06.08.10 Association News

AAMA Announces Five Scholarship Award Winners

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) celebrates 10 years of furthering the careers and educations of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry by awarding five scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. This is the ninth consecutive year that these scholarships have been awarded. The scholarship award winners were announced at the 2010 AAMA National Summer Conference, held June 6-9 in Oak Brook (Chicago), Ill.

“We’re proud to recognize many accomplished students each year who have worked hard to achieve their educational goals in pursuit of a career in architecture, engineering and related fields,” stated Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO. “There is great value in supporting these students at a formative time in their education so that they can later make important contributions through their work in the building products industry.”

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the program, past winners were recognized during the association’s National Summer Conference. Past scholarship winners are now working in a variety of fields including construction management, architecture, medicine and engineering.

The AAMA Scholarship Program offers families of employees of AAMA member companies the opportunity to obtain financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field relating to the building products industry. The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000. Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores, and a 500-word essay. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students, who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.

In addition to these national awards, AAMA member companies have the opportunity to participate in the Scholarship Partner Program in conjunction with the AAMA Scholarship Program to provide a scholarship opportunity for children of their own employees.

For more information on AAMA Scholarship Programs, contact Evy Lipecka, AAMA membership coordinator.

A full news release announcing all of the 2010 scholarship recipients is available online at AAMA’s online news room.

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