AAMA announces 2014 scholarship winners

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) celebrated 14 consecutive years of furthering the careers and education of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry by awarding six AAMA scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies.

The recipients of 10 partner scholarships were also announced.The scholarship award winners were announced during the 2014 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 1-4, in Indianapolis.

“We are extremely proud of this year’s group of AAMA scholarship winners,” said Rich Walker, AAMA’s president and CEO. “This next generation of leaders shows a bright future for the industry. We are pleased to support their efforts to expand their knowledge in these fields.”

The AAMA Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000. All children of employees of AAMA member companies are eligible to obtain this financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field relating to the building products industry. Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores and a 500-word essay. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.

The 2014 FenestrationMasters(TM) Scholarship Award was awarded to David Sloane, a soon-to-be freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sloane will be pursuing a degree in engineering. He is interested in math and science and earned a National Honors award three years in a row. His mother, Loren Sloane, is an employee of Atrium Companies, Inc., in Dallas.

The first 2014 AAMA Scholarship Award recipient is Jakob Hartl, who will be a junior at Iowa State University this fall. He is pursuing a degree in engineering and is a member of the FTC Robotics team and the Lunabotics team. He is ranked number one in his class. His father, Wilhelm Hartl, works for Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

The second recipient is Tanner Phelps, who is a soon-to-be freshman pursuing a degree in chemical engineering this fall at Iowa State University. In his essay, Phelps said he hopes to use his degree someday to help improve the world we live in. His father, Doug Phelps, works for Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

The third recipient is Steven Patrick, a soon-to-be freshman at the University of Tennessee. Patrick plans to major in mechanical engineering and has aspirations of starting his own engineering company someday. His mother, Amy Patrick, works for Kawneer Company, Inc. in Springdale, Arkansas.

The fourth recipient is Tyler Foster, who will be a freshman this fall at the University of Iowa, where he will pursue a degree in computer science. He was ranked number one in his class in high school and is active in the North Mahaska 4-H community. His father, Keith Foster, works for Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

The fifth, and final, recipient is Holly Hagemann, who will start this fall at Northern Illinois University, where she will pursue a degree in electrical engineering. Currently, she works as a high school student tutor specializing in statistics and calculus. Her mother, Patricia L. Hagemann, works for Pella Corporation in West Chicago, Illinois.

The 10 partner scholarship recipients are as follows: Jean Abbey, winner of the Henry and Carole Taylor family Scholarship, from Architectural Testing, Inc.; Ashton Tongco, winner of a scholarship from Graham Architectural; Haris Hrahic, winner of a scholarship from MI Windows and Doors; Tyler Quatraro, Alexa Acquista and Matthew Saunders, all winners of the Milgard Manufacturing Scholarship; Katlyn Nau, winner of the PGT Talent for Tomorrow Scholarship; Kaitlyn Shaw, winner of the Ron Sandwith Scholarship from Quanex Building Products; Caden Brooker, winner of a scholarship from Simonton Windows; and Moriah Dockter, winner of a scholarship from VEKA, Inc.

More Information

For more information, visit the AAMA Scholarship Program web page or contact Jannine Klemencic, AAMA’s association services assistant, jklemencic@aamanet.org. Videos of the AAMA Scholarship Award winners accepting their awards can be found on AAMA's YouTube Channel .

More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, http://www.aamanet.org.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.(SM)

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