UAW Local 933

2016/2017 Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Winners

 Twelve outstanding high school seniors from Region 2-B UAW families have been awarded a $10,000.00 college scholarship by the Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Awards Program. The scholarships were presented Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Ken Lortz, President of the Scholarship Awards Program at a luncheon held at the Region 2-B, UAW Building located in Maumee, Ohio.

The Gosser Scholarship Awards Program, named in honor of the late UAW Vice President and Regional Director, Richard T. Gosser was established in 1962.

This year, eight (8) Scholarships will be awarded in the name of Richard T. Gosser and one (1) Scholarship each will be awarded in the name of Ruthann Gosser-Harrison, Joseph Tomasi, Jack Sizemore and Lloyd Mahaffey.

Including the 2016-2017 winners, 332 students have received Gosser scholarships. An additional 119 students have received runner-up scholarships. In all, $2,473,000 in scholarships have been awarded since the program began in 1962.

The 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners are:

Nevan Christian Freestone, a senior at Clinton Prairie High School, Frankfort, IN, who ranked 1 out of a class of 72 students. His father, Brent Freestone, is a member of UAW Local 2317 and works at Oerlikon Fairfield, Lafayette, IN.

Erin Elizabeth Eickholt, a senior at Fort Jennings High School, Fort Jennings, OH, who ranked 3 out of a class of 30 students. Her father, Bruce Eickholt, is a member of UAW Local 1765 and works at Dana Corporation, Lima, OH.

Trevor William Osting, a senior at Spencerville High School, Spencerville, OH, who ranked 1 out of a class of 81 students. His father, Trent Osting, is a member of UAW Local 1765 and works at Dana Corporation, Lima, OH.

Lauren Elizabeth LaPointe, a senior at Keystone High School, Lagrange, OH, who ranked 3 out of a class of 131 students. Her father, Jason LaPointe, is a member of UAW Local 1005 and works at GM Parma Metal Center, Parma, OH.

Emily Ann Ogle, a senior at Milford High School, Milford, OH, who ranked 9 out of a class of 547 students. Her father, Michael Ogle, is a member of UAW Local 863 and works at Ford Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH.

Tristan James Bigelow, a senior at Garrett High School, Garrett, IN, who ranked 2 out of a class of 141 students. His mother, Bonnie Bigelow, is a member of UAW Local 164 and works at Eaton Corp., Auburn, IN.

David Scott Stewart, Jr., a senior at Wapakoneta High School, Wapakoneta, OH, who ranked 6 out of a class of 212 students. His father, David Stewart, Sr., is a member of UAW Local 2391 and works at IAC, Sidney, OH.

Morgan Nikkole O'Brien, a senior at Roncalli High School, Indianapolis, IN. No Ranking. Her father, Michael O'Brien, is a member of UAW Local 933 and works at Allison Transmission, Indianapolis, IN.

Sarah Jean Kolczak, a senior at Westfield High School, Westfield, IN. No Ranking. Her father, James Kolczak, is a member of UAW Local 1302 and works at Indiana Transmission, Kokomo, IN.

Martin Arthur Collyer, a senior at Southeast High School, Ravenna, OH, who ranked 13 out of a class of 152 students. His father, Martin Collyer, is a member of UAW Local 1112 and works at GM Lordstown, Warren, OH.

Chesney Layne Smith, a senior at Lexington High School, Lexington, OH, who ranked 10 out of a class of 186 students. Her father, Richard Smith, is a member of UAW Local 1005 and works at GM Parma Metal Center, Parma, OH.

Joshua Kenneth Trout, a senior at Perkins High School, Sandusky, OH, who ranked 21 out of a class of 181 students. His father, Joel Trout, is a member of UAW Local 1250 and works at CEP #1, Brook Park OH.

The Alternates will receive $1,500.00 Scholarships sponsored by the Region 2-B, UAW Retired Workers. The following have been chosen by the Selection Committee: 1) Benjamin Swanson (Local 863, Ford Sharonville); 2) Matthew Hecker (Local 1714, GM ) 3) Brandon Grigsby (Local 1219, Lima Ford); 4) Samantha Rodgers (Local 1112, GM Lordstown 5) Mary Nguyen (Local 647, GE ) and 6) Tracy Bloom (Local 2000, Ohio Assembly).

 

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