For the 15th consecutive year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has awarded scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies who are pursuing degrees in engineering or technical fields related to the building-products industries.

The scholarship winners were announced during the 2015 AAMA Summer Conference, which is currently underway in Seattle. Nine partner scholarship recipients were also announced.

“AAMA is very proud of this year’s group of AAMA Scholarship Program winners,” says president and CEO Rich Walker. “We are pleased to support the efforts of a new generation of leaders and to help expand their knowledge in the building industry.”

The AAMA scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000. All children of employees of AAMA member companies are eligible. 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.

The 2015 Florence Nicolici Honorary Scholarship Award went to Page Shovelton, a soon-to-be freshman at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She will be pursuing a degree in engineering, and she is interested in math and science. Her father, Robert Shovelton, is an employee of Keymark Corp. in Fonda, N.Y.

The first 2015 AAMA Scholarship Award recipient is Kate Carpenter, who will be a freshman at Purdue University this fall. She is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering and is ranked No. 1 in her class. Her father, Chris Carpenter, works for Pella Corp. in Chicago.

The second recipient is Travis Dingeman, who is a soon-to-be freshman pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering this fall at Iowa State University. In his essay, Dingeman said he hopes to use his degree to help improve the world we live in. His mother, Jean Dingeman, works for Pella Corp. in Pella, Iowa.
The third recipient is Catherine Hawrylko, a soon-to-be freshman at Ohio State University. Hawrylko plans to major in mechanical engineering, and she’s enrolled in the Honors Engineering Program at OSU. Her father, Roman Hawrylko, works for PolyOne Corp. in Chicago.

The fourth recipient is Veronica Ammer, who will be a freshman this fall at the University of Arizona, where she will pursue a degree in chemical engineering. She would like to use her degree to improve environmentally-friendly products in the building industry. Her father, Mark Ammer, works for Chelsea Building Products in Oakmont, Pa.
The fifth recipient is Kayleen Horkley, who will start this fall at Brigham Young University-Idaho. She plans to pursue a degree in architectural engineering and enjoys the process of designing buildings. Her father, David Horkley, works for MI Windows and Doors in Fife, Wash.

The sixth recipient is Hayley Hoag, who will start her freshman year at Stephen F. Austin State University in the fall. She will pursue a degree in engineering and would like to use it to help advance society. Her father, Christopher Hoag, works for Simonton in Columbus, Ohio.
The nine partner scholarship recipients are:

  • Abigail Barnhart, winner of a scholarship from Graham Architectural Products;
  • Tyler Bixler, winner of a scholarship from MI Windows and Doors;
  • Marvin Lu, Natalia Quatraro and Sarah Elzinga, winners of scholarships from Milgard;
  • Brandon Grisales, winner of a scholarship from PGT;
  • Zane Cope, winner of a scholarship from Quanex Building Products;
  • Breah Keim, winner of a scholarship from Simonton, and
  • Morgan Lutz, winner of a scholarship from VEKA.
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