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PHOENIX, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
MRW/TWS Scholarship Program
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Tulsa Welding School are pleased to announce the creation of the MRW/TWS Scholarship Program for high school seniors. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation (MRW) and Tulsa Welding School (TWS) have partnered to offer scholarships at TWS’s campuses in Tulsa, OK and Jacksonville, FL. A total of 49 full-tuition paid scholarships will be offered, with a collective value of approximately $800,000, across its campuses in Tulsa, OK, Jacksonville, FL and its sister school, The Refrigeration School (RSI) in Phoenix, AZ.
Mary Kelly, CEO of TWS said, “Our country was built by skilled trades’ workers. Unfortunately, there has been a push in the last two decades to steer our children into four-year college programs, regardless of their own individual skills sets. The result is that we have a huge shortage of skilled trades’ workers and are scrambling to fill all these open positions. These scholarships will help us encourage those students who have the ability and the work ethic to succeed in fields of study like Welding, Pipefitting and Shipfitting.” Read More...