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Two Penn College Students Awarded Construction Scholarships


Two Pennsylvania College of Technology construction majors are among 10 students sharing $18,000 in scholarships from the Merit Shop Training and Research Center, presented during a recent meeting of the Keystone Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. board of directors.

Caleb M. Wise, a building automation technology student from Manheim, received $2,500, and Cody A. Sollenberger, a building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration major from Lancaster, was awarded $2,000.

The MSTRC, which has given out $371,000 in scholarships over the years, was established by ABC Keystone as an educational and research foundation to assist students who have chosen construction-related career paths. The center is funded by chapter members who have taken upon themselves the responsibility to help men and women prepare for the industry.

“This provides a great opportunity to connect students with industry, not only from a learning environment, but also with constituents who are passionate about continued growth in their respective fields,” said Marc E. Bridgens, Penn College’s dean of construction and design technologies.

ABC Keystone represents more than 650 construction-related firms throughout southcentral Pennsylvania and is part of a national association with 74 chapters representing more than 22,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms across the United States.

For more information about “degrees that work” in the college’s School of Construction and Design Technologies, call 570-327-4518.

For more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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