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July 25, 2013
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group-scholarship-webJuly 25, 2013 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)
celebrated 13 consecutive years of furthering the careers and education
of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry
by awarding seven scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member
companies. The scholarship award winners were announced during the 2013
AAMA Summer Conference, held June 9-12, in Rosemont, Ill. Dominic Nickel
of Abbotsford, B.C., was one of the winners.

July 25, 2013 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) celebrated 13 consecutive years of furthering the careers and education of students pursuing a degree related to the building products industry by awarding seven scholarships to children of employees of AAMA member companies. The scholarship award winners were announced during the 2013 AAMA Summer Conference, held June 9-12, in Rosemont, Ill. Dominic Nickel of Abbotsford, B.C., was one of the winners.

"AAMA is pleased to acknowledge the outstanding students who have dedicated themselves to academic and extracurricular endeavors in order to pursue a career in architecture, engineering and related fields,” says Rich Walker, AAMA's president and CEO. “By supporting these students on their journey to further develop their knowledge and passion, we are hopeful they will make valuable contributions in the building products industry upon completing their education.”

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The AAMA Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000. All children of employees of AAMA member companies are eligible to obtain this financial aid for higher education in pursuit of a degree in an engineering or technical field relating to the building products industry. Applicants are judged on grade point average, college entrance exam scores and a 500-word essay. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors or college students who are children of employees of AAMA member companies in good standing.

“Each year, AAMA awards a minimum of three scholarships. This year, seven scholarships were awarded due to the generous contributions of AAMA members,” says Janice Yglesias, AAMA's association services director.

Each year, one of the AAMA-funded scholarships commemorates a significant milestone or achievement for the association. The commemorative award, known this year as the AAMA Certification Gold Label 50th Anniversary Scholarship Award, is given to the top-ranking scholarship applicant.

dominic-nickel-headshot_webThe Canadian AAMA Scholarship Award recipient is Dominic Nickel, a soon-to-be freshman at University of the Fraser Valley, where he will be studying engineering mathematics. Nickel graduated from D.W. Poppy Secondary School in June with a 4.0 GPA, where he was a member of the volleyball team and was on the honour roll for four years. Nickel’s interest in the building industry started at the age of 13, when he began working a part-time job installing windows and doors. His father, Georg Nickel, is an employee of Innotech Windows + Doors Inc. in Abbotsford.

“In addition to these national awards, AAMA member companies have the opportunity to participate in the Scholarship Partner Program to provide a scholarship opportunity for children of their own employees,” says Yglesias.

Quanex Building Products and Graham Architectural Products have been AAMA Scholarship Partners since the program’s inception in 2003 with Milgard Manufacturing joining the Partner Program in 2008. In 2013, Simonton Windows and Architectural Testing joined as Partners.

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