Each year, Grainger works with the American Association of Community Colleges to offer two scholarships of $2,000 each at 125 community colleges in the U.S. The scholarships are awarded to students in skilled trade and public safety programs such as plumbing, welding, automotive, construction, fire safety and law enforcement. Half of the scholarships offered are earmarked for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to the scholarship, Grainger provides tools to students after they graduate to help them launch a successful career. Since 2006, Grainger has donated more than $3.1 million to support technical education.
The top three community colleges with the most students earning Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarships overall during the last 10 years are:
- Community College of Baltimore County (17 scholarships);
- St. Louis Community College (17 scholarships); and
- Cincinnati State Technical & Community College (16 scholarships).
The top three community colleges with the most veterans earning Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarships are:
- Lee College in Baytown, Texas (11 veteran scholarships);
- American River College in Sacramento, California (9 veteran scholarships); and
- Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, Washington (9 veteran scholarships).
These six schools received more than $8,000 each through this one-time grant. Grant awards are based on proceeds from merchandise sold at the Grainger Store during the 2016 Grainger Show.
To learn more about the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program, please visit www.graingerskilledtrades.com.
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2015 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
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