We share an incredibly important partnership with Mercury Racing, and are exceptionally proud of the work they have done for Wisconsin students interested in pursuing marine-based trade careers. Starting five years ago, Mercury Racing has been awarding scholarships to students drawn to marine technology, and have recently announced the winner of this year’s $5,000 Mercury Racing Excellence in Trade Scholarship. They have also introduced two $1,500 scholarships for high school students enrolled in the Marine Services Technology program at Impact Institute, intended to help students in the program continue their training. Continue reading to see what Mercury Racing’s general manager, Stuart Halley, has to say about the scholarships, as well as the recipients of this year’s scholarships!
As dependent as Mercury Racing is on its in-house engineers, nothing gets produced at the company without skilled tradespeople. To that end, the high-performance marine engine and accessories leader in Fond du Lac, Wis., has awarded three of its annual scholarships to Wisconsin-based students pursuing marine trades. The news was announced in a press release this morning.
Established five years ago, the $5,000 Mercury Racing Excellence in Trade Scholarship is going to Owen Binkelman from Lomira High School who is pursuing a career in Electrical Power Distribution at Moraine Park Technical College.
“This scholarship means a lot to me, especially when it can pay for almost my entire college tuition,” said Binkelman. “It feels extremely satisfying to win this scholarship knowing that I’ve achieved something I could only dream of.”
This year, Mercury Racing created two $1,500 scholarships for high school students enrolled in the Marine Services Technology program at Impact Institute, a vocational career training center located in Kendallville, Ind. The two-year program typically enrolls 25 to 32 students a year and is open to juniors and seniors.