Two students pursuing PHC-related studies won $2,500 scholarships.

A.O. Smithrecently announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies. A.O. Smith’s partner in this endeavor, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation, administers the scholarship program and selects the award winners.

  • Sean Bee of Voorhees, N.J. - Bee is a full-time undergraduate student at Penn State University in University Park, Pa., pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. He has spent several summers performing service calls, job cost analysis and estimating at LGB Mechanical, a PHCC member company in West Berlin, N.J.

  • Rebecca Genualdi of Milwaukee. - Genualdi is a full-time undergraduate student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, pursuing a degree in construction engineering and management. She praises the school’s cooperative education experience for providing an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a real-world construction project.

"Our winners this year are fine examples of why we are proud to sponsor the scholarships. These students are doing the hard course work, getting their hands dirty and learning how to improve our industry," said David Chisolm, director of marketing for A. O. Smith.

To qualify for a PHCC Educational Foundation scholarship (, students must submit a detailed application including a letter of recommendation from an active member of the PHCC–National Association and enroll in a plumbing-heating-cooling related course of study or apprentice program such as business management, construction management or science specializing in mechanical construction or mechanical engineering.

Source: A.O. Smith