Scholarship Applications Due July 1

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Do you know about the World Sweeping Association’s Memorial Scholarship Program? This marks the 4th year for WSA to award scholarships.

WSA will again be providing one scholarship in the name of the late Dale McCaskill, Sr., a long-time power sweeping contractor who was killed in a car accident in 2011. The other is given in the name of the late Carl J. Austin, who was a sweeping contractor before becoming a manager for many years with sweeper manufacturer, Schwarze Industries, Inc.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled or enrolling in an accredited university, technical college or trade school and be a near relative of an employee of a power sweeping company, employed at the company or similar. However, relatives of company principals are not eligible.

WSA began the program in 2013 as a way to help increase the education and, thus, the professionalism, of the power sweeping industry. It’s also a way for the Association to give back to the contractors who are involved in our industry.

As in previous years, in 2016 WSA will offer a total of two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000. However, if the selected student’s sponsor company is a member of the World Sweeping Association, the scholarship amount will be doubled to $2,000.

WSA is actively soliciting donations to fund and, eventually, expand this yearly program. Later this year, our organization anticipates holding an online auction of sweeping-related items donated by industry support companies. To make a donation and/or access WSA’s scholarship applications — including an informational poster you can print out for your bulletin board — go to this website URL: Scholarship applications are due by July 1st.

If you have any questions about the program, don’t hesitate to contact me via email sent to [email protected].