Water heater manufacturer A. O. Smith will provide college, university  and vocational school scholarships to 10 students for the 2012-2013 school year through its Professional Contractor Association. Since the program began in 2001, A. O. Smith has assisted 130 students.

This year’s scholarship recipients are:

  • Shawn Bolton of Edgewater, N.J., a student at Burlington County Institute of Technology, West Hampton, N.J.;


  • Meredith Brinkman of Fowler, Ill., an accounting major at University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.;


  • Chelsey Browell of Ephrata, Pa., a speech pathology major at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pa.;


  • Brittany Histing of Sicklerville, N.J., a nursing major at University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.;


  • Lisa Houghton-Luongo of Boynton Beach, Fla., an English major at Florida Atlantic University, Davie, Fla.;


  • Emily Hugo of Memphis, Tenn., a forensic chemistry major at University of Mississippi, Lafayette, Miss.;


  • Allison Licwov of Beverly, W. Va., a chemistry and pharmacy major at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, W. Va.;


  • Travis Mack of Devils Lake, N.D., a public relations and advertising major at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.;


  • Jatelyn Meyer of Britton, S.D., a business administration major at Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D.;


  • Samantha Weaver of Lititz, Pa., a biology major at Goshen College, Goshen, Ind.


The scholarship program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates and GED recipients or students currently enrolled in a full-time accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school. Any spouse, child or grandchild of a PCA member with a desire for continuing his or her education may compete for a scholarship award.