Penn College students dominate national scholarship awards

Published 07.07.2021

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A foundation that promotes skilled manufacturing careers has awarded more than a third of its scholarships for the Fall 2021 semester to Pennsylvania College of Technology students.

Eleven students from Penn College’s School of Engineering Technologies were among the 31 nationwide recipients of $1,500-$2,500 scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International. Full-time students enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study were eligible.

Eleven Penn College students were among 31 nationwide receiving $1,500 to $2,500 scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International.“We couldn’t be prouder to see so many deserving Penn College students on the scholarship list,” said Bradley M. Webb, dean of engineering technologies. “By far, Penn College had more students receive the NBT scholarships than any other school. That fact speaks volumes about our quality students, academic programs and faculty. Our students are tomorrow makers who will play a critical role in closing the skills gap.”

According to a recent study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, as many as 2.1 million manufacturing jobs will be unfilled through 2030, which could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion by the end of the decade.

The Penn College NBT scholarship recipients include welding and fabrication engineering technology students Dylan M. Berguson, Jersey Shore; Jason S. Theodore, St. George’s, Grenada; and Jayna K. Vicary, Curwensville; welding technology students Luke J. Berkoski, Winfield, and Clay C. Knight, Delaware, Ohio; and metal fabrication students Caleb D. Coots, Tioga, and Alec D. Rees, Centerport, New York.

Also receiving scholarships were Jake C. Beatty, Grove City, machine tool technology; Casey B. Campbell, Kennerdell, engineering design technology; Pete H. Kane, Annandale, New Jersey, manufacturing engineering technology; and Chethan C. Meda, Corning, New York, automated manufacturing technology.

Since 1990, NBT has awarded more than $1.1 million to nearly 600 students nationwide.

Penn College’s School of Engineering Technologies consists of divisions focusing on materials science and engineering technologies, industrial and computer technologies, construction and architectural technologies, and diesel technology and natural resources.

For information on the majors represented by the Penn College scholarship recipients and other programs offered by the School of Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education. Email the Admissions Office or call toll-free at 800-367-9222.