PHCC Educational Foundation announces 2015 scholarship winners

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2015 scholarships awarded through the Foundation.

Twenty students were awarded a total of $37,500 in scholarships funded by the Foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, Anne Williams, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts and PHCC's Past National Officers.

Sixteen additional students have received 2015 scholarships thanks to over $40,000 in funding provided by A. O. Smith, Bradford White Corporation, Delta Faucet Company, RIDGID Tool Company and State Water Heaters.  The winners of these awards will be announced under separate releases.

Conor Flanagan of Norfolk, Mass., has been awarded the 2015 Charles F. Hiley Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 award funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation and South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association. Conor is pursuing a degree in Business Management at Southern New Hampshire University.

The following students have been awarded $2,500 scholarships funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation:

  • Dylan Belkholm of Webster, Wis. is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Mankato State University, Minn.
  • Joshua Bowman of McMurray, Pa. is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University.
  • Keenan Brekke of Oakland, Calif. is pursuing a degree in Construction Management at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.
  • Jordan Dietrich of Sobieski, Wis. is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado - Boulder.
  • Mason Lott of Pawnee, Ill. is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Istitute of Technology.
  • Patrick Riley of Milton, Mass. is pursuing a degree in Business Management at Providence College.

The following students have been awarded $1,000 scholarships funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation:

  • Allan Aguilar of San Diego, Calif. is working for PHCC member Bill Howe Plumbing, Htg. & A/C in San Diego, Calif. and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Aubrey "Deuce" Gibbs of Dawsonville, Ga. is pursuing a degree in Construction Management at Georgia Southern University.
  • Mike Lacey of El Cajon, Calif. is working for PHCC member Bill Howe Plumbing, Htg. & A/C in San Diego, Calif. and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Rene Renaud of El Cajon, Calif. is working for PHCC member Fox Plumbing in San Diego, Calif. and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice at the PHCC Academy of San Diego.
  • Hayden Rhymer of Blountville, Tenn. is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University.
  • Scott Silver of Millwood, N.Y. is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College.
  • Jared Stewart of Raleigh, N.C. is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State Univerisity.
  • Elizabeth Swanson of Mukilteo, Wash. is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University.
  • Angella Volchko of Kent, Ohio is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado - Boulder.
  • Dylan Wolf of West Liberty, Iowa is working full-time at PHCC member company Muller Plumbing & Heating in Iowa City, Iowa and is enrolled as a plumbing apprentice in the Kirkwood Community College PHCC Apprenticeship Program.

Elizabeth Bergh of Duluth, Minn. was awarded a $2,500 need-based scholarship sponsored by the PHCC Past National Officers. She is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech.

Rachel Hinchey of Wakefield, Mass. was awarded the PHCC of Massachusetts Auxiliary Sponsored Scholarship of $1,500 and the Fran Williams Memorial Scholarship of $1,000, Sponsored by Anne Williams. Rachel is pursuing a degree in Business Management at the University of South Carolina.

Hannah Freund of Spring Branch, Texas was awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC of Texas Auxiliary and PHCC Educational Foundation. Hannah is pursuing a degree in Business Management at Dallas Baptist University.

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