Rattan L. Khosa established the Rattan L. Khosa '71 Graduate Endowed Scholarship in Structural Engineering in January 2014 to provide awards for graduate students in the master of science program in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on structures. Rattan L. Khosa is the epitome of the American dream. A native of Kashmir, he left India with $8 in his pockets. After minor expenses, he arrived at the University of Maryland with $3.75, which dropped to $3.25 after he purchased a coffee and one sweet roll at the student center. Through his own perseverance and the encouragement and support of his parents, faculty members, especially Professor Conrad Heins, and fellow students, Khosa graduated with a master of science degree in structural engineering in 1971.