HOUSTON (May 14, 2020) – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the supplier of Cat® forklifts to the United States, Canada and Mexico, today announced that it has awarded its 16th scholarship to Annual Studies for Cat Forklifts at Alief Independent School District (ISD) High School student, Sherrod Session. The $ 5,000 scholarship will go towards his pursuit of graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Sherrod Session will graduate from Taylor High School in May 2020. Excelling in both academic and extracurricular activities during his high school career, Sherrod has demonstrated his passion for debate by being the captain of his debate team during the course. the last 2 years. He also puts community first through his commitment to the Houston Youth Council of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
“It is important to inspire and motivate the next generation, like Sherrod, to continue with their education and acquire the skills necessary to succeed,” said John Sneddon, vice president of sales and marketing at MCFA. “As the 16th year to host our annual Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program, we continue to be impressed with the accomplishments of our applicants. We are pleased to present this award to Sherrod Session for his many accomplishments and contributions to our local community. “
In college, Sherrod plans to study entrepreneurship and focuses on giving back to his community as well as setting an example for future leaders. When asked why he chose to study business, he explained: “Promoting entrepreneurship is the key to upward mobility”.
This year Sherrod had the opportunity to nominate an educator who had an impact on him and his decision to continue his education. Sherrod chose his debate coach, Adesuwa Omoruyi, who encouraged him to aim for success not only in his debate efforts, but in all aspects of his life.
The Cat Lift Trucks Scholarship Program aims to support enthusiastic future leaders who wish to contribute to the growth of the material handling industry. Each year, the recipient is chosen based on their academic performance, commitment to community service, demonstration of leadership abilities, and financial need. The Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program has awarded more than $ 130,000 in educational assistance to students in the Houston area.
To learn more about the Cat Lift Trucks annual program, click here.
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