MILWAUKEE — A.O. Smith Corp. awarded 2014 merit scholarships to 21 students from the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and China.

The recipients, sons or daughters of A.O. Smith Corp. employees, were selected based on their academic records, participation in school and community activities, work experience, and honors.

The 2014 recipients are: Justin Bates of Milton, Georgia, University of Georgia; Casey Burks of Milton, Washington, Washington State University; Kassandra Glover of Camden, South Carolina, Presbyterian College; Raoul Helmes of Leiden, the Netherlands, Leiden University; Ning Hu of Nanjing, China, Wuhan University of Science and Technology; Xiaoyu Liu of Nanjing, China, Yangzhou University; Ye Liu of Nanjing, China, Nanjing Finance College; Shawn May of Plymouth, Michigan, Michigan State University; Elizabeth Metcalf of Kingsport, Tennessee, East Tennessee State University; Luz Areli Nicolas Garcia of Juarez, Mexico, Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Juarez; Grace Nyikes of Royal Oak, Michigan, Saint Louis University; Nathan Poplin of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, University of South Carolina; Matthew Putman of Watertown, Tennessee, Tennessee Technological University; Xiaoqing Qiu of Nanjing, China, Hohai University; Andrew Shumaker of Bristol, Tennessee, Clemson University; McKenzie Smith of Sumter, South Carolina, College of Charleston; Carmin Yuritz Velo Medina of Juarez, Mexico, Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Juarez; Maureen Vento of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; Colin Waters of Florence, Kentucky, Western Kentucky University; Yue Wu of Nanjing, China, Anhui Agricultural University; and Runsheng Zhang of Nanjing, China, China University of Mining and Technology.

Publication date: 9/22/2014

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