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2019 Scholarship Awards

Explore the Trades is proud to announce the following recipients of the 2019 scholarships.

Diversity in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Scholarship

David Hardy, a currently enlisted Marine, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and is studying in the electrical program at The Electrical Training Center in New York.

Jill Reed Women in the Trades Scholarship

Summer McClain was awarded the $2,000 scholarship and is studying in the electrical program at The Electrical Training Center in New York.

Diversity in Plumbing & HVAC Scholarship | Sponsored by Ferguson

Sergio Gonzalez was awarded a $2,500 scholarship and will begin the electrical program at Perry Technical Institute in Yakima, Washington.

Technician Scholarship | Sponsored by Home Depot Pro

Glenn Paul was awarded a $3,000 scholarship and is studying in the HVAC program at Perry Technical Institute in Yakima, Washington.

Veterans in Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Scholarship

Kristian Entwistle, a Navy veteran with 21 years of service, was awarded the $5,000 scholarship. Entwistle, a fourth-year plumbing apprentice, is attending Waukesha County Technical College in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Pat Langlin Brazil Women in the Trades Scholarship

Catharine Besterman was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and is studying in the electrical program at Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.    

Caitlin Sutherin was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and is a third-year apprentice in the HVAC and plumbing program at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Women in the Trades Scholarship | Sponsored by Ferguson

Raechelle Davison was awarded a $2,500 scholarship and is studying in the HVAC-R program at National Technical Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada.