HOUSTON (September 15, 2010) – Aggreko, the global leader in rental power, cooling, heating and oil-free compressed air solutions, has announced the winners of the 2010 Phil Harrower and Aggreko Merit Scholarships. The scholarships, awarded to children of the company’s employees, are aimed at encouraging higher education and helping to create leaders for tomorrow. One student was selected for the Phil Harrower Scholarship, and four students will each receive an Aggreko Merit Scholarship.
“We are proud of our employees and delighted to reward the accomplishments of their children, because family is so important to Aggreko,” said George Walker, President, Aggreko North America. “All our applicants were strong candidates, but the five winners were chosen because of their combined high level of community involvement and classroom prowess.”
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. They also had to provide character references. In addition, they must have been accepted for entry into a university, community college or accredited technical school.
The Phil Harrower Scholarship program, named in honor of the late CEO of Aggreko, is a $1,500 per academic year grant, and commemorates Phil Harrower’s widely admired commitment to Aggreko’s employees and their families. Each Aggreko Merit Scholarship recipient receives $1,000 per academic year.
Phil Harrower Scholarship Winner:
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Megan Dane Bailey is the son of Jack Bailey, technical training specialist in Pearland, Texas. Dane is graduating from Pearland High School with a 5.2 GPA. He will attend the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in biomedical engineering. Dane has always wanted to go into medicine so he could participate in the “Doctors without Borders” program to provide healthcare for those in need.
Aggreko Merit Scholarship Winners:
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Megan Romero is the daughter of Sandra Russell, support service manager in New Iberia, La. During high school, Megan was vice president of the student council and captain of the cheerleading squad. This fall, Megan will be attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to pursue a degree in Speech Therapy.
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Brittany Briggs is the daughter of Michelle Briggs, collection specialist in Bridgeport, New Jersey. This fall, Brittany will be attending The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to major in Spanish. To determine her major, Brittany simply combined her passion for teaching with her love of Spanish culture.
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Courtney Jarvis is the daughter of Eric Jarvis, area sales manager in Detroit, Michigan. As a 2010 Cum Laude graduate, Courtney plans to continue her education at Michigan State University to study pediatric clinical psychology. She enjoys riding hunter jumper horses when she’s not busy with her academic commitments with The National Honor Society, or playing her cello.
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Taylor Williams is the son of Tracy Williams, sales representative in Beaumont, Texas. An avid athlete, Taylor played both football and baseball in high school. He has been accepted to Lamar University and will major in exercise science and physical therapy. When Taylor is not playing sports, he loves watching movies and spending time with his family.
Since the Aggreko Merit and Phil Harrower scholarship programs were launched in 2000, Aggreko has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to 49 deserving students.
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 4,000 people operating from over 133 locations. In 2008 we served customers in over 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately £950m (USD $1.6bn or Euros €1.1bn). 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 120 service centres, which we call the Local Business, or globally through our International Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about 60% 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 International Power Projects business, which accounts for about 40% of 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 Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com/northamerica or www.aggreko.ca.
For more information, contact:
Shanta Mauney or Claire Caton, Ward Creative Communications
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Amy Stine, Communications Specialist, Aggreko LLC
Simon Lyons, Global Director of Marketing & Communication, Aggreko Plc
Tel: + 44 141 2255900