Matthew Blom earns 2012 AAMA scholarship
Son of Pella Corp team member pursues mechanical engineering career
Release date:Jun 13, 2012
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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — June 13, 2012 — Matthew Blom, son of Pella Corporation team member George Blom, earned an American Architectural Manufacturers Association scholarship. Pella Corporation is a member of AAMA, a trade association representing both residential and commercial window, door and skylight manufacturers. Matthew will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University in Ames, this fall.
Mathew has earned awards for his leadership on the football field, as well as for engineering research through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. In addition to tutoring students in mathematics, Matthew participates on his church worship team and is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes student leader.
AAMA continues its commitment for the 12th consecutive year by awarding seven scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The award was announced at the 2012 AAMA National Summer Conference June 10-13 in Oak Brook, Ill. Scholarship grants are made possible through AAMA member contributions and industry sponsorships, including support Pella Corporation.
The AAMA Scholarship Program offers families of employees of AAMA member companies the opportunity to obtain a one-time award of $2,000 for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field relating to the building products industry. Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores and a 500-word essay. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students, who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.
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