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Student receives national scholarship

22 October 2014

With high goals of going to college and becoming a power lineman, Zach Reimer applied for and received the national MikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship.

Reimer, a freshman at Pratt Community College, made a video about why he wanted the scholarship and filled out an online application. Along with doing that, Reimer said he also had to be majoring in a technical program to qualify.

In August Reimer found out that he was a finalist for the scholarship and found out he won the $8,200 scholarship in September.

“I was surprised,” he said. “I like that I don’t have to rely on my parents so much now.”

Reimer said along with his scholarship from the school, the scholarship was enough to pay for his schooling.

Reimer is hoping to graduate with a degree in Electrical Powerlineman Technology and then get an apprenticeship in western Kansas, so he can be close Garden City, which is where he grew up.

“I decided I wanted to become a lineman because I like working outdoors and electricity interested me,” he said.
Reimer said he made the right decision by coming to PCC for the electrical program because the teachers in the program are geared towards teaching what the students will need to know in the field and that he really enjoys the school.

“It’s a great campus and the people are all very friendly,” he said.

Reimer said he will reapply for the MikeroweWORKS Foundation Worth Ethic Scholarship again next year.
In Reimer’s free time he likes to work on 4-wheelers and ride them.

To see the video he made for the scholarship you can click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD9eprUMLL4