ASCENT Scholarships, Funded by Intel Corporation, Awarded to Belmont College Students

Industrial Electronics recipients (left) and HVAC recipients (right)

St. Clairsville, OH (October 25, 2023) – Belmont College is pleased to announce the Appalachian Semiconductor Education and Technical (ASCENT) Ecosystem has awarded scholarships to 11 students enrolled in the Industrial Electronics and HVAC programs.

Industrial Electronic student recipients:

  • Brandon Mamie—Bellaire, OH
  • Derek Garrison—Industrial Electronics—Belmont, OH
  • Reid Wiley – Moundsville, WV

HVAC student recipients:

  • Anthony Cizmadia—Quaker City, OH
  • Jonah Huffman— Sardis, OH
  • J. Helms Jr.— Jacobsburg, OH
  • Sawyer Moore—Bethesda, OH
  • Devin Norris—Wheeling, WV
  • Izak Wiley—Moundsville, WV
  • Michael Yarish—Dillonvale, OH
  • Daniel Zwack—St. Clairsville, OH

These scholarships are part of a $3 million grant awarded by the Intel Corporation to support ASCENT, a program that will create an inclusive workforce training program to cultivate the next generation of skilled technical professionals for Ohio’s emerging semiconductor industry.

“The Intel grant provides up to $400,000 in scholarships to the ASCENT partnership group each year for the next three years to identify STEM programs at Belmont College and ASCENT partner institutions,” said Ed Mowrer, Belmont College Energy Institute Manager.

Through ASCENT, Ohio University serves as the lead institution and has partnered with Belmont College, Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools, Hocking College, Marietta College, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Shawnee State University, Tri-County Career Center, Zane State College, Ohio University’s regional campuses including Athens, Chillicothe, Eastern, Lancaster, Southern, and Zanesville.

Intel’s Semiconductor Education and Research Program for Ohio was announced in March 2022 as part of the company’s pledge to invest $100 million in education and research collaborations with universities, community colleges and technical educators in Ohio and across the U.S. The program is designed to help build a pipeline of talent and bolster research programs. Of its $100 million investment, Intel designated $50 million specifically to Ohio colleges and universities.

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