WMIA awards $15,000 in scholarships


The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association awarded $15,000 in scholarships to eight students seeking careers in wood technology, machinery and related fields.

The students were selected on academic success, interests and special abilities. This year's recipients are:

? Kevin Bowman, Ashley Harvey and Scott Vasey of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.

? Leaha Harrison of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.

? Tyler M. Hillyard and Christopher Placke of the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio

? Amanda Joynt of Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

? Dan Roethle of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

Scholarships offered by WMIA range in value from $1,000 to $5,000. The WMIA Educational Foundation provides scholarships for talented and worthy students seeking careers in wood technology, machinery and related fields.

Any student or college-bound individual is eligible to apply. Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1 of the year in which they will use the scholarship. They must have sufficient academic records to be accepted by an accredited college, junior college or technical institute. Students already in college are also eligible to apply.

For information, visit www.wmia.org.

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