Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors has announced the winners of its 2017 scholarship contest. The contest offered a $1,000 scholarship to current or prospective college students who best answered the essay question “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”

Feldco awarded two winners who best exemplified Feldco’s family values in their essays. Emily Laughead of North Aurora, Ill., and Catherine Haws of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, were chosen from the 2,700 applicants nationwide.

Laughead will be entering her sophomore year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall of 2017. The Feldco scholarship committee was impressed with Emily’s advocacy for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to Type 1 Diabetes research.

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to think about how my family has gotten me to where I am today,” Laughead  said. “It was a really cool opportunity to think back on my life.”

Haws will be a junior this coming school year at Asbury University located in Wilmore, Ky.

“I am just super excited to receive this scholarship,” said Haws. “I really enjoyed writing this meaningful essay.”

Submission is open now through January 15th, 2018 for Feldco’s next scholarship contest.

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