Ross Foundation, Inc. Awards Scholarship

Scott Thompson

Lorain County JVS student, Scott Thompson, was recently awarded the Ross Transportation Services, Inc. JVS Transportation Academy Scholarship. Thompson, from Midview, completed the two-year Industrial Equipment Mechanics Program (IEM) at the JVS. He will attend the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima where he will further his education in agricultural equipment technology.

Thompson was a member of the JVS Future Farmers of America and the Midview High School Marching Band. In addition, he is a member of the Boy Scouts and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Ross Foundation, Inc. provides this scholarship annually to a graduating senior from one of the four JVS Transportation Academy programs: Commercial Truck Technology, Industrial Equipment Technology, Auto Technology, and Collision Repair.

The scholarship was created by the Ross Foundation to recognize the importance of technical training to the transportation industry and to encourage students to pursue further education in the field.

“At Ross Transportation Services, we have found that there is a need for qualified technicians in the transportation industry. By creating the scholarship, we hope to encourage students from the JVS to continue their education and help fill this need,” said Bill Cromling, III, President of Ross Transportation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ross Foundation.

“We’re very appreciative of the support Ross Transportation gives our students,” stated IEM instructor Greg Hendricks. “Scott is one of the top students in the Transportation Academy and he will take full advantage of the opportunities this scholarship will provide him; he will do an outstanding job at Northwestern.”