PHOENIX, MD -- The Scholarship Foundation of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Assn. (WMIA) presented $29,000 in scholarships for the coming school year to 10 recipients pursuing careers in wood technology, machinery or related fields. This year's recipients, who were chosen based on academic success and special abilities as well as other factors, are:

Jordan Clous Backs - Pittsburg State University

Brian David Beck - Pittsburg State University

Matthew Loren Beverlin - Pittsburg State University

David Jonathan Fales - California State University

Jeffry Brian Perkins - Pittsburg State University

Corey Adam Rader - University of Rio Grande

Daniel Lee Roethle - Virginia Tech University

Nathan Ray Schrock - Pittsburg State University

Thomas Walter Tuck, III - Appalachian State University

Scott Michael Vasey - Pittsburg State University

“A key element of WMIA's mission is to ensure the future of our industry,” said WMIA Executive Vice President Bill Miller, CAE. “Bringing young, talented people to the woodworking workforce is indicative of our commitment to that mission.”

For more information, contact the WMIA at (410) 628-1970, or by e-mail at info@wmia.org.

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