The American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) announced the winners of its third-annual ABMA Scholarship Fund awards.
The ABMA Scholarship Fund was established in late 2010 to help promote careers in boiler engineering and fabrication. The scholarship assists in the post-secondary education and/or training of graduating high school seniors pursuing careers in the commercial, institutional, industrial or power-generating boiler, combustion and related equipment industry.
The five winners of a $3,250 scholarship are:
- John Michael Dillard of Wichita, Kan., who will be attending the Colorado School of Mines, majoring in mechanical engineering;
- Dylan Andrew Helm of Collinsville, Okla., who will be majoring in chemical engineering at Oklahoma State University;
- Andrew Michael Hiett of Leawood, Kan., majoring in chemical engineering at the University of Kansas;
- Stephen Blaise Kolbus of North Royalton, Ohio, who will be attending Cleveland State University, majoring in civil engineering, and
- Cody Joe Shults of Collinsville, Okla., majoring in mechanical engineering at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater.
The scholarships are open to graduating high-school seniors whose parent or parents, grandparents or guardians are currently employed by an active- or associate-member company of the ABMA.
“We had an accomplished group of students applying for scholarships this year, although I wish more graduates would have applied,” said ABMA President Randy Rawson. “And in order to more fully serve the purposes of the Fund, ABMA awarded one more additional scholarship than we originally had planned. It is important to get these scholarships in the hands of students so that the goals and objectives of the Fund can be realized.”
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