This scholarship is generously funded by Blauch Brothers Mechanical Contractors of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Preference will be given to students with annual STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) courses and interest, and especially those who would like to explore vocational training in the trades.
Recipients of the Blauch Brothers STEM Scholarship will receive up to $3,000 per year off of the regular high school tuition rate.
Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
- New or returning high school students. The award follows a student through graduation as long as they are enrolled in STEM-related classes or Massanutten Technical Center. For example, if a student is awarded their scholarship for their sophomore year, if they maintain requirements, they would also receive the award their junior and senior years.
- Students are encouraged, but not required, to have 3.0 grade point average at the time of application and to maintain the 3.0 grade point average throughout their scholarship.
- Preference will be given to students whose families qualify for financial aid through the FACTS application process. The application opens on February 1.
To be considered for the scholarship:
- Apply to EMS, and apply for FACTS tuition assistance.
- Contact Abigail Cook, admissions counselor, to indicate interest in being considered for the scholarship.
- The scholarship is open to new and returning students who demonstrate interest in STEM course work or vocational trade training.
*Scholarship discount will be applied after any reductions in tuition, such as tuition assistance, are calculated.
Blauch Brothers, Inc. is a comprehensive mechanical contracting company that's locally owned and serves west central Virginia. James W. Blauch, Sr. founded the business in 1954 with a dedication to commitment, dependability, trust, and excellence. Second-generation owner, James W. Blauch, Jr. (EMS class of '78) continues operating the business based on the values and Christian principles passed down by the founder. Sons Matthew '10 and Christopher '12, are also part of the award-winning safety program that provides quality services in Harrisonburg and surrounding communities. EMS is proud to partner with them on this scholarship.