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Supporting NTHS Alumni Through Scholarships: Matthew Page

Tana Black 2020-09-17



One of the biggest benefits we offer our NTHS Alumni who have upgraded their memberships to Premium Alumni is the opportunity to apply for two scholarship programs we’ve created especially for them – the C. Allen Powell Alumni Scholarship, and the NTHS/GEICO Alumni Scholarship.

The application period for the C. Allen Powell Alumni Scholarship will re-open in the next few months on January 1st. But right now, NTHS Premium Alumni have the opportunity to apply for our scholarship with our partners at GEICO. This year they’re awarding a total of $8,000 in scholarships (Two $1,000 scholarships every quarter!) to our Premium Alumni members. Their generous support helps our alumni continue to build their career skills, and mitigate the cost of seeking higher education.

Could YOU be our next winner?

The deadline for the Summer NTHS/GEICO Alumni Scholarship is October 1st. If you’ve already graduated*, and you’re planning on continuing your education further, log in to upgrade your membership to Premium Alumni, and apply today!

And while you’re in there, make sure you’re taking full advantage of your member benefits! Our partners at GEICO offer an exclusive discount on car insurance to our Members and Premium Alumni – Plus, every quote helps support NTHS scholarships, programs, and events! And right now, GEICO is proud to offer an additional 15% credit on both renewed and new policies effective through October 7th. Get your quote, and start saving today!

Meet Matthew

Even as a child, Matthew Page loved to disassemble his toys and even small electronic devices, just so he could see how they worked on the inside. With his love for figuring out and understanding how things function, it really just made sense for him to choose a career in engineering. After high school, Matthew chose to attend at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, MD, where he’s currently beginning his second year.

Matthew is grateful for his CTE-based high school experience, where he not only got to compete (and win first place!) in a SkillsUSA competition during his sophomore year, but where he also completed an internship at Becker Morgan Group, a full service architecture, engineering, surveying, land planning, and interior design firm.

“During my time at Becker Morgan, I was so proficient in the tasks that were given to me that my mentor had a hard time finding other assignments to keep me busy.” This internship helped further his interest in a career in engineering, and Matthew is proud to have already earned his certifications in Autodesk Inventor, a computer-aided design application for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation, as well as Revit, and Fusion 360 too.

In fact, Matthew is so eager to learn and create new things that he’s also currently teaching himself leather making, as well as Blender, an open source 3D creation software program that aids in modeling, animation, simulation, rendering and more.

“[CTE] gives you an early head start in your chosen field of interest… It helps students who are not sure if they want to go straight into college or into the workforce after graduating from high school.”

In July, Matthew was named as one of the fortunate recipients of the Summer NTHS/GEICO Alumni Scholarship. He’s grateful these funds helped go toward his tuition as he continues to seek a career in engineering. “It took a lot of financial burden off of my mom.”

We’re so proud of Matthew, and happy to support him as he moves forward towards a successful, skilled, and creative career!

The NTHS/GEICO Alumni Scholarship is awarded 4 times a year, every quarter. If you’ve graduated already*, and you’re planning on continuing your education, you’re not going to want to miss your next opportunity to win!  Click here to learn more about the scholarship program, and apply today!

*NOTE: If you are a 2020 graduate, your membership benefits have been extended, and you still qualify to apply for our scholarship programs for active members. Once your year extension has expired (1 calendar year from your graduation date), you may then upgrade your membership to Premium Alumni and apply for the C. Allen Powell Alumni Scholarship and the GEICO Alumni Scholarship.