CEDAR RAPIDS, IA--John Hayes and Jesse Ashby have been named the recipients of the 2009 Robert Bosch Scholarships through the NSCA Education Foundation. These $2,500 scholarships are granted to students pursuing careers in the electronic systems industry or a related field.
Hayes attends Columbia College Chicago and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Audio Arts and Acoustics. He gained valuable, hands-on experience installing sound systems into a variety of commercial settings, and is anxious to contribute to the sound installation industry and work with new technologies and gadgets that are constantly improving and changing the industry.
Ashby, a second-time recipient of this scholarship with a wide array of experience in sound, lighting and design, will receive a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Dance from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA.
“What particularly interests me about electronic systems is the speed with which technological advancements are made,” Ashby wrote in his application, “and the high probability of such advancements crossing into other industries.”
“We are very proud to support the future of our industry with these scholarships,” said Daniel Nix, vice president of sales, Americas, for Bosch Communications Systems, and a member of the NSCA Education Foundation Board of Directors. “Bosch has a strong commitment toward training and education, consistent with our core values of innovation and quality, and we look forward to supporting John and Jesse at this exciting time in their careers.”
In partnership with the NSCA Education Foundation, Bosch Communications Systems offers the scholarships in memory of Robert Bosch, who founded the Robert Bosch GmbH, a German technology corporation. Both students also received a $1,000 NSCA Education Foundation scholarship to further their education.
“The NSCA Foundation is grateful for the opportunity Bosch has given the next generation of integrators,” said Tom Frericks, NSCA Education Foundation president. “These generous scholarships ensure the continued success of our industry. The future already looks bright with the dedication and passion these students have shown in their education and real-world experiences.”