Morristown, NJ – July 24, 2012 – Schindler Elevator Corporation has announced the nine winners of its annual scholarship competition. Each recipient will receive a four-year scholarship of $5,000 per year, which may be applied to any bachelor’s degree program at a regionally accredited four-year college or university within the United States.
Schindler’s annual scholarship program is open to all children of Schindler employees in the United States who are juniors in high school. All participants were first screened on their PSAT scores taken in their junior year of high school. The top ranked students were then evaluated on their academic record, contributions to the school and community, self-description of activities, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
Schindler’s scholarship competition is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), an independent, non-profit organization, which is devoted solely to scholarship activities.
Scholarship recipients include:
Michael P. Brown
Michael earned his diploma from Shaler Area High School in Pittsburgh, PA. He plans to attend University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. He is the son of Terence J. Brown, who works for Schindler as Senior Sales Representative in Pittsburgh, PA.
Sam Wayne Mikle Cooper
Sam earned his diploma from Cypress-Ranch High School in Cypress, TX. He plans to attend Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. He is the son of Jean M. Burke, who works for Schindler as Project Manager in Houston, TX and Michael R. Cooper, who works for Schindler as Service Technician in Minneapolis, MN and stepson of Stephen E. Burke, who works for Schindler as Senior Sales Representative in Houston, TX.
Christine K. Eckert
Christine earned her diploma from Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, IL. She plans to attend Iowa State University, Ames, IA. She is the daughter of Geralyn Eckert, who works for Adams Elevator as Senior Inside Sales Representative in Niles, IL.
Nicholas J. Evans
Nicholas earned his diploma from Clayton High School, Clayton, NC. He plans to attend Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC. He is the son of David Evans, who works for Schindler as Manager Transit & Application in Clinton, NC.
Taylor L. Gladieux
Taylor earned her diploma from Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, OH. She plans to attend Miami University-Oxford, Oxford, OH. She is the stepdaughter of James Zeiler, who works for Schindler as Service Technician in Toledo, OH.
Shannon N. Lynch
Shannon earned her diploma from Ranchview High School in Irving, TX. She plans to attend Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. She is the daughter of Rod Lynch, who works for Schindler as Manager, National Accounts in Irving, TX.
Alex B. Petrak
Alex earned his diploma from Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, OH. He plans to attend Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He is the son of George N. Petrak, who works for Schindler as a Service Technician in Columbus, OH.
Alyssa M. Resh
Alyssa earned her diploma from Northern High School in Dillsburg, PA. She plans to attend West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA. She is the daughter of Joseph E. Resh, who works for Schindler as an Assembler in Gettysburg, PA.
Alyssa D. Rhoads
Alyssa earned her diploma from Geneva Community High School in Geneva, IL. She plans to attend University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN. She is the daughter of Richard L. Rhoads, who works for Schindler as Area Finance Manager in Elmhurst, IL.
“It is a privilege to help offset the high cost of education for these talented students,” says Tim Grace, vice president, Human Resources and Administration for Schindler Elevator Corporation. “Their proven academic track records and contributions outside of school earned each and every one of them the honor of a Schindler scholarship. We wish all of the students continued success in their future academic and professional careers.”
About Schindler Elevator Corporation
Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider with approximately 43,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound mobility solutions and its equipment moves one billion people every day all over the world. In 2011, Schindler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, and two of the company’s products received the 2011 Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award.