Fueling the future of Wide Open, Mercury Racing issued four scholarships to high school students pursuing post-secondary technical careers.
For the fourth year in a row, Mercury Racing presented two Fond du Lac, Wis.-area high school students with Excellence in Trade Scholarships. These awards are given annually to support the continued growth of skilled tradespeople within the community of the company’s headquarters.
Earning this year’s $5,000 Excellence in Trade Scholarships are Brandon Loomans from Lomira High School and Lucas Hodney from Campbellsport High School. Loomans will attend Moraine Park Technical College and Hodny is continuing his education at Fox Valley Technical College.
New in 2022, Mercury Racing partnered with the Impact Institute in Indiana to provide two $750 scholarships to high school students enrolled in the school’s Marine Services Technology program. This series of courses provides classroom and lab experiences to prepare participants for employment in the boating industry. Upon completion of the two-year program students earn their Marine Industry Certification.
This year’s Mercury Racing Impact Institute Education Scholarship recipients are Ben Teague from Churubusco High School and Cort Middleton from Prairie Heights High School.
“Our scholarship programs allow Mercury Racing to recognize and financially support students who will learn skills, join the work force, and impact the future of the trades and the marine industry,” shared Stuart Halley, general manager for Mercury Racing. “We’re excited for the 2022 recipients and look forward to watching them excel in their education endeavors.”
Mercury Racing thanks and commends all its applicants for the 2022 scholarship programs and wishes them – as well as scholarship recipients Loomans, Hodny, Middleton and Teague – continued success pursuing their passion for skilled trades. Here’s to futures that are Wide Open.