The Equipment Service Association (ESA) awarded three $2,000 scholarships through ESA’s Board of Directors call on June 25. Winners were picked at random, and all excitedly accepted.
“ESA is proud of all the applicants who met the criteria and would like to extend best wishes to all who submitted as they further their education. It’s a great pleasure to provide education and educational opportunity to ESA members, and their families,” said Rick Lindemann, president of ESA and Dakota Fluid Power. “We thank our generous supporters and are very excited to announce the 2020 winners.”
The Equipment Service Association Scholarships Foundation began in 1994 and has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships. The 501(c)3 charitable foundation is 100% donation supported and all applicants must meet certain criteria to be eligible. ESA is pleased to announce that the 2020 scholarship winners are Sami Hoffman, Bret Malone and Erin Johnson.
“I am going into my senior year of studying Motorsports Engineering at IUPUI. I could not be more grateful to receive the 2020 ESA Scholarship. This is an early and great start to the final year of my degree. This scholarship will help me push through my final year and achieve my goals post-graduation of working in the high-performance automotive industry. I would also like to add that I could not do it without the support of my family and all their hard work to give me the opportunities to succeed. I am so grateful to receive this scholarship and look forward to the year ahead,” wrote Bret Malone.
“I graduated this spring from St. Francis High School in Minnesota. While in High School I was a member of the National Honors Society. I competed in Choir and Show choir, and was on the yearbook committee. I also have done various volunteer work through church and in the community. I will be attending North Dakota State University this fall pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Radiology. I want to thank you, the Equipment Service Association, and the Scholarship Committee for the opportunity to apply and ultimately receive a scholarship this year. What a wonderful surprise! This will definitely help financial challenges for my freshman year of college,” submitted Erin Johnson.
“Thank you very much for this opportunity. This scholarship will help me very much as I go into my freshman year at the University of Cincinnati to study Pre-Physical Therapy. I have danced competitively since I was 2 years old doing all styles of dance. I have also completed high school with high honors for three years and graduated in the top 20% of my class at Oak Hills High School,” emailed Samantha Hoffman.
“Helping to support the education of a member furthers our goal of surrounding ourselves with smart, experienced leaders,” said ESA Executive Director Amy Luckado. “We look forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come. The Equipment Service Association has great members and a community dedicated to service.”
To learn more about ESA’s Scholarship Fund and how you can apply to be a potential candidate, offer a donation to continue the support of education in the industry or to learn more about The Equipment Service Association, visit www.2esa.org.