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 are determined by the ABMA Board of Directors each year in which scholarships are offered. In 2021, the ABMA awarded twelve (12) scholarships and has given out almost $225,000 since inception.

Eligibility

An eligible student is enrolled in or has been accepted by an 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 ABMA member company in good standing or sponsored by an ABMA member company. No applicant for a Fund scholarship shall be discriminated against on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or citizenship.

Required Documentation
Incomplete applications will not be accepted and applications that do not comply with all instructions will be negatively impacted during the review process.

  • Scholarship Application
  • Complete school-issued high school or college transcript (whichever is applicable)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from among the following: one should be from an educational institution representative (e.g. high school principal, professor, advisor etc.) and one from an executive at a sponsoring company or individual familiar with the student's community or public service. Parents can be sponsors but not eligible for recommendations.
  • Acceptance letter from a nationally or regionally accredited post-secondary college, university, or similarly accredited community college, vocational, trade or technical school. (High School and Transfer Students Only)
  • SAT or ACT scores. (High School Students Only)
  • Personal Statement
 
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2022 Recipients

Benjamin Clasby – Mechanical Engineering – University of Dayton
Sponsored by Detroit Stoker Company

Garrett Diesing – Mechanical Engineering - University of Toledo
Sponsored by Detroit Stoker Company

Kyla Flanagan – Mechanical Engineering – Abilene Christian University
Sponsored by RENTECH Boiler Systems

Eric Gurski – Mechanical Engineering – Central Connecticut State University
Sponsored by Zeeco

Nathan Kaesbauer – Mechanical Engineering – University of Iowa
Sponsored by Wabash Power Equipment Company

Erich Langstine – Mechanical Engineering - North Carolina State
Sponsored by Zeeco

Christian MacDonald – Electrical Engineering – Abilene Christian University
Sponsored by Applied Heat Recovery

Megan McDonald - Biomedical Engineering – University of South Florida
Sponsored by Karl Dungs USA

Rexford Shippy – Environmental Engineering – Texas A&M
Sponsored by CECO Peerless

Tyler Shippy - Electrical Engineering - Texas A&M
Sponsored by CECO Peerless

Walker Shippy - Mechanical Engineering - Texas A&M
Sponsored by CECO Peerless