Allied Wire & Cable is proud to announce Matthew Rayner as the first beneficiary of its new company-run scholarship program. Matthew is the son of Ron Rayner, a Warehouse Associate at Allied’s Headquarters in Collegeville, PA since 2008.
The scholarship program, which will run annually, is open to children of full-time AWC employees with at least three years on the job. Students are eligible to apply for the $10,000 scholarship during their senior year of high school. They must be college or university-bound and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are awarded based on both merit and financial need, and are payable over the course of the student’s college career.
Matthew Rayner, Allied’s first scholarship winner, is a freshman at Penn State Abington this year. To help cover the cost of tuition, he will be awarded a check for $2,500. As long as Rayner maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher, he will receive one check each year during his four-year college program, for a scholarship totaling $10,000.
Rayner says,“Receiving the Allied Wire Scholarship is a great accomplishment in my academic career. I appreciate Allied Wire giving me opportunity (to be) the first ever recipient of this award, and it is something that I will always appreciate.”
As a student at Roxborough High School, Rayner received honors all four years, and was a member of the school’s wrestling, cross-country, and soccer teams. He plans to study education at Penn State Abington, pursuing his dream of becoming a teacher.
His father and Allied employee, Ron Rayner says,“I would like to thank Allied Wire and Cable for making my son Matthew their first $10,000 scholarship winner. If you work hard enough in life, anything is possible. I saw that the eight times Matt went up on stage at graduation and I see that every single day. He works very hard at everything he does…to say that we are proud of what he has done would be an understatement.”
Allied is honored to have Rayner as the first recipient of its new scholarship, and looks forward to supporting more of the ambitious and talented children of Allied employees in coming years.
Tim Flynn, Allied’s CEO says,“Allied Wire & Cable has always has taken pride in helping those with needs in our community. The opportunity to help an immediate member of the Allied family achieve greatness is very rewarding. We wish Matt the very best and we know he will make us all proud.”
As a family owned and operated business, initiatives like the Allied Scholarship Program are a major part of the company’s identity, and remain very close to employees’ hearts. Everyone at Allied is anxious to see Matthew Rayner’s progress as he moves through college, and anticipates another great batch of scholarship applicants next year.
About Allied Wire & Cable, Supplier of Electrical Wire
Allied Wire & Cable (awcwire.com) is a family owned and operated wire and cable distributor and value added manufacturer. Allied services many of the largest industries in the country, including the government and the military, as well as the aerospace, automotive and telecommunications industries. Dedicated to providing the best and most personalized service possible, Allied offers customization services, including cut and strip, printing, dyeing, striping, twisting, and more, so that customers can get their wire and cable exactly the way they need it. Allied also assigns individual sales reps to customers, providing a single point of contact to guide them through the cable buying process. Headquartered in Collegeville, PA, Allied has offices in Florida, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin, along with several warehouses across the country. In November 2010, Allied opened its newest stocking facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.