POTOMAC FALLS, VA--June, 2010--“The AWI Education Foundation (AWIEF) is pleased to announce that six scholarships totaling $10,500 have been awarded this spring to worthy students showing promise as members of the architectural woodwork community of the future,” AWIEF President Robert Stout announced. “The AWI Education Foundation has also made a $20,000 donation to WoodLINKS USA to support high school woodworking programs. The combined contributions reflect our strong commitment to educating tomorrow’s workforce,” he said.

Scholarships Awarded:
• $2000 to Christopher Rider, Virginia Tech
• $2000 to Ryan Williams, New England School of Architectural Woodworking
• $2000 to Scott Vasey, Pittsburgh State University
• $1500 to Andrew Prioli, Rhode Island School of Design
• $1500 to Steven Costa, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
• $1500 to Chad Szablewski, Fox Valley Technical College

Contributions Received
The AWI Education Foundation (AWIEF) recently received a gift of $2,500 from the AWI New England Chapter, whose contribution will fund scholarships in the New England area. Having received the official determination as a private, non-operating foundation from the IRS, AWIEF is eligible to receive fully tax deductible donations. Contributions are being accepted for the upcoming school year.

For more information about the AWI Education Foundation (AWIEF) and to contribute to the education of tomorrow’s workforce, contact Phil Duvic, Executive Vice President, Architectural Woodwork Institute, at 571.323.3636.

In addition to his role as AWIEF President, Mr.Stout is AWI President-Elect. He is President of RLS Commercial Interiors, a manufacturer of architectural millwork, commercial casework, and retail fixtures offering products of the highest quality and flexibility in design. Founded in 1984, the company is located in Wendell, NC and has been a Manufacturing Member of AWI since 1989.

Source: Architectural Woodwork Institute

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