SFNE Awards $3,000 in Scholarships

Plainville, MA – The Steel Fabricators of New England (SFNE) announced that three $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to students who will use the funds to further their education in the trades. The scholarships were awarded to Andrew Sidewater from New Britain, Conn.; Megan Pelissier from Jaffrey, N.H.; and Gordon Murray from South Portland, Maine.

Sidewater will continue at Central Connecticut State University, where he has spent five years studying construction management. He hopes to graduate next spring. He also works full time as a project coordinator for Engineered Building Products, located in Bloomfield, Conn.

Pelissier will be a junior in the five-year Architectural Engineering Program at Norwich University this fall. She also works at Apollo Steel, LLC, located in Jaffrey, N.H., where she assists with detailing and part specifications for Apollo Steel’s fabrication shop.

Murray is pursuing a degree in structural engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has worked as a project management intern with Consigli Construction and as a rough estimator for American Aerial Services.

The SFNE scholarship was funded by member donations from Accufab Iron Works; Capone Iron, Inc.; D. Cronin’s Welding Service; Giza Steel; Rens Welding & Fabricating; S.L. Chasse Steel; and The Steel Supply Company.

Scholarship recipients must have been accepted to, or currently attending, a technical school or two- or four-year degree college program, or participating in a graduate degree program for civil engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, structural engineering, welding technology or construction management programs.