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Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, announced that Travis “Deleon” Byars, Jr., of Pacolet, a student at Spartanburg Community College, received a $2,000 scholarship as part of Grainger’s Tools for Tomorrow® program.
Each year, Grainger offers two scholarships of $2,000 each at participating community colleges in the U.S. The scholarships offer financial assistance for tuition and books to students working toward an associate’s degree or certificate in skilled trade, supply chain management and public safety programs. In addition to the scholarship, Grainger provides tools to students after they graduate to help them launch a successful career.
For 2018, Byars is one of 116 scholarship recipients from 68 community colleges participating in Grainger’s Tools for Tomorrow program.
“This is a wonderful scholarship, and I am so thankful year after year to be able to award the Grainger Award Scholarship to deserving SCC students. I commend Grainger for the vision of affording our students this opportunity, and a continued partnership.” said Beverly Booker, SCC’s financial aid counselor & scholarship coordinator.
“Receiving the Grainger Scholarship tells me I have a great support system, and motivates me to pursue my education further. I want to thank everyone who made it possible for me to receive this scholarship, and I promise you it will not go to waste,” said Byars.
Since 2006, Grainger has donated more than $4.5 million to support technical education. Half of the scholarships offered are earmarked for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
“Grainger is passionate about creating positive change and building a strong workforce in the communities where we live and work,” said Ramona Brown, operations manager of Grainger’s Greenville branch. “Through the Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program and our relationship with Spartanburg Community College, we are proud to do our part in helping qualified technical education and public safety students like Travis graduate and start successful careers.”