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ASQ Inspection Division Announces Recipients of 2020 H. James Harrington Scholarship

Scholarship helps ASQ division members, family, or friends with college expenses

Published: Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:00

(ASQ: Milwaukee) -- The ASQ Inspection Division has announced the recipients of the 2020 H. James Harrington Scholarship.

This fund scholarship was created to help ASQ division members, their family or friends defray the costs associated with college expenses. Scholarship funds are dispersed to one or more deserving students in the spring of each year.

The ASQ Inspection Division’s Scholarship Committee and Division’s Management Committee congratulate all the recipients on this noteworthy accomplishment and wish them the very best in their future academic studies.

$1,500 Christoph Bernas, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Chris will be graduating from Bishop Canevin High School in Pittsburgh in May 2020, and then will continue his studies at Penn State University in its five-year architecture program. Chris is a member of the National Honor Society and has received his school’s High Academic Honors every marking period. He is a three-year varsity tennis player and is active with numerous school clubs. He participates in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program and is an active Boy Scout where he achieved the rank of Eagle. Though school, church, and scouts, Chris has contributed more than 100 hours per year in community service including two mission trips.

$1,000 Timothy Spichiger, Granville, Ohio

Tim is a first year medical student at the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine (OU-HCOM) in Athens, Ohio. He graduated from DePauw University in May 2019 with a biochemistry degree and enrolled in medical school the following August. Though studying consumes most of his time, he is an active member in these organizations: the American Osteopathic Association, the Ohio Osteopathic Association, the Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, the OU-HCOM Radiology Club, and the OU-HCOM Sports Medicine Club. Tim is also a Research Fellow at OU-HCOM and has published three research papers. He will graduate in May 2023.

$500 Mark White, Hartford City, Indiana

Mark is completing his freshman year at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is an exercise science major with the goal of becoming a physical therapist. He graduated from Blackford High School in Blackford County, Indiana. Mark is a certified nursing assistant. When not in school he works as a general laborer at a local farm and provides lawn care and gardening services.

Visit the Inspection Division scholarship web page for additional information about the H. James Harrington scholarship or for a scholarship application.


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