Mercury Racing has awarded its second annual scholarship to two local high school students Joshua Bartlett of Randolph, Wisconsin and Grant Burbach of Oakfield, Wisconsin for $2500 each. The goal of the scholarship is to alleviate financial stress of post-secondary education and support the continued growth of skilled tradespeople in our community.
Companies such as Mercury Racing rely on skilled individuals with a strong work ethic and passion to build and service niche products. This scholarship will help grow the local workforce by providing the education and tools needed to succeed.
“This scholarship will help me achieve my dream of getting a degree in manufacturing technology,” said Bartlett. He will attend Dordt University in the fall for the Pro-Tech Program with an emphasis in Manufacturing Technology.
Burbach will attend Moraine Park Technical College and will pursue a degree in Gas Utility.
As for Burbach’s reaction to the award, he said, “It is a great honor to be awarded this scholarship. Having this assistance will lessen my worry about how I will pay for my education and I will be able to focus on my course work.”
“This is the second year we have provided this scholarship, and this year we are proud to award this money to two very deserving individuals who clearly have a passion for pursuing a technical trade,” said Stuart Halley, general manager, “Mercury Racing depends on skilled tradespeople to have a prosperous future. It is our mission to continue to continue to grow this program so that more students, like Josh and Grant, have the financial support they need to be successful.”
Mercury Racing wishes to thank all who applied for this scholarship and express our congratulations on a successful 2020 graduation.