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VMA Awards William Sandler Scholarship To Three Outstanding Students

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VMA Awards William Sandler Scholarship To Three Outstanding Students

VMA Awards William Sandler Scholarship To Three Outstanding Students

The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) awarded its 2021 William Sandler Scholarship award to three standout students, Kerri Piper of Dublin, PA, Lucas Della Costa of Munster, IN, and Kasey Piper of Dublin, PA.

Now entering its third year, the VMA William “Bill” Sandler Scholarship Program was established to provide educational opportunities to the children of VMA and VRC member company employees. The program provides financial assistance to help offset the rising cost of postsecondary education–both in technical schools and 4-year universities and colleges–and promote career pursuit in areas of importance for the valve manufacturing industry.

VMA recently named Kerri Piper of Dublin, PA, Lucas Della Costa of Munster, IN, and Kasey Piper of Dublin, PA recipients of the 2021 William Sandler Scholarship award.

Kerri Piper is attending Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she plans to receive a bachelor’s in electrical engineering. Her father is employed by Harold Beck & Sons, Inc.

Lucas Dalla Costa. is a freshman at Purdue University Northwest, located in Hammond, IN, where he is pursuing a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. His father, Mark Dalla Costa, works at Val-Matic.

Kasey Piper is attending Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where she plans to gain a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. Kasey’s father works at Harold Beck & Sons, Inc.

Congratulations to the winners! The 2022 William Sandler Scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2022.

For more information on the program and to apply for the 2022 scholarship, visit our website or contact Marc Pasternak, VMA Vice President, at mpasternak@vma.org.

Founded in 1938, the Valve Manufacturers Association of America is a trade association that represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves, actuators and controls. Collectively, members account for approximately 80% of the total industrial valve shipments out of U.S. facilities. VMA is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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