The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Auxiliary offers continuing education grants to PHCC-National Association contractors and their employees/co-workers for attendance at PHCC Enhanced Service Groups programs (Quality Service Contractors and Construction Contractors' Alliance), as well as the PHCC national convention and the Educational Foundation's Project Management Course. Grants cover registration, airfare and lodging to attend one industry-related seminar, conference or course of up to $1,000 per year.

The Educational Loan Fund provides financial assistance through loans to students seeking to continue their education. Students may apply for loans in the amount of $500, $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000 at a 2 percent interest rate. Applicants must be sponsored by an Auxiliary member or PHCC contractor member, and must be enrolled in an accredited course of study to obtain a degree or certificate.

Information on education grants can be obtained from Joan Flader of the scholarship committee,, 847/821-1468. Applications are available at auxiliary/grants.cfm. Loan information is available from Louise Schumacher,, 352/243-4672. Applications are available at loans.cfm.