The NSCA Education Foundation, located in Cedar Rapids, IA, recently awarded eight $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing education related to the commercial electronic systems industry.
“The NSCA Education Foundation helps advance the industry through a variety of initiatives, including our scholarship program, which helps attract the next generation of industry professionals,” said Tom Frericks, president of the NSCA Education Foundation.
Winners were Jess Ashby, Marc-Andrew Brooks, Cody Dixon, Erin Graham, Brad Groarke, Wesley Luce, Dawn Meade, and Ross Nordeen. In their applications, the scholarship winners outlined their career goals, past experiences and hopes for the future.
For example, Nordeen once built his own computer and plans to use his award to study IT. “I want to make a difference in the world by continuing my education further at Michigan Technological University learning about computers and testing their boundaries,” he said.
Another scholarship winner was exposed to television production at age nine and loves working hands-on with the equipment. Graham said winning the scholarship was a big financial relief. “When I learned that I received the scholarship, there was a major burden lifted off my shoulders and a push to continue reaching for my goal,” she said.
After attending Dave Matthews and Incubus concerts, Luce realized he wanted to work in live sound as a career. “It’s a nice award that will help me with my schooling – allowing to me to chase my dreams of being successful in the field of audio technology,” he said.
Scholarship winners were selected based on the presentation of their applications, grade point averages, work experiences and letters of recommendation.
Bosch Awards Additional Two Scholarships
In partnership with the NSCA Education Foundation, Bosch Communications Systems offered scholarships in memory of Robert Bosch, who founded Robert Bosch GmbH, a German technology corporation. The company awarded two $2,500 Bosch scholarship for industry education.
“The NSCA Foundation is grateful for Bosch’s commitment to the future of our industry,” said Frericks. “By supporting education, Bosch’s generous scholarships will go a long way to ensure the continued success of the commercial electronic systems industry.”
The scholarship recipients are Jess Ashby and Dawn Meade, both of whom also received the $1,000 scholarship from NSCA.
The Bosch scholarship was available to current high school senior or college students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Applicants must pursue education that culminates in a career in the electronic systems industry or related field.
About the NSCA Education Foundation
The NSCA Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that supports educational initiatives focused on the future growth and stability of the commercial electronic systems industry. The goals of the Foundation include: making training available and affordable for industry professionals and students, attracting new qualified individuals into the industry; and providing the industry with leadership and direction through educational programs.
About Bosch Communications Systems
The Bosch Group is a global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 260,000 associates generated sales of 43.7 billion euros in fiscal 2006. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 300 subsidiary and regional companies in over 50 countries.