CHICAGO — Grainger
, North America''s leading facilities maintenance supplier, has expanded its Grainger Tools for Tomorrow®
scholarship program for the fifth consecutive year, according to a press release.
In the 2010–2011 academic year, Grainger will offer 75 community colleges across the United States two, $2,000 scholarships to award to community college students enrolled in industrial trades programs such as welding, plumbing, automotive and construction, the release stated.
Grainger has targeted one-third of the awards, 50 scholarships, specifically for veterans in recognition of their service to our country, the release noted.
"Grainger appreciates the contributions veterans have made to our country and their potential for service in the workplace," said Jim Ryan, chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Grainger.
"Industrial skilled trades are vital to keeping our infrastructure sound and our communities strong. The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program empowers future trades people to complete their education and helps them start their careers," Ryan added.