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November 11, 2011

Cowley student named recipient of Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship


scholarshipJason 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.