Cowley student named recipient of Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship
Jason Ford, a former Marine and current student in Cowley College’s
welding program, was recently named the recipient of a $2,000 Grainger
Tools for Tomorrow scholarship.
Ford, who served in the Marines from 1998 to 2003, is in his second year
of the welding program at Cowley College. To be eligible for the scholarship,
individuals had to have been a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and be
enrolled in an industrial trade.
Ford will graduate from Cowley College in December with associate degrees
in both welding and mechatronics. He works in maintenance at KanPak in
Arkansas City and plans to start taking pre-engineering classes at Cowley
prior to pursuing an engineering degree at Wichita State University or
Pittsburg State University.
Since 2006, the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program has helped
technical education students across the country realize their educational
goals. Along with the $2,000 scholarship, Ford will also receive a customized
Westward toolkit upon completion of Cowley College’s welding program.