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Career Development Scholarship Winners 2018

The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) today announced the recipients of fifteen $5,000 Career Development Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Meet Our Winners:

  1. Tarek Abushamma, Company: Poly-clip System

    Thank you for your generous $5000 Career and Development Scholarship. I was very appreciative to learn that I was selected, and will put it towards the classes that I need to fulfill my double major. Thanks again for your generosity; I hope someday I will be able to pay it forward.

  2. Mackenzie Bennett, Company: Seiberling Associates

    I am extremely honored to have been awarded the 2018 FPSA Career Development Scholarship. This scholarship will help me reach my goal of earning a Civil Engineering degree from The Ohio State University. I am beyond grateful to be receiving this award.

  3. Brittany Bluthardt, Company: Cozzini LLC

    I am incredibly honored and delighted to receive the FPSA Career Development Scholarship Program award. With this scholarship, I can continue to pursue my studies in journalism and strategic communication at Butler University and reach my personal career goal of becoming a journalist. Without this program, I would not be able to fund or continue my education, so I am very thankful and grateful for this outstanding opportunity.

  4. Patrick Burcham, Company: Kelvion

    As a non-traditional student and the sole support of my family of 5, getting funding assistance to finish my Organizational Leadership degree at Rogers State University is critical for my education and continuing career success. Thank you to the FPSA for selecting me for this scholarship.

  5. Sierra Cady, Company: Provisur Technologies

    I am very grateful to have received this scholarship from FPSA. Your generosity is such a blessing to me in pursuing my undergraduate studies at Ohio State University and later my dream of going to graduate school!

  6. Matt Duesterhaus, Company: Weber, Inc.

    I greatly appreciate the FPSA for selecting me as one of these prestigious 15. The Career Development Scholarship allows me to continue my passion in Chemical Engineering here at the University of Mizzou. Again thank you very much, it’s an honor!

  7. Madison Grantham, Company: Paul Mueller Company

    I am extremely grateful to be receiving the FPSA Career Development Scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to further my education at Arkansas Tech University, and to pursue a career in the medical field. The FPSA is empowering students to reach their educational goals and I am so thankful to be a part of that.

  8. Savannah Hollaway, Company: Provisur Technologies

    I am honored and so grateful to have received the FPSA Career Development Scholarship! It has helped me in paying for my undergraduate education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where I will be majoring in Systems Engineering this fall. It has also provided me with the opportunity to start saving up for graduate school. Thank you so much FPSA!

  9. Austin Lopez, Company: Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation

    I am beyond thankful to be a recipient of the Food Processing Suppliers Association's 2018 Career Development Scholarship. This gracious award will certainly assist me in my aspirations to become a medical doctor by providing me with the financial assets necessary to make my dreams possible. Thank you once again for selecting me as one of the few beneficiaries of this scholarship, as it is such an honor to be selected to receive this award out of all the candidates!

  10. Shannon Moore, Company: Provisur Technologies

    Thank you FPSA for supporting students within your membership family. I am especially grateful to be chosen as this will allow me to continue my pursuit of a chemical engineering degree at University of Minnesota.

  11. Garrett Pratesi, Company: RathGibson Inc.

    Thank you so much to FPSA for awarding me with the Career Development Scholarship! This scholarship will help me as I enter my college education and pursue my dreams in the business field. I am very grateful to be a recipient of this award and I know it will be a great help towards my tuition payments as I attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater next fall.

  12. Kathryn Schneider, Company: Dorner Manufacturing Corporation

    I am honored and humbled to be receiving this Career Development Scholarship from FPSA! It will aid me in my pursuit of my bachelor's degree in Music Education in fall at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Honors College. I am very blessed to be continuing in my higher education and grateful that FPSA can provide me assistance for my future!

  13. Cameron Scott, Company: A. Epstein & Sons International Inc.

    Thank you so much for this significant $5,000 scholarship, I was honored to be select from the 126 applicants. This scholarship will ease the burden of tuition and fees at Iowa State University. I am so grateful to FPSA for this award.

  14. Shayla White, Company: Interstates Control Systems, Inc.

    I was very pleased to hear that I was selected to receive the FPSA career development scholarship! It will be beneficial to me as I further my education at Augustana University pursuing a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Fitness Management.