The WSTDA Scholarship Program was created in 2013 and first launched for the 2014-2015 academic year. The program, now in its fourth year, continues to give back to the industry and provide a valuable benefit of WSTDA membership.
WSTDA Scholarships are merit-based awards, intended to help offset educational expenses at an accredited college or university for qualified students in any field of study. Academic achievement, community service and extracurricular activities, as well as responses to short essay questions, are considered in the selection process.
Application to the WSTDA Scholarship Program is open to all employees, and legal dependents of such employees, of organizations that are Members in the US and Canada, in good standing with Web Sling & Tie Down Association.
2017-2018 Program Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2017.
Two $3,000 merit-based scholarships were awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year to two very deserving students:
Ansley Taylor Howard, University of South Florida – Sponsored by United Rigging, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
Andrew Thomas Conley, Michigan Technological University – Sponsored by Wiscolift, Inc., Greenville, WI
Two $3,000 merit-based scholarships were awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year to two very deserving students:
Haley C. Mabe, East Tennessee State University - Sponsored by Greg Ashley, Ashley Sling, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Renee E. Kulik, Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Occupational Therapy - Sponsored by Frank Kulik, Oppermann Webbing, Inc., Piedmont, SC
Two $3,000 merit-based scholarships were awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year to two very deserving students:
Andrew T. Conley, Michigan Technological University – Sponsored by Bill Conley, Wiscolift, Inc., Greenville, WI
Judy Lan Wei, University of South Carolina-Columbia – Sponsored by Yan Wei, Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Tonawanda, NY
Donate today in support of the WSTDA Scholarship Program! The program is currently funded entirely by the WSTDA operating budget, and all donations will be applied to offset program awards and expenses. At this time, donations made in support of the WSTDA Scholarship Program are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution, but may be deductible as a business expense; please consult your tax advisor.