FALLS CHURCH, Va. - A. O. Smith announced the winners of two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing plumbing-heating-cooling related studies. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation administers the scholarships sponsored by A. O. Smith and is responsible for selecting the award winners. The scholarship program is designed to attract the new talent essential to the future of the plumbing and HVACR industry.

“A. O. Smith is proud to sponsor these scholarships. The students receiving these awards will be the future leaders of our industry and anything we can do now to make them successful benefits all of us down the line,” said David Chisolm, A. O. Smith brand manager.

The 2010 scholarship recipients are:

• Adam Andrewjeski of Las Vegas. He is enrolled at the University of California - Berkeley to pursue a four-year degree in mechanical engineering.

• Paul Osborne of Arlington, Texas. He is enrolled in the PHCC of Texas four-year plumbing apprentice program, with an expected graduation in March 2013.

To qualify for a $2,500 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.

Publication date:11/08/2010