PC Foundation announces new scholarships

PC Foundation announces new scholarships, Including Full Tuition Welding Scholarship, with May 9 Application Deadline

The Peninsula College Foundation, in partnership with EDC Engineering LLC in Seattle, is now offering an annual full tuition scholarship for a first and second-year welding student attending Peninsula College beginning this fall.

Female applicants will receive priority consideration, and awardees completing the academic year in the top 10 percent of their class will receive an additional $1,000 award at year-end.

“Job opportunities await PC welding students, as EDC Engineering offers them employment opportunities to work and complete the two-year AAS welding program at the same time,” said Eoin Doherty, the college’s welding program coordinator.

Students who work for EDC will have housing arranged for them by the company in West Seattle. PC welding students will be working on U.S. Navy battleships, guided missile cruisers, landing craft, and more, not only at Harbor Island in Seattle, but at other Naval Installations, both domestically and possibly at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, too, program organizers said.

“EDC was drawn to our program by our extensive aluminum curriculum,” Doherty said. “We are one of a very few welding programs that teaches nearly every semi-automatic welding process, and this drew the attention of Eric Hendrickson, CEO of EDC Engineering.

“Recently, he came up for a visit and was extremely impressed with our program and wanted to work with PC welding immediately and offer scholarships to our students.”

Learn more about the PC welding program at pencol.edu/proftech/welding.

New and returning PC students can apply online for the welding scholarship, and more than $100,000 in PC Foundation scholarships, by visiting theWashBoard.org. Applicants then create a login and a personal profile, or update existing profile, and then enter “Peninsula College” in the search toolbar to see the list of all available PC Foundation scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

Applications are due by Sunday, May 9.

There is no fee and no limit to the number of scholarships that an individual can apply for, as long as the criteria for the scholarship are met, PC officials said.

Other awards are available for new students attending Peninsula College in fall 2021:

• A $1,000 Prof Tech award will be given to every newly enrolled student in one of PC’s one-year certificate or two-year degree professional/technical (vocational) programs (visit pencol.edu/scholarships for more information).

• The entire cost of the six-week Nursing Assisted Certified (NAC) program will be covered for every newly enrolled NAC student this fall (for more information, send an email to TSchwiethale@pencol.edu).

• Each student in the Peninsula College’s nursing program will receive a $1,000 PC Foundation award.

For information about the foundation or its scholarships, email to foundation@pencol.edu or call 360-417-6400.

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