Congratulations to Adult Workforce Development student, Colin McElroy on being the first ever recipient of the Frank Curtain Memorial Scholarship.
"It's an honor and a responsibility and I hope to live up to Frank Curtain's name," said McElroy. McElroy is a 7th generation farm owner from Hartsgrove Township and is currently enrolled in the HVAC and Industrial Electricity program at A-Tech. McElroy sees the growing need in the HVAC industry in Ashtabula County and hopes to one day start his own business.
The Frank Curtain Memorial Scholarship was created by the Ashtabula County Builders Association in honor of Frank Curtain who was the owner of Eastdale Overhead Door before he passed away in June of 2019. One of Curtain's wishes before he passed was to have any money donated by the community be used to start a scholarship fund.
To qualify for the Frank Curtain Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must write a one page essay, have two letters of recommendation, be in pursuit of a building trade, be in need of financial assistant, and plan to stay local, in northeast Ohio or Ashtabula County.
For more information on any of the Adult Workforce Development classes offered, please contact us at 440-576-6015, ext. 1152.