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What a few of our past scholarship winners are up to…

Andrew Van Beusekom, CFPS, is employed at Hydro Engineering, Norwood Young America, Minnesota as a Hydraulics Specialist. Andrew is also the Treasurer for Chapter 5 of IFPS. He says, “A contribution to the FPEF Scholarship is an investment in the fluid power industry’s future success and is a great way to pay forward the opportunities that have been presented to each of us throughout our careers.”

Bradley Kruze is currently working as a Test Engineer for Kinze Manufacturing in Williamsburg, Iowa. He says, “Support from industry made me feel like I had higher level expectations to live up to and really pushed me to work hard in college. When looking for a full-time position, I turned to the companies that I had received scholarships from or interned with.”

Margaruette Finney, CFPS, is employed at Advanced Technology Services, an outsourced maintenance company, as a Reliability Engineer. She is currently working at an Eaton hydraulic hose manufacturing plant in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She states, “I wouldn’t have made it where I am today without the education, certifications, and experience I have in hydraulics which I couldn’t have done without the help and support of the Educational Foundation. Thank you again for helping me reach my goals by supporting my dreams.”

Eric Scherer is continuing his education at Purdue University for his Master’s degree in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in fluid power. He says, “Receiving the FPEF scholarship really helped my financial situation and made it easier to handle the costs of school at that time. I have a lot of gratitude for the donors and appreciate the funding I received.”

Visit www.fpef.org/donate to find out how you can help keep our industry supplied with young professionals as they continue their education. 

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