Grainger Tools

Are you pursuing a career in the skilled trades or public safety? The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program helps students across the country, who are interested in careers in the skilled trades and public safety, realize their educational goals.

Outstanding students are recognized with a $2,000 scholarship award and a Westward® toolkit upon graduation.

The application deadline is 4 pm on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in S303. To learn more contact Paul Silberquit or Susan Swirsky at 203-285-2368 or 203-285-2617. For more information, eligibility* and how to apply, visit or download the application.

Eligible GCC programs are:
Advanced Automotive Technology (C)  
Advanced Wastewater Management (C) 
Alternative Energy Transportation Tech (SOAR) (C)   
Alternative Fuel Vehicles (C) 
Automotive Technology: GM ASEP (AAS)   
Aviation Maintenance Technology (AS)  
Clean Water Management (SOAR) (C) 
Computer Assisted Drafting (C)       
Electrical Engineering Technology  (AS)        
Electronics Technician (C)    
General Automotive Technology (C) (AAS)
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (AS)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (AS)
Railroad Engineering Technology (AS)
Solar Technology (SOAR) (C)
Wastewater Management (C)
Water Management (C)

*Eligible students must be entering their final year of Skilled Trades or Public Safety studies at Gateway. Skilled trades studies include electronic systems, heating/air conditioning, plumbing, welding, automotive, construction, facilities maintenance or other industrial trades. Public Safety studies include first responder, law enforcement (city, county, state), prison guard, firefighter, fire safety, emergency medical technician, emergency management and disaster preparedness programs. One-half of the scholarships are earmarked for students who have honorably separated from the U.S. Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy). Candidates must be
enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, submit an essay, letter of recommendation along with other materials to the college contact provided.




For more information contact:
General Automotive Degree
Wayne Demske
(203) 285-2334
General Automotive Certificate
Scott McFarland 
(203) 285-2405


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