Randy Rawson Scholarship Program

Purpose & Scope
The Randy Rawson Scholarship Program was created for the Promotion of Careers in Boiler Engineering and Fabrication. A special fund has been set aside to the support 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. No applicant for a Fund scholarship shall be discriminated against on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or citizenship.
 
2018 Recipients

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

Eric Caruso - Industrial Engineering - Wichita State University
Sponsored by Superior Boiler Works

Collin Coolbaugh - Electrical Engineering - Western Kentucky University
Sponsored by WARE

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Kolbus - Mechnical Engineering - Cleveland State University
Sponsored by Clark-Reliance

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

Alexander Miller - Mechanical Engineering - University of Toledo
Sponsored by Detroit Stoker Company

Allison Reed - Engineering - Abilene Christian University
Sponsored by Applied Heat Recovery

Xavier Rios - Mechanical Engineering - University of North Texas
Sponsored by Vector Systems

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

Joseph Valentine - Engineering - Irvine Valley College
Sponsored by Pacific Combustion - Division of Nationwide Boiler