Penn College welding student receives scholarship

Published 09.21.2022

Welding & Metal Fabrication
Student News
Engineering Technologies

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was one of about 100 nationwide to receive a scholarship from the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, an organization serving the automotive aftermarket industry.

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $2,750 scholarship to Brandan R. Marhefka, of Windber. A Dean’s List student, Marhefka is seeking a bachelor’s degree in welding & fabrication engineering technology.

Brandan R. Marhefka“The SEMA Scholarship Program receives some incredibly impressive applications from students every year,” said Chris Standifer, SEMA manager of recognition programs. “This year’s applications were especially noteworthy. … We’re here to support students from all majors. Winners go on to pursue a variety of careers; the common denominator is their love for automobiles.”

The scholarships are geared to students planning to pursue careers in the automotive aftermarket industry.

Penn College’s School of Engineering Technologies offers several degrees related to welding and automotive technology. For information on those majors, call 570-327-4520.

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