ATLANTA, GA. (August 29, 2016) – The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual scholarship program. The winners will be formally announced at the SMRP 2016 Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.
“This year’s scholarship application pool was our largest and most competitive to date,” said SMRP Executive Director Erin Erickson. “With the aging workforce affecting many of the industries that make up SMRP, it’s great to see so many students interested in pursuing meaningful careers in our field.”
SMRP offers five scholarships to students involved in programs that translate to careers in maintenance, reliability and physical asset management. Recipients of the 2016-2017 academic year scholarships are:
- William Fredebeil, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recipient of the $10,000 Legacy of Excellence Scholarship awarded to one student in a related field of study.
- Daniel Hess, Auburn University, recipient of the $2,000 SMRP Scholarship, presented to one student in a maintenance and reliability-related field.
- Fahad Izhar, University of Maryland, recipient of the $2,000 SMRPCO Jack & Dorothy Nicholas Scholarship, awarded to one student in a maintenance and reliability-related field.
- Payman Dehghanian, Texas A&M University; and Collin Phillips, Auburn University, recipients of the two $2,000 Higher Standards Scholarships, presented to family members of practitioners belonging to SMRP.
The SMRP scholarship program has awarded thousands of dollars in financial support to undergraduate and graduate students at accredited universities since 1999. For more information about the program and winners, please visit www.smrp.org/scholarships.
The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a not-for-profit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the reliability, maintenance and physical asset management industry. SMRP provides value for professionals, individual practitioners and companies who are committed to sustaining best practices within their industries. SMRP boasts over 5,000 members worldwide and provides its community with benefits including: international affiliations, domestic public and private partnerships, educational opportunities, Body of Knowledge resources and ANSI-accredited certifications, plus local and global networking events. For more information on SMRP, please visit www.smrp.org.