HOUSTON (Oct. 21, 2014) – Cat Lift Trucks, a leading provider of quality and reliable lift trucks, today announced its call for applications for the tenth annual Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program. This year, the program will award a Spring Branch Independent School District (SBISD) high school senior with a $5,000 scholarship toward his or her higher education pursuit in the state of Texas. The scholarship program has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarship funding to deserving high school seniors pursuing a degree in engineering or a business-related field at an accredited college, university or technical school in the state of Texas.
“We are excited to partner with Spring Branch ISD to assist with costs associated with a higher-education degree for a high school senior,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cat Lift Trucks. “We are focused on supporting the communities where our employees work, and this program exemplifies our commitment to help Spring Branch-area students achieve their higher-education goals.”
Applicants will be graded on academics, financial need, leadership and community involvement. These elements, along with two narrative essays, are considered when deciding finalists.
The scholarship recipient will be formally awarded the funds during a reception in spring 2015 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, where Cat Lift Trucks has been the Official Lift Truck Provider for 11 consecutive years.
The Cat Lift Trucks 2014 scholarship recipient was Ashley Johnson, who is pursuing a business degree at Texas A&M University.
WHO: Cat Lift Trucks, headquartered in Houston, is a leading manufacturer of quality and reliable lift trucks dedicated to providing excellent customer service.
WHAT: Cat Lift Trucks will award a high school senior in the Spring Branch Independent School District with a $5,000 scholarship for higher education pursuits. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university or technical school within the state of Texas and major in engineering or a business-related field.
Students from public schools within Spring Branch Independent School District are eligible to apply. Recipients will be chosen based on academic record, financial need, leadership, honors, narrative responses and participation in school and community activities.
WHEN: Deadline – applications must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. This year’s scholarship recipient will be honored at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo® in spring 2015.
Applicants can stay informed of updates to the scholarship decision process by becoming a fan of Cat Lift Trucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catlifttrucks.
WHERE: Application forms and scholarship requirements can be downloaded at www.logisnextamericas.com/en/cat or picked up at one of local Houston Cat® Lift Truck dealer, Adobe Equipment Inc.’s five Houston locations:
7607 Wallisville Rd. 13240 Hempstead Rd. #220 4803 Cripple Creek Dr.
(713) 675-1552 (713) 460-1232 (713) 947-7900
5333 Werner St. 15534 West Hardy Rd. #155
(713) 697-3033 (713) 395-2950
About Cat® Lift Trucks
Cat® lift trucks is one of the most trusted forklift brands in the world. For nearly 50 years, customers have relied on the Cat lift trucks brand for quality and reliable forklifts backed by exceptional service and support through its trusted dealer network. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, Cat Lift Trucks delivers fuel-efficient lift trucks for greater productivity and advanced electric forklifts with longer run times and a lower total cost of ownership. Cat lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., a leading manufacturer of forklifts distributed throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit Cat Lift Trucks, Cat Lift Trucks on Facebook, Cat Lift Trucks on Twitter, Cat Lift Trucks on YouTube and Cat Lift Trucks on LinkedIn.