GTC awards $15K scholarship to Washington student

May 18, 2017

Bonney Lake High School senior Joshua Chapman was honored at the Sumner Rotary’s Scholarship Award banquet on May 16, 2017.

He is recipient of a two year, renewable scholarship up to $15,000 to cover tuition at Bates Community College where he plans to attend the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program in the fall of 2017.

During the application process, Joshua, along with the other candidates, visited GTC’s Freightliner Northwest location in Pacific, Wash., to tour the service department and meet with the service manager. Students also participated in two rounds of interviews before the final selection was made.

“Joshua has true passion for diesel technology, demonstrated a work ethic and level of professionalism that were beyond our expectations for a high school student,” says Kim Betts, HR generalist at GTC. “Additionally, he has a financial need that would delay attending school if it weren’t for this scholarship.  We were very fortunate in finding such a great candidate for our first recipient and Joshua is someone that has the ability to go far in this industry.”

“Supporting our local students in their pursuit of a career in diesel technology makes sense for our family and our industry,” says Scott Gordon, GTC president. “We are very proud of Joshua and eager to see where his career takes him in the future.”

GTC says this scholarship is intended to support the next generation of students choosing a career in diesel technology.

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