HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aggreko, the global leader in temporary power generation, temperature control and oil-free compressed air solutions, has announced the winners of the 2014 Phil Harrower and Aggreko Merit Scholarships. For the past fourteen years, the company has granted scholarships to students of its employees who are preparing to enter their first year of college. The scholarships are awarded to encourage and support higher education for the future leaders of tomorrow. One student is selected to receive the Phil Harrower Scholarship and four receive the Aggreko Merit Scholarship.
“Empowering the next generation of the workforce is an investment Aggreko is committed to making to ensure that our employees and their families stay on the path to success,” said Bruce Pool, Managing Director, Aggreko North America. “Each of these students has exhibited hard work and dedication to their education and we are pleased to be able to support them in their goals.”
In order to qualify, applicants had to: demonstrate their merit by submitting an essay describing their career ambitions and reasons for seeking a scholarship; earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher; and show proof of acceptance into an accredited college, university or technical school. Judges also evaluated candidates based on several other criteria including SAT/ACT scores, academic awards and extra-curricular activities.
Each year, the Phil Harrower Scholarship Program, named in honor of the late CEO of Aggreko, awards one recipient with a $1,500 scholarship per academic year. Aggreko Merit Scholarship recipients receive $1,000 per academic year. A total of $130,500 has been awarded to 70 exemplary students since the scholarship programs were launched in 2000, furthering the company’s commitment to its employees and families.
Phil Harrower Scholarship Winner:
Morgan is the daughter of Tonya Duplantis, Asset Manager, Aggreko North America in New Iberia, LA. This fall, Morgan will attend Louisiana College where she will be studying to earn a graduate degree in social work with a minor in Spanish. She enjoys traveling abroad and hopes to one day open her own international adoption agency.
Aggreko Merit Scholarship Winners:
Trevor is the son of Donovan Driscoll, Continuous Improvement Lead for Aggreko North America and based in Los Angeles, CA. Trevor will attend the University of Minnesota with the goal of earning a degree in actuarial science or informatics.
Hannah is the daughter of Brian Fahnestock, Midsouth Area General Manager in Pearland, TX. Hannah has been accepted to the Texas A&M University Blinn TEAM Program, and aspires to pursue a degree in kinesiology. Upon finishing her undergraduate studies, Hannah hopes to attend medical school to earn a Ph.D. in physical therapy.
Hadly is the daughter of Travis Whaley, Aggreko Cooling Tower Services Project Manager in Chickasha, OK. She plans to attend the Honors College of Central Florida where she will work to earn her Associates degree and later pursue a degree in dental hygiene.
Braylin is the daughter of Marc Lopez, Electrician, National Power & OFA Service in New Iberia, LA. This fall, Braylin will be enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she will seek to obtain a degree in chemical engineering.
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 6,000 people operating from 202 locations. In 2013 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 1.9bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either through our 202 service centres, which we call the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Ryder Cup and Cirque du Soleil and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2013 we fulfilled almost 48,000 customers’ assignments and 72% of those who responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at: www.aggreko.com/northamerica