Robert R. Theroux, vice president of finance and business administration at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that The Grainger Foundation donated a $10,000 scholarship to NEIT in support of its mission to provide students with a cutting edge, hands-on technical education combined with an integrated liberal arts core. The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Ill., was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
This donation was recommended by Jim Crowley, branch manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc. of Warwick, R.I. Grainger has been a part of the Warwick business community for more than 30 years as the leading broad line supplier of HVAC, electrical, lighting, tools and other products. For many years, W.W. Grainger has recognized the important role that technical colleges like New England Tech play in providing training that helps students meet the increasing technical demands of today’s workplace.
“This grant will allow New England Tech to offer scholarship opportunities for eligible students in our Associate in Science degree program in Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Heating and Gas Technology,” said Theroux. “Because of the generosity of The Grainger Foundation, together we can assist those students who may not have the opportunity to obtain a college education due to economic challenges.”
Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in over 30 Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degree programs. NEIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Visit www.neit.edu or follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.