The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Foundation (SC&RF) has awarded two additional educational grants in 2012. Mark Smith of Clearwater, Florida was awarded $1500 and Perneice White of Gretna, Virginia received $1000 to continue their education. During 2012 The SC&R Foundation has awarded 7 scholarships and 3 grants for a total of $25,000. Starting in 1986 the SC&R Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships and grants.
Mr. Smith is a welder/fabricator for Barcelona Equipment of Clearwater, Florida. His award will be used to pay for a year-long welding certification program at the Penellas Technical Education Center in Penellas, FL.
Ms. White is employed by Rolling B Enterprises in Rustburg, VA as the office manager. Her grant will be used to defray the costs of pursuing a two year certificate in accounting program at the Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA.
Both recipients are adult learners returning to school to improve their skills.
The SC&R Foundation makes awards to employees of SC&RA member companies, their children, step-children or spouses of employees. Awards are based on a combination of previous academic performance, recommendations, job performance, and need. The program is designed to provide educational opportunities for those pursuing careers in the specialized trucking, crane and rigging professions and industries. Applications for the 2013 awards will be posted on the SC&RA website, October 15, 2013 and must be returned by mail and postmarked no later than January 31, 2013. All supplemental materials must be received by February 15, 2013.
The SC&R Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) corporation with the mission to advance research and education while furthering other charitable, educational and scientific purposes for the industries served by SC&RA.
The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association is an international trade association of more than 1300 members from more than 45 nations. Members are involved in specialized transportation, machinery moving and erecting, industrial maintenance, millwrighting and crane and rigging operations.