WACO AREA STUDENTS AND TRADE SCHOOL AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FROM THE HOME DEPOT
The Home Depot Trade Scholarship Program Donates $1 Million in Scholarships and Grants to Students in Building and Construction Trades
ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2010 – The Home Depot® has awarded eight Waco area students and local schools a total of $16,000 in scholarships and grants.
The Home Depot’s Trade Scholarship awarded 500 students nationwide with $1,000 scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition, books and tools for their chosen trade. Additionally, qualifying nonprofit public schools received matching gifts for each winning student enrolled in their programs.
The Trade Scholarship Program is part of The Home Depot’s ongoing commitment to support Waco’s future and current building and construction trade professionals as they develop their skills. Winners were selected based on a combination of academic performance, leadership and work experience. The scholarship program was open to all students nationwide who were enrolled in a building and construction trade school program at a vocational or technical school, college or university.
This year The Home Depot more than tripled the $300,000 scholarship fund it first established in 2009 to support students attending professional building and construction trade schools.
For more information on future scholarship opportunities from The Home Depot, visit homedepot.com/tradescholarship.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,245 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2008, The Home Depot had sales of $71.3 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $2.3 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.
The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, recognized 500 students nationwide as part of its 2010 Trade Scholarship program. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship to help offset the cost of tuition, books and tools for their chosen trade.
In the Waco area, eight students from Texas State Technical College received a total of $8,000 in scholarships. Additionally, Texas State Technical College received $8,000 in matching grants for classroom tools from The Home Depot Foundation. Students who received scholarships in your area are:
- Matthew Cates
- Gustavo Vargas-Lara
- Tyler Gurka
- James Boer
- Jonathon Keen
- Edgar Gonzalez
- Loraine Puryear
- Vickie Garcia
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