Any full-time employee with Power Design for two years or more was qualified to have their child apply child through Scholarship America. Submissions required transcripts, recommendations and essays for the chance to win $5,000 towards the next calendar school year.
There were five winners selected for the year including students from across the country. Four out of five winners cited the medical field as their intended career path, with a total of $25,000 provided by Power Design.
“My goal since middle school was to graduate college debt-free,” said Kailee Kepler, attending Northwestern University in the fall. “After being awarded the Rise High scholarship, I am that much closer to my goal!”
While apprenticeship costs are primarily covered for students entering the trades, those pursuing traditional college education are facing surmounting costs. Scholarships and grants offer multiple sources of support for parents and students. “We’re excited to add ‘Rise High’ to our continuing education efforts and look forward to helping new students each year as the program grows,” Velez added.
Read below to learn more about what it means to a few of our Rise High Scholarship recipients to be awarded assistance for their upcoming, full-time undergraduate studies!