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The mikeroweWORKS Foundation Awards Tools Scholarships In 2016 for Students at AED-Affiliated Technical Schools


Trump Bathrobe Auction ~ Thanks Angela!

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For those of you with better things to do than watch a four-minute video of me thanking Angela Phillips for bidding $15,575.00 for Donald Trump’s autographed bathrobe, please take a fraction of a second to read the following sentence, written with all the genuine sincerity I can muster. Thanks, Angela. 100% of Angela’s money goes…


Aaron Wilson – from Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient to Automotive Technician

AAron Wilson for PD

Aaron Wilson received a Work Ethic Scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, and this is his story. Like most kids in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, Aaron liked Legos, but not the simple colored bricks. No, he was drawn to the gears, axle-pins, and ball-joints of the technic sets. He loved anything mechanical. Mostly because he wanted to…


Kellen Shroeder mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient suggests listen to your dad & check out a welding program

Kellen Shroeder for PD

By the time Kellen Shroeder reached the second grade he knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up – a paleontologist. He was fascinated by fossils and delighted by dinosaurs. It’s easy to understand considering where he grew up. Plattsmouth, Nebraska is rich with limestone deposits. Kellen loved to hunt for fossils…


What the Chuck…SkillsUSA Review

SkillsUSA 2016 Week in Review - What the Chuck

One year ago, I received an email from the good folks at SkillsUSA containing a link to their National Conference week in review video. I clicked the link with a mild bemusement most often associated with checking theSkillsUSA 2016 Week in Review – What the Chuck mail – could be a package from Amazon, could…


Scholarship Opportunities

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One of the most important objectives of the mrW Foundation is to continually provide opportunities for financial aid to help those qualified individuals who are interested in learning a skill and mastering a trade.  Toward that goal, we are continually creating a variety of scholarship programs with like-minded institutions and organizations. Each program has it’s own nuances but all are…