19 September 2013: HOUSTON, TX – Aggreko, the world leader in temporary power generation, and temperature control solutions , has announced the winners of the 2013 Phil Harrower and Aggreko Merit Scholarships. Since 2000, the company has awarded scholarships to college-bound students of their employees. Each fund is aimed at supporting higher education and cultivating leaders for tomorrow. One student received the Phil Harrower Scholarship and four students the Aggreko Merit Scholarship.
“We value the pursuit of continued education and support our employees and their children in reaching their goals,” said Asterios Satrazemis, President, Aggreko Americas. “Aggreko is proud to award these scholarship funds each year and we look forward to our recipients’ educational success.”
Selection is based on various criteria, including academic awards, SAT/ACT scores, extra-curricular activities and career aspirations. To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must have attained a grade point average of 3.0 or better and submitted an essay describing their career aspirations and reasons for seeking a scholarship. Additionally, applicants must have been accepted to a university, community college or accredited technical school.
The Phil Harrower Scholarship program, named in honor of the late CEO of Aggreko, grants recipients $1,500 per academic year and commemorates his widely admired commitment to the company’s employees and their families. Each Aggreko Merit Scholarship recipient receives $1,000 per academic year. Since the Aggreko Merit and Phil Harrower scholarship programs were launched, Aggreko has awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships to 65 deserving students.
Phil Harrower Scholarship Winner:
Samantha is the daughter of Michael Clarke, Vice President, Southeast Area General Manager in Jacksonville, FL. This fall, Samantha will attend Wake Forest University to study international business with a focus on French. She plans to study abroad during her time at Wake and has a career ambition to work at a foreign, French-based business.
Aggreko Merit Scholarship Winners: Torie Tauzin
Torie is the daughter of Tina Tauzin, Administrative Support Assistance, National Repair Power & Air in New Iberia, LA. Torie will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette this fall and pursue a degree in nursing. Her ambition is to become a paediatric nurse practitioner.
Morgan is the daughter of Belinda Phillips, Rental Coordinator, Gulf Administration Center in New Iberia, LA. Morgan will attend McNeese State University this fall and plans to pursue a degree in mass communications with a focus on public relations. She desires to one day represent a company by using her communications skills.
Justin is the son of Kevin Coats, West Area Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA. Justin will attend Texas Christian University this fall and plans to obtain a degree in engineering in hopes of pursuing a career in the field of computer technology.
Lauren is the daughter of Michael McMahon, Northeast Operations Coordinator in Linden, NJ. Lauren has been accepted to Monmouth University in New Jersey, and has plans to pursue a degree in education. Lauren aspires to one day become an elementary school teacher.