Allied Wire & Cable Announces $10,000 Scholarship Winner

George Gantert Accepts 2012 Allied Wire & Cable Scholarship

George Gantert with mom, Holly, and Allied owners, Tim and Dan Flynn

George Gantert is the 2012 recipient of the Allied Wire & Cable Scholarship. George is the son of Allied Account Representative, Holly Gantert, who has been with the company for eight years.

The scholarship program is open to children of Allied employees who have been with the company for at least three years. Students are eligible to apply during their senior year of high school. They must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and are required to submit an essay on why they should be considered for the award as part of their application packet.

The $10,000 scholarship is distributed over the course of the student’s college career, contingent on their maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

This is the second year of the Allied Wire & Cable Scholarship Program. Last year’s winner, Matthew Rayner, son of Warehouse Associate Ron Rayner, is beginning his sophomore year at Penn State.

2012 and 2011 Allied Wire & Cable Scholarship Recipients

The Ganterts, Flynns, & Rayners are happy to start a scholarship tradition.

George Gantert will be starting at Montgomery County Community College, where he plans to take his core classes before transferring to Temple University. Of winning the scholarship he says, ““It means a lot to me as it relieves the heavy burden of tuition and gets me ahead of the game at Montco…My mom told me (I won) and we both had the biggest smiles on our faces. It was a great moment.”

Allied Wire & Cable is proud to build traditions such as the Allied Scholarship to celebrate and support its “Allied family.” We look forward to seeing everything George will accomplish over the next few years and wish him the best in college!

To learn more about the Allied Scholarship and George’s story, read our full press release.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Merrimack, NH, Tampa, FL, Pewaukee, WI, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at www.awcwire.com.

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