Greenville Technical College students Melissa Giles and Santino Longobardi were selected to receive a $1,000 Bosch Rexroth Endowed Scholarship.
While majoring in construction engineering technology, Giles has worked at LS3P, a multidisciplinary firm offering architecture, interiors and planning services. She will graduate in December, and upon receiving her degree she plans to continue with the firm.
“Deciding to return to college at the age of 25 was not an easy decision nor an easy task,” said Giles. “However, for the past six semesters at Greenville Tech, I have given all my efforts to my courses, and due to that, I have maintained a 4.0 GPA my entire time. Awards like this are showing me that hard works pays off.”
Longobardi is enrolled in the bachelor in applied science program in advanced manufacturing technology and plans to graduate in spring 2022. While attending college, he plans to gain hands-on experience by working for a manufacturer through a scholars program, which provides part-time employment and scholarships while creating a pipeline of skilled employees for the industry partner.
Giles and Longobardi are the second-year recipients of this scholarship, which was established through the Greenville Tech Foundation in November 2018 to honor retired Bosch Rexroth employees Kenneth Hank and Thomas C. Frankenfield. Hank was formerly executive vice president of sales for mobile applications and executive board member of Bosch Rexroth Corporation, and Frankenfield was former vice president of distribution and sales and a pioneer in the fluid power industry.