Randy Rawson Scholarship Program

Click here for the press release on our 2017 recipients.

Purpose & Scope

The Randy Rawson Scholarship Program was created for the Promotion of Careers in Boiler Engineering and Fabrication. A special fund has been organized to support the scholarship program and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The specific purpose of the Fund is to support post-secondary education and/or training of graduating high school students pursuing careers in the commercial, institutional, industrial or power-generating boiler, combustion and related equipment industry through educational scholarships. The number and amount of scholarships awarded is determined by the ABMA Board of Directors each year in which scholarships are offered. In 2017, the ABMA awarded sixteen scholarships and has given out over $150,000 since inception.

Eligibility
An eligible student is enrolled in or have been accepted by a nationally or regionally accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning or similarly-accredited community college, vocational or trade/technical school and has a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED).  The applicant must be a relative of an employee of an Active or Associate Member in good standing of the ABMA or sponsored by an Active or Associate Member company of ABMA. Additional eligibility criteria is included in the application materials.

"Your scholarships help all of their recipients focus on their studies full time by reducing financial stress" , Vincent Souza, 2016-17 Scholarship Recipient.

No applicant for a Fund scholarship shall be discriminated against on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or citizenship.

2017 Recipients:

Thor Brockman – Computer Engineering – Clemson University
Sponsored by Victory Energy

Bryan Burke – Electrical & Computer Engineering - University of Louisville
Sponsored by WARE

Lauren Coolbaugh – Mechanical Engineering –Western Kentucky University
Sponsored by WARE

Naomi Curtis – Computer Science – Georgia Tech
Sponsored by Victory Energy

Brett Curtsinger – Engineering Graphics & Design - Murray State University
Sponsored by WARE

Ryan Daugherty - Engineering - North Carolina State University
Sponsored by CORMETECH

Tobias Dwyer – Chemical Engineering – University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Sponsored by Victory Energy

Dylan Funk – Mechanical Engineering – Pittsburg State University
Sponsored by Chanute Manufacturing

Travis Harsch – Aerospace Engineering - Oklahoma State University
Sponsored by Vector Systems, Inc.

Lauren Herrington – Mechanical Engineering – University of Tulsa
Sponsored by Cust-O-Bend

Kolby Kiesling – Engineering – Abilene Christian University
Sponsored by Applied Heat Recovery

Mark Martinez – Engineering - Abilene Christian University
Sponsored by Applied Heat Recovery

Nathan McDonald – Electrical Engineering – Northern Illinois University
Sponsored by Karl Dungs

Cody Shults – Civil/Environmental Engineering – Oklahoma State University
Sponsored by Victory Energy

Carley Smith - Chemical Engineering- University of Oklahoma
Sponsored by Toyota Tsusho America

Vincent Souza – Mechanical Engineering - San Jose State University
Sponsored by Nationwide Boiler