ICTC STUDENT SELECTED FOR SME PRIME SCHOLARSHIP

SME Education Foundation’s PRIME Scholarship recipient, Dakota Ewing

The Indiana County Technology Center is celebrating the accomplishments of Senior Welding Technology and Purchase Line Senior, Dakota Ewing. Dakota was recently announced a recipient of the national Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation’s PRIME scholarship. Approximately 70 students applied for this application and 5 or less students have received it

Since Dakota was a young boy, he has been fascinated by making things “work”. He was inspired to pursue a career in manufacturing from childhood, growing up alongside family members who worked in the trades. Dakota first remembers becoming fascinated with welding at the age of 12 during a visit to a family friend’s welding shop. The $1,600 SME scholarship will allow Dakota to pursue his dream job in the manufacturing industry. He plans to attend Penn College to pursue a Degree in Welding Engineering.

In order to qualify for the scholarship, students had to complete an online application, write an essay explaining their desire to pursue a career in manufacturing. They must also have a GPA of at least 3.0. Scholarships are awarded annually and can be renewed every year. Award money may be used for tuition, or books related to attaining a technical education.

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