January 31, 2018

Applewood Awards Scholarships to Red Rocks CC Students

Three trade education students from Red Rocks Community College each received $2,000 scholarships from Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric. Their achievements were celebrated during  a gathering at the Applewood offices Jan. 19.

These are the second set of scholarships to be awarded by Applewood Plumbing to support careers in the plumbing, heating and electrical trades. Applewood began their partnership and with RRCC through a branded scholarship in 2017.

Daniel Ryan, plumbing student; Derek Keegan, heating, ventilation and air conditioning student; and Wes Stacey, electrical student, each received $1,000 for the fall 2017 and $1,000 for the spring 2018 semesters.

“We’re very proud to present scholarships to these outstanding students,” said John Ward, president of Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric.  “I wish them good luck with their future careers in such a dynamic field, one that I have found personally rewarding.”

During the visit to the Applewood offices, Ryan and Keegan, along with the Red Rocks Community College Foundation program coordinator, Travis Ogburn, had breakfast with staff and visited with one of Applewood’s top HVAC technicians before touring the company’s facilities and learning more about the business and their chosen trades.

The scholarships will cut tuition costs for each student relatively in half as the cost of attending Red Rocks Community College can cost more than $2,000 per semester.

Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric has served the Denver/Boulder Metro area more than 44 years and is proud to have been named to The Denver Post’s Lists of Top Workplaces. As a family owned and operated business, Applewood Plumbing is committed to helping people solve issues and ensure our customers are always safe in their homes.

Red Rocks Community College students (l-r) Derek Keegan, Daniel Ryan stand with Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric HVAC Alex Smith during a visit to the Applewood facilities Jan. 19.  During their visit, Keegan, Ryan and Wes Stacey, each studying trade professions, received $2,000 scholarships from Applewood to help with tuition while attending Red Rocks Community College.

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