TEC Services Group, Inc. announced today the recipient of the 2017 Scholarship Program. Each applicant was required to meet academic, attendance and citizenship standard requirements for their State. Applicants were also required to submit an essay describing an issue facing our nation today and their proposed solution to resolve it. TEC would like to thank all who participated in the program, now in its second year. The Scholarship Program is available to employees of the ARM industry and their dependents attending a four-year accredited college or university.
“TEC is proud to sponsor these scholarships and demonstrate our support in the ARM industry. Having been a long-standing member in the industry, we know the value of continuing education and managing student loan debt. Our hope is these contributions will serve as an integral part in accomplishing both goals,” said Tom Sweat, President of TEC Services Group, Inc.
This year, participation in the Scholarship Program grew by more than 230%. TEC is encouraged by the growing interest in the program and will continue to sponsor the Scholarship Program in coming years. After careful review and consideration, the TEC Scholarship Committee determined the 2017 Scholarship is awarded to Nathan Brelage. Congratulations!
Nathan Brelage, a 2017 graduate of Delta High School in Muncie, IN. Nathan will be attending the University of Dayton where he will major in Mechanical Engineering. During high school, Nathan served as class President through 11th grade and was a member of the National Honor Society. Nathan has volunteered in many programs including 4-H, The Salvation Army and Lynd House. He received Valedictorian, Academic All – Conference (Soccer) grades 10-12, 4-H Wildlife Project Grand Champion in 2016, Math award, Science award and was National Merit Honorable Mention. (Father Andrew Brelage, Ontario Systems, LLC)
Due to the tremendous response and increased participation this year, TEC supplemented the program with additional smaller scholarships. Congratulations to the following recipients:
Ryan Lowenstein, currently attending Santa Clara University with a major in Economics. Ryan was recruited to Santa Clara University Men’s NCAA Div. 1 Crew Team after rowing four years at his former high school, Junipero Serra High School. He received the Dylan Cappel Inspirational Rower Award & Scholarship in 2016. Ryan also achieved Eagle Scout in 2016 and served over 150 hours of community service between middle school and high school graduation. (Father Jeff Lowenstein of Collection Bureau of America)
Kelsey Baich, currently attending the University of Mississippi with a major in Secondary Education. Kelsey was a recipient of TEC’s 2016 Scholarship Award and is in her sophomore year at University of Mississippi. Kelsey was a member of the Renaissance Honor Roll and National Honor Society during high school and made both the Chancellor’s Honor Roll and Dean’s Honor Roll her freshman year at college. Kelsey is also an active volunteer for non-profit organization BreakDown St. Louis. (Father Kevin Baich of Day Knight & Associates)
Shawn Ruderman, a 2017 graduate of San Marcos High School in San Marcos, CA. Shawn will be attending San Diego State University where he will major in Business and Interdisciplinary Studies. Shawn served as a member of the Key Club and California Scholarship Federation during high school and qualified for National Honors Society two years. Shawn is very active in baseball; he played throughout high school and also offers baseball coaching. Shawn received the Mitchell Thorp Award in 2011. (Father Steve Ruderman of Credit and Collection News)
We encourage employees of the ARM industry and their dependents to apply next year. Please look for an announcement on the 2018 Scholarship Program by the end of the year. For additional questions or comments, contact TEC Services Group at Scholarship@TECsg.com or call 941-375-0300 for more information.