American Power Systems to award $5,000 STEM scholarship

Applications are being accepted for a $5,000 scholarship for new college students pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Davenport-based manufacturer American Power Systems Inc. (APS) has opened applications for the Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship, which is a merit- and need-based, one-time gift.

The scholarship, now in its fifth year, is named after Mr. Evans, an engineer who founded APS in 2006.

To be eligible to apply, a student must be graduating in 2022 from a school in Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, East Moline, Eldridge, Pleasant Valley or Rock Island. Also, the student must plan to attend an accredited college program in 2022 with a major or focus in a STEM discipline.

Past scholarship winners include:

  • 2018: Cole Caleo, Rock Island Alleman High School
  • 2019: Joseph Dryoel, United Township High School
  • 2020: Grace Bjustrom, North Scott High School
  • 2021: Brady O’Neil, Davenport West High School

The deadline to apply is noon Feb. 28. APS will announce the winner in May.

For more information, visit Questions may be directed to [email protected].

APS specializes in custom design and development of power conversion and distribution systems. Its products include high output alternators, custom alternator brackets and onboard DC power generators.

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