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Grainger Foundation Provides Scholarship Support to Vermont Tech

Friday, August 31, 2012
The Grainger Foundation will provide $5,000 in scholarship support to Vermont Tech students in 2012-2013. Grainger Inc., located in South Burlington, is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in North America.

Martha Trombley Oakes, Associate Dean of Advancement at Vermont Tech; Nicole Juiffre at the Grainger Foundation; Jean-Marie Clark, Associate Dean of the Williston Campus.
“We are delighted that Grainger has begun a relationship with Vermont Tech,” said Martha Trombley Oakes, Associate Dean for Institutional Development. “Vermont Tech is clearly a pipeline for educating outstanding students who will go on to make key contributions to the workforce.”

Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” list. Emergency preparedness and technical education have long been Grainger’s two main philanthropic focus areas. The company makes a significant impact by using its resources and expertise to create relationships with communities.

“We are pleased to offer this support to Vermont Tech students,” said Nicole Juiffre, Branch Manager for Grainger’s office in South Burlington. “As a leading distributor of industrial supplies, Grainger is committed to helping stem the growing shortage of skilled workers while supporting the increasing technical demands of today’s industrial workplace.”

About Vermont Technical College – Vermont Technical College is the only public institution of higher learning in Vermont whose mission is applied education. One of the five Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Tech serves students from throughout Vermont, New England, and beyond at its two residential campuses in Williston and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington and at seven nursing campuses located throughout the state. Our academic programs encompass a wide range of engineering technology, agricultural, health, and business fields that are vital to producing the knowledge workers need most by employers in the state and in the region.