Horch Roofing Scholarships Invest in Midcoast Students Pursuing Trades Careers

By Horch Roofing | Jun 20, 2019
Courtesy of: Horch Roofing President Peter Horch and Justin Secotte stand outside Horch Roofing’s office as he receives his scholarship check.

Horch Roofing is excited to announce the recipients of four scholarships in 2019 totaling $3,500.

“We believe it is important to encourage young men and women to study and seize opportunities for great careers within the trades,” says Horch Roofing owner and President, Peter Horch. “There are thousands of trade jobs that go unfilled because there are not enough skilled laborers, and those with a trades education can get into great careers with earning opportunities very quickly.”

Horch Roofing recently awarded two direct scholarships through their Trade School Scholarship Program for 2019.

Justin Secotte of Lincolnville received a $1,000 scholarship. He will study mechanical and electrical engineering at the University of Maine at Orono.

Matthew Scott of Mount Vernon received a $1,000 scholarship. He will study precision machining at Central Maine Community College.

The two young men also received monogrammed Carhartt jackets with the Horch Roofing logo, similar to what the Horch Roofing crew wears in the winter.

In addition to the direct scholarships, Horch Roofing also gives two scholarships through the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland, Maine.

Alexis Cutliffe of Rockport received a $500 scholarship. She will study nursing at Simmons University.

Ashley Curtis of Hope received a $1,000 scholarship. She will study automotive collision repair at Northern Maine Community College.

Horch Roofing was founded in 2003 with two full-time employees working out of Peter Horch’s home. Today, the company employs 42 year-round employees. “I am honored and humbled that Horch Roofing has grown so much that I can now ‘pay it forward’ to the community,” says Horch, who attended Waldo County Technical Center in high school prior to starting his business. “I want local young people to feel encouraged in their pursuit of a trade career. These scholarships are just a small way for Horch Roofing to show that we support their career goals and their future.”

The trades scholarship is open once again. Applicants have until May 1, 2020, to apply on the Horch Roofing website.

See other ways Horch Roofing gives back to the community through its Responsible Giving Program.

 

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