AAMA Awards Four Scholarships for 2005

AAMA Scholars and Award Presenters. Left to right are: Ray Garries of Jeld- Wen, Inc., (AAMA Scholarship Advisory Committee), Matthew Gaucher, Residential Products Group Scholar, Jerry Bradley, Jr., Architectural Products Group Scholar, and John Brunett of Simonton Windows and the current AAMA President.

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.

DWM™ is a registered trademark of Key Communications Inc.
Publisher does not accept responsibility for statements or claims made by advertising placed on this website.
Signed articles represent the opinions of the writer and not necessarily those of the publisher.
All information published on this website is believed to be accurate.
No responsibility is assumed for losses incurred due to errors in text and/or graphic content.

No reproduction of any type without expressed written permission.