CRANSTON, R.I. — Taco Comfort Solutions announced the winners of its annual Taco Student Scholarship Awards, which provide college funding assistance for children of Taco employees. Equal cash scholarships are given to in-college and college-bound students who combine scholastic achievement with volunteerism and community service.

Blind entries are judged by a two-person committee with distinguished educational backgrounds. A total of four students are selected each year. Students receive an application to complete and must provide a school transcript and two letters of recommendation.

This year the judges selected the following winners:

Jason Hoskins of Coventry, Rhode Island, son of Jim Hoskins, a product engineer at Taco Cranston, and his wife, Chiristine; Madison Davis of Huntersville, North Carolina, daughter of Cranston-based Business Development and Regional Sales Manager, Tim Davis, and his wife, Shannon; and Jennifer and Kyle Fishburn of Plymouth, Indiana, children of Tim Fishburn, Taco hydroflo pumps machinist, and his wife, Georgana.

The Taco Scholarship Awards were established in 2003 by current company executive chairman of the board, John Hazen White Jr. Speaking at the recent scholarship awards dinner in Providence with recipients and their families, White Jr. commented that “One of the most important things that Taco does is to assist our employees and their families because without their contributions, Taco could not prosper and succeed.

“Like our summer camps for kids and educational advancement opportunities provided to our employees, these scholarship awards are meant to give back, to provide support for the things that really matter to families,” White continued. “Our scholarship recipients are extremely talented and deserving of our support, especially because each of them wants to work to make the world a better place.”

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Publication date: 8/18/2017

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