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The 2021 scholarship program from the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation is open, with 56 awards worth up to $150,000 available this year.
The scholarships are primarily available to plumbing and HVAC apprentices who are employed by PHCC—National Association members. Awards are also available to trade school students studying plumbing or HVAC installation, service & repair, and to college students pursuing studies directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling industry — such as mechanical engineering and business administration.
The deadline for applications and all supporting materials to be submitted is May 1. Applications and details on submission requirements can be found on the Foundation website at phccfoundation.org/scholarships.
Awards range from $1,000 up to $10,000 each. Funding for the awards is provided by corporate sponsors A.O. Smith, Bradford White Corp., Delta Faucet Co., InSinkErator, RIDGID, State Water Heaters and Viega. New for 2021, Moen became the top sponsor for the 2021 program, providing $30,000 in funding.
"One hundred and fifty thousand is a record-breaking total for scholarship dollars available," said Foundation Chair Kevin Tindall of Tindall and Ranson Plumbing in Windsor, New Jersey. "I'm glad that we have such strong support for this program, and for Moen really stepping in with funding this year. That support is helping us all by getting more people working in our trade."
The foundation's scholarships are also supported by generous gifts from individual donors and organizations, including Bill Jones, Gerry Kennedy, Steve and Isabella Schaeffer, Anne Williams, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts and PHCC's Past National Officers.