Hoffman Estates, IL May 12, 2010 Nearly one-hundred students applied for a Craftsman tool grant through the I CAR Education Foundation that was available this spring.
This resulted in a record amount of applicants for a Foundation grant and/or scholarship. Out of the student applicants, seventeen were selected to receive a set of Craftsman tools valued at $575 each.
The donated tool kits included a 268 pc. Mechanic Tool Set with Lift-Top Lid Case plus Microtork Torque Wrench, a Craftsman 20 pc. Super-Duty Punch and Chisel Set, and a Craftsman 7-piece Fiberglass Handle Body and Fender Repair Tool Set.
The student winners of the spring Craftsman tool grant include:
Bryce Collins (Northeast Technology Center, Afton, OK)
Daniel Garbee (Warren Tech, Lakewood, CO)
Christian Garfio (Warren Tech, Lakewood, CO)
Guy Groth (Southeast Community College, West Burlington, IA)
Tyler Henshaw (Eastern School of Art and Technology, Upper Moreland, PA)
Ryan Kelley (Guilford Tech Community College, Jamestown, NC)
Sophanara Khoeun (Guilford Tech Community College, Jamestown, NC)
Michael Laue (Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA)
Amanda Middlebrook (Chantilly Academy, Chantilly, VA)
Brock Miner (Dennis Technical Education Center, Boise, ID)
Nicholas Perez (Saginaw Career Complex, Saginaw, MI)
Theodore Schuck (College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL)
John C. St. Denny (Southwestern Community College, Creston, IA)
Marissa Stegriy (South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA)
Cara Ashlyn Stevens (Scarlet Oaks Career Development Center, Cincinnati, OH)
Steven James Tarnowski (Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN)
Eric Vazquez (Automotive Training Center, Warminster, PA)
“We are thrilled to partner with I-CAR Education Foundation to arm these students with Craftsman tools, and in turn help them on their journey to becoming professionals in their trade,” said Laura Sardegna, Brand Director for Craftsman.
“Craftsman is America’s most trusted tool brand and these tools can be used for years to come. No matter what path the students choose, they will have the tools necessary to tackle any project.”
I-CAR Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger commented, “We thank Craftsman for their generous tool donation to the Education Foundation and joining us in helping to equip these future professionals of the industry with the proper tools and equipment.
"This was the first time the Foundation offered a ‘tool scholarship’ and we were overwhelmed with applications from deserving students from around country. This incredible response helps show students’ need for tools for their eventual career within the industry.”