HOUSTON (Nov. 4, 2015) – Cat Lift Trucks, a leading provider of quality and reliable lift trucks, today announced its call for applications for the twelfth 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 in the state of Texas.
“The Cat Lift Trucks Scholarship Program is part of our initiative to support the community where our employees live and work,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cat Lift Trucks. “With more than $100,000 in scholarship funds awarded to date, we’re excited to continue this annual program that helps make higher education more affordable to local Houston students.”
Applicants will be evaluated based on academics, financial need, leadership, community involvement and two narrative essays. Students must plan to attend an accredited college, university or technical school within the state of Texas in the fall of 2016 and major in engineering or a business-related field or a technical field related to our business.
The scholarship recipient will be formally awarded the funds during a reception in the spring of 2016 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, where Cat Lift Trucks has served as the Official Lift Truck Provider for 12 consecutive years.
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 in the fall of 2016 and major in engineering or a business-related field or a technical field related to our business.
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. 15, 2016. This year’s scholarship recipient will be honored at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in spring 2016.
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 here or picked up at one of local Houston Cat lift truck dealer, Adobe Equipment’s five Houston locations:
7607 Wallisville Rd.
13240 Hempstead Rd. #220
4803 Cripple Creek Dr.
5333 Werner St.
15534 West Hardy Rd. #155
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.