“This grant will allow NEIT to offer scholarship opportunities for eligible students in our Associate in Science degree program in Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Heating and Gas Technology,” said Robert R. Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration. “Because of the generosity of The Grainger Foundation, together we can assist those students who may be experiencing financial challenges in completing their college education.”
The donation was presented by Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Warwick Rhode Island location.
Grainger has been a part of the Warwick business community for more than 30 years as the leading broad line supplier of HVAC, electrical, lighting, tools, and other products. “We recognize the important role that technical colleges like NEIT play in providing training that helps students meet the increasing technical demands of today’s workplace,” said Crowley.
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.