For the third consecutive year, Fond du Lac, Wis.-based Mercury Racing has awarded scholarships to a pair of high school seniors. Ryan Beck of New Holstein, Wis., and Caleb Cochran of Eden, Wis., will receive $5,000 each toward their marine trade educations.
The world’s leading high-performance marine engine builder, Mercury Racing leans heavily on skilled tradespeople. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Beck is headed to Lakeshore Technical College this fall, where he’ll be studying Weld Fabrication Technology. Cochrane will attend Moraine Park Technical College and to pursue a degree in Mechanical Design Technology.
The news was announced in a Mercury Racing press release this morning.
“The goal of the scholarship is to alleviate financial stress of post-secondary education and support the continued growth of skilled tradespeople in our community,” the release stated.
Stuart Halley, the company’s general manager, elaborated on its trade scholarship program.
With a little help from Mercury Racing, Ryan Beck and Caleb Cochran are headed for careers in the marine industry.
“We are proud to award this money to two very deserving individuals who clearly have a passion for pursuing a technical trade,” he said. “Mercury Racing depends on skilled tradespeople to have a prosperous future. It is our mission to continue to grow this program so that more students, like Ryan and Caleb, have the financial support they need to be successful.”