AAMA Awards Four Scholarships for 2005
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) doubled its commitment for 2005, awarding four college scholarships to children of the employees of member companies. More scholarships were awarded this year due to generous support from AAMA members. The awards were presented at the association's summer meeting, held in June in Victoria, Canada.
Jerry Bradley, Jr., the son of Jerry Bradley, Sr. of Arkema Inc. (formerly Atofina), received one of the AAMA architectural group scholarship. He is a graduate of the Mary Montgomery High School near Mobile, Ala. The other recipient of the scholarship was Constance Firke, an engineering student at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Firke is the daughter of Weather Shield employee Debra Firke. Awards from the AAMA residential product group went to Matthew Gaucher, a 2005 graduate of Winthrop (Mass.) High School and the son of Dennis Gaucher. of the W. R. Grace Company, and Simon Gray, a 2005 graduate of Loyola Blakefield High School, Towson, Md. Gray is the son of Selwin Gray, a senior engineer for Millennium Chemicals of Hunt Valley, Md.
The AAMA scholarship program offers families of employees of AAMA member companies
the opportunity to obtain financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree
in an engineering or technical field. The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000.
Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores, and
a 500-word essay, according to the association. Eligible candidates must be high
school seniors or college students, who are children of employees of AAMA member
companies in good standing.
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