ACC students earn $500 scholarships

Courtesy Photo From left to right, Alpena Community College Machine Tool Instructor Andrew Paad is seen with students Nicole Zinke, Olivia Haske, Charles Rieman, Peter Huizinga, and William Reinholz. The students were awarded $500 scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation for this semester.

ALPENA — Alpena Community College recently received a $10,000 grant for scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation for students who enroll in a college-level machining-based training program, including ACC’s Machine Tool Technology program.

The college decided to divide the scholarship dollars between students attending the spring semester and upcoming fall semester. Five Machine Tool Technology program students received $500 this semester: William Reinholz, Nicole Zinke, Charles Rieman, Peter Huizinga, and Olivia Haske.

This is the second time the Gene Haas Foundation has given the college $10,000 for student scharolships.

Scholarships are also available for the upcoming fall semester. Scholarship amounts will range from $500 to $1,000 and be awarded to full- or part-time students enrolled in ACC’s Machine Tool Technology certificate or associate degree programs.

Applications for scholarships are available from the ACC Foundation office or at any local high school counseling office. The deadline for applying for ACC scholarships for the fall is March 11.