News from North American Suppliers of Machinery, Accessories and Materials for Making All Types of Wire & Cable WCISA Awards $13,750 in Scholarships in 2017 WCISA® (Wire & Cable Industry Suppliers Association®), Akron, OH, USA, had a record number of scholarship applications and requests this year. The competition was strong enough that the WCISA Board of Directors decided to award multiple annual scholarships in 2017, and it made contributions to special scholarships for a scholarship program organized by the IWCS, www.iwcs.org. The 2017 winners are listed below along with the WCISA Member Company that they are associated with, either as an employee, intern or as a child or grandchild of an employee. WCISA 2017 High School Scholarship Winners: Alexa Brooks, Carris Reels: $1000 Katherine Rosivach, Davis-Standard: $1000 Jason Long, RichardsApex: $750 Thomas Csisztu, QED Wire Lines: $500 Nina D'Amato, Sjogren Industries: $500 WCISA 2017 Employee & Intern Scholarship Winners: Thomas Anderson, Southwire Company: $1000 Eric Damm, Cable Components Group: $1000 Austin Clark, Cable Components Group: $750 Ric Rosenhagen, Reelex Packaging Solutions: $750 Jordan Beason, Cable Components Group: $500 WCISA 2017 Special Scholarships: $3000 contribution to the IWCS “Wire & Cable Industry Student Scholarship Fund at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute” and a $3000 contribution to the IWCS “Wire & Cable Industry Student Scholarship Fund at Georgia Tech University” The research in these programs will be in the fields of copper and aluminum wiring, polymer coatings, optical fibers and fiber optic cable. The awards for each scholarship are to be used toward education expenses. The winners were selected by the WCISA Board of Directors, which reviewed all applications. WCISA offers three types of scholarships; see the image on the right for details. Recent WCISA exhibits: wire Southeast Asia 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand (see opening ceremony image on the right) and IWCS 2017™, the 66th International Cable · Connectivity Symposium in Orlando, FL, USA. Recent Outing: Reception at IWCS 2017™ in Orlando (see image on the right). www.wcisaonline.org WCISA® Scholarship Program WCISA offers three types of scholarships to its member companies: 1.WCISA Employee & Intern Scholarship for people currently working at a WCISA member company: One or more awards per year. Applicants should have a need and desire to enroll in or be enrolled in an in-person or online course or degree program that is related to their job description at the WCISA member company. Applications are due from employees, interns or colleagues at WCISA member companies by July 31 of each year. 2.WCISA High School Graduate Scholarship for high school graduates with a parent or grandparent working at a WCISA member company: One or more awards per year. Applicants must be a high school graduate enrolled in a college or university in the fall of the application year. Any planned field of study is acceptable. Applications are due from students or parents/grandparents at WCISA member companies by July 31 of each year. 3.WCISA Special Scholarship for extraordinary or special circumstances, directly or via industry partners (memorials, hardships, research projects, endowments, etc.). These are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Applications or requests may be submitted at any time of the year by an employee of any WCISA member company or via industry partners. Materials to Submit: Applicants should submit a written statement to firstname.lastname@example.org, identifying their connection to a WCISA member company, the desired scholarship and the reasons to be selected
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