The winners of the GPS Insight ‘You are the Reason’ Skilled Trades scholarship program have been announced.
In October, GPS Insight announced the program will award two students $10,000 each to pursue full-time skilled trades study at a college or accredited vocational-technical school in the 2023-2024 academic year.
The goal of the program is to address the shrinking talent pool intersecting with the current skilled trades gap.
Eligible students for the scholarship are high school seniors, graduates, or undergraduates with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
The two scholarship winners for $10,000 are:
- Michael Lyons — Lyons was nominated by Joseph Righter, Brandenburg Industrial. His skilled trade will be mechanics.
- Jacob Paquette — Paquette was nominated by Jeff Palmer, Magnakleen Services, to help further his education. His skilled trade is automotive technology.
There were also three honorable mentions who received a $500 scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year.
- Alexandra Zapien for welding.
- Briley Lehman for construction management.
- Tyler Horsley for welding.
GPS Insight has stated it will offer the scholarship opportunity again this fall.