The Fluid Power Educational Foundation awarded 20 scholarships totaling $40,000 for the 2014 school year to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. FPEF’s scholarships help young people enrolled in high schools, technical colleges and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power, according to an FPEF announcement.
 
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A minimum GPA, an essay, and three letters of recommendation were required from each applicant. The top three students were selected to receive distinctive named scholarships thanks to corporate scholarship donations. The FPEF Board of Trustees congratulated the following students who were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the fall 2014 semester:

•    Nathan Brace – Iowa State University – Scholarship underwritten by the Richard Bardos Memorial Donation
•    David Gilbertson- Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus – Scholarship underwritten by Norgren, Inc.
•    Tyler Hinrichs – Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie Campus – Scholarship underwritten by Donaldson Company, Inc.
•    Roy Eckhardt – Texas A&M University
•    Matthew Gavino – Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus
•    Andrew Gilbertson – Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus
•    Jordan Grussling – Spokane Community College
•    Ivan Karpich – Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie Campus
•    Pavel Konstantinov – Centennial College
•    Tristan Larson – Minnesota West Community and Technical College
•    Kristen Loso – Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus
•    Matthew Miller – Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus
•    Michael Nendza – Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus
•    Dillon Paulson – Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie Campus
•    Rhaneem Radzali – Taylors University
•    Riley Samari – Alexandria Technical and Community College
•    Mitchell Sotelo – Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie Campus
•    Ryan Trenda – Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus
•    Macmillan Venu – Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus
•    Craig Warzeha-  Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie Campus

The FPEF is a non-profit foundation committed to stimulate, advance, and support the science of hydraulic and pneumatic technology through educational initiatives at all levels. The FPEF is wholly supported by fluid power industry firms, associations, and individuals, which enables FPEF to bring fluid power to students of all grade levels. For more information visit www.fpef.org or call 856-424-8998.