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Penn College students awarded manufacturing scholarships


Eight students from Pennsylvania College of Technology are among 37 nationwide honored with scholarships from a foundation that promotes skilled manufacturing careers.

The $1,500 scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs – the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International – are for the Fall 2020 semester. Full-time students enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study were eligible.

The eight Penn College recipients represent majors within the School of Engineering Technologies.

“We are very proud to see so many of our students honored with the scholarships,” said Bradley M. Webb, dean of engineering technologies. “Penn College had more students receive the scholarships than any other school. That fact reflects the high quality of not only our students but also our academic programs and dedicated faculty.”

Nuts, Bolts & ThingamajigsThe Penn College scholarship recipients are welding and fabrication engineering technology students Dylan M. Berguson, of Jersey Shore; Jeremy D. Carlson, of Russell; Chad M. Phillips, of Dallas; and Jason S. Theodore, of St. George, Grenada; manufacturing engineering technology students Ethan S. Rhodes-O’Brien, of Dillsburg, and Matthew R. Swartz, of West Hartford, Connecticut; and automated manufacturing technology students Chethan C. Meda, of Corning, New York, and John A. Provenza Jr., of Marysville.

“We are pleased to award scholarships to these deserving students and are happy to assist them in reaching their academic goals,” said Edward Youdell, NBT president. “They recognize that skilled manufacturing careers can be rewarding financially and fulfilling personally.”

In addition to the monetary award, scholarship winners received a complimentary one-year FMA membership and a Student Design Kit CAD software package from SolidWorks Corp., an industry partner of NBT.

For information on the majors represented by the Penn College scholarship recipients and other programs offered by the School of Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education. Email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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