STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant and Sterling Stamping Plant (Sterling Heights, Mich.) have awarded $5,000 in scholarships on behalf of The Chrysler Foundation to Sterling Heights-area students for the 2008-2009 calendar school year. Five students each received $1,000 and individually monogrammed backpacks, to help support their pursuit of technical educational courses in post-secondary education at two- and four-year colleges, universities or vocational/technical institutions.
"It is important to give back to the youth of our community," Brian Glowiak, Vice President - The Chrysler Foundation, said. "Helping these students achieve their educational goals will benefit them, as well as the surrounding community and workforce in the future."
In 1999, The Chrysler Foundation established the Chrysler Scholarship Fund for Technical Training with the Sterling Heights Community Foundation. Since its inception, the scholarship fund has awarded 40 scholarships to Sterling Heights students. The scholarship fund targets high school seniors and graduates who are under 21, living in Sterling Heights and pursuing careers in technical or vocational fields such as engineering, manufacturing, computer science or skilled trades. The scholarship recipients were chosen by a scholar-selection committee and honored at a reception today at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant.
Scholarship recipients include:
-- Jacob Kotwica - Stevenson High School -- John Kulczycki - De La Salle Collegiate High School -- Eric Wilkins - Stevenson High School -- Pacari Woodland - Henry Ford II High School -- Chelsea Gerlach - Stevenson High School (2007), currently attending University of Michigan - Ann Arbor The Sterling Heights Assembly Plant produces the Chrysler Sebring Sedan, Chrysler Sebring Convertible and the Dodge Avenger. The Sterling Stamping Plant supplies materials for the for the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Ram, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan Minivans, Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Nitro and the Chrysler Pacifica.