A. O. Smith Awards Scholarships

Strengthening the industry by supporting highly qualified students

A. O. Smith again partnered with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation to award scholarships to four outstanding students in pursuit of careers as plumbing and mechanical professionals.

The Charlie Wallace Service scholarships and A. O. Smith scholarships are $2,500 individual awards given to top-performing students enrolled in a plumbing-heating-cooling related course of study.  

This is the third year A. O. Smith and PHCC have partnered to fund the Charlie Wallace Service scholarships, named after the former COO of PHCC Quality Service Contractors who served as a prominent leader in the industry for 17 years. This year’s winners are Baron McLaughlin from Vista, Calif. and Rodulf B. Occeno from Orange County, Calif. 

This is the 15th year for the A. O. Smith Scholarship Award. This year’s award winners are Benjamin Stauffer of Ind. and Jody-Ann Young of Allentown, Penn.

“It is truly an honor to work with such intelligent, driven and ambitious students,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing at A. O. Smith. “We are proud to sponsor a scholarship that strengthens the industry by supporting highly qualified students entering a career in the trades.”