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Fifty-Five Students Awarded $112,000 in Scholarships Through the PHCC Educational Foundation

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (October 8, 2020) – The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2020 scholarships awarded through the Foundation.

Thirty students were awarded a total of $55,500 in scholarships funded by the Foundation, Gerry Kennedy, Steve & Isabella Schaeffer, Anne Williams, the McGlame-Wordell Scholarship Committee, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts and PHCC’s Past National Officers. The students, their schools and studies are listed below.

An additional 25 students have received 2020 scholarships thanks to $56,500 in funding provided by A.O. Smith, Bradford White Corporation, Delta Faucet Company, IAPMO, RIDGID, State Water Heaters and Viega. The winners of these awards will be announced under separate releases.

The top Foundation scholarship winners for 2020 are:

  • James Clair from Franklin, Ind. was awarded $5,000. James is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at Mechanical Skills, Inc. 
  • Riley Ristich from Buena Park, Calif. was awarded $5,000. Riley is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at PHCC of ORSB Apprenticeship School. 
  • Aaron Ziccarelli from Madison, Wis. was awarded a $5,000 Charles Hiley Memorial Scholarship. Aaron is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at Madison Area Technical College.

The following students have been awarded scholarships funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation:

  • Ashton Buller from La Crete, Alberta was awarded $2,500. Ashton is studying Mechanical Engineering at University of Alberta. 
  • Macy Long from Belmont, N.C. was awarded $2,500. Macy is studying Business Management at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 
  • Isaac Youngblood from Sacramento, Calif. was awarded $2,500. Isaac is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at PHCC of Sacramento Academy. 
  • Jack Bauer from Cincinnati, Ohio was awarded $1,000. Jack is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at Cincinnati MPA Apprentice Program. 
  • Michael Casteneda from Santa Ana, Calif. was awarded $1,000. Michael is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at PHCC of ORSB Apprenticeship School. 
  • Karla Cortez from San Leandro, Calif. was awarded $1,000. Karla is studying Business Management at San Francisco State University. 
  • Ryan Gross from Bethlehem, Pa. was awarded $1,000. Ryan is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at Lehigh Career Technical Institute. 
  • Jordan Hefner from Escondido, Calif. was awarded $1,000. Jordan is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at PHCC of San Diego Academy. 
  • Lauren Jacoby from Knoxville, Tenn. was awarded $1,000. Lauren is studying Business Management at University of Tennessee Knoxville. 
  • Gregory Lambert from MIAMI, Fla. was awarded $1,000. Gregory is studying HVACR installation, service & repair at Florida Career College. 
  • Dayne Louaillier from San Diego, Calif. was awarded $1,000. Dayne is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at PHCC of San Diego Academy. 
  • Avinash Madhu from Calgary, Alberta was awarded $1,000. Avinash is studying Construction Management at Purdue University. 
  • John McCuen from Broomall, Pa. was awarded $1,000. John is studying Business Management at Bryn Athyn College. 
  • Kai Mousseau from St. Andrews, Manitoba was awarded $1,000. Kai is studying Construction Management at Red River College – Winnipeg. 
  • Nathan Nickles from Sandusky, Ohio was awarded $1,000. Nathan is studying Construction Management at Bowling Green State University. 
  • Thomas Whitney from Las Vegas, Nev. was awarded $1,000. Thomas is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at PHCC of Las Vegas. 

Other scholarships awarded by the Foundation and funded by PHCC members and organizations were:

  • Joseph Mounga from Anaheim, Calif. was awarded a $2,500 Jim Finley Memorial Scholarship. Joseph is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at PHCC of ORSB Apprenticeship School. Scholarship sponsored by Steve & Isabella Schaeffer.
  • Hanna Whalen from Raleigh, N.C. was awarded a $2,500 Patty Jones Memorial Scholarship. Hannah is studying Business Management at North Carolina State University. Scholarship sponsored by Bill Jones.
  • Jonathan Adams from Danville, Calif. was awarded a $2,500 Kennedy Scholarship. Jonathan is studying Mechanical Engineering at California State University Sacramento. Scholarship sponsored by Gerry Kennedy.
  • Kevin Inman from Broken Arrow, Okla. was awarded a $2,500 Fran Williams Memorial Scholarship. Kevin is studying Mechanical Engineering at The University of Tulsa. Scholarship sponsored by McGlame-Wordell Scholarship Committee and Anne Williams.
  • Katelyn Bartley from San Antonio, Texas was awarded $2,500. Katelyn is studying Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. Scholarship sponsored by PHCC of Texas Auxiliary.
  • Katherine Aljian from Waxhaw, N.C. was awarded $2,500. Katherine is studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte. Scholarship sponsored by PHCC Past National Officers.
  • Gabriel Denison from East Haddam, Conn. was awarded $2,500. Gabriel is studying HVACR installation, service & repair at Lincoln Technical Institute. Scholarship sponsored by PHCC Past National Officers.
  • Alan Van-Brunt from Scotts Valley, Calif. was awarded $2,500. Alan is studying Plumbing installation, service & repair at PHCC of Sacramento Academy. Scholarship sponsored by PHCC Past National Officers.

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About PHCC Educational Foundation
The PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership of contractors, manufacturers, and wholesalers, was founded in 1987 to serve the plumbing-heating-cooling industry by preparing contractors and their employees to meet the challenges of a constantly changing marketplace. Students interested in pursuing a career in the plumbing or HVACR professions are invited to visit phccfoundation.org/scholarships for information on 2021 scholarships.

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