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2017 Work Ethic Scholarship Announcement

For the last several weeks, The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has been evaluating a towering pile of applications for this year’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program. I’m happy to say the selection process is finally complete. I’m even happier to announce that we’ll be able to assist more individuals this year than ever before. Thanks to the incredible…


Ricky Gunderson – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

Ricky Gunderson WES Success Story

Ricky Grunderson grew up in the quiet town of Kane, Pennsylvania. As a kid he loved being outdoors. It didn’t matter what Ricky was doing, if he was outside, he was happy. Things changed in the 4th grade. Ricky seemed to always have a cold or flu. He lost weight, became lethargic, and appeared jaundiced….


Joshua Granda – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

Joshua Granda

Joshua Granda comes from an artistic family. They’re the kind of family that doesn’t buy gifts for each other; they make gifts for each other. His mom is a theatrical Set Designer, his brother is a Master Finish Carpenter & Cabinet Maker, and Josh writes music, makes short films, and builds whatever his mind desires….

Chad Philpot

Chad Philpot – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

18 year-old Chad Philpot lives in the small town of Amelia, Virginia. How small a town? Two traffic lights small. “Everybody knows everybody, so you really can’t get into too much trouble.” And Chad didn’t. Every summer he worked on a farm fixing equipment. Chad found great accomplishment in repairing feed lines, fans and heaters…


Kristen Blue – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

Kristen Blue - Success Story

Kristen Blue has always loved airplanes – a lot. She had flown in big commercial airliners but was really fascinated by small Cessna planes. At age 12 Kristen learned of the Civil Air Patrol, or CAP. CAP is a civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. They have a cadet program that focuses on…


Casey Lellock – mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship

Casey Lellock - 2

Casey Lellock grew up in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania less than a mile away from Gobbler’s Knob – home to the most famous groundhog in America, Punxsutawney Phil. It’s a town of less than 6,000 residents and Casey has always liked the small town charm. “I know just about everybody in town,” he told me. Casey is…