall of Walter Biddle Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences. Mr. Hall was given the scholarship at a presentation along Boathouse Row during Philadelphia City Rowing’s end of season event. He plans on attending the Pennsylvania State University at Abington this fall.
Philadelphia City Rowing is an organization that seeks to empower local public school students through the sport of rowing. The sport teaches discipline, perseverance, and teamwork, reinforcing invaluable lessons that extend into all areas of life.
Mr. D’Alba is a longtime rower and athlete who found great success in business in the engineering field. He always maintained his passion for rowing, having spent as many hours, if not more, on the Schuylkill River than he did in the boardroom. Mr. D'Alba served as the president and CEO of Urban until his retirement in 2016, and he currently serves on the firm's board. To honor his service, Urban Engineers dedicates this scholarship to a promising individual who is an optimist, dreamer, and achiever that others look to for guidance and trust.