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Winners of the 2022 Scholarships!

Colin Patten
Son of Lucas Patten
Grandson of Russell Patten


Colin will be attending Northwest State Community College to study in their Industrial Electrical Program. While in high school, Colin was a two sport athlete, being a member of the golf and basketball teams. He was also a member of FFA and OARS.

Jonathan Neace
Son of Heather Neace


Jonathan will be attending Grand Valley State University to study Mechanical Engineering and pursue a career in the automotive industry.

In high school, Jonathan was a member of the Michigan Elite men’s volleyball team while also spending 5 – 10 hours a week coaching their youth programs.

Martin V. Alonzo
Former CEO Chase Industries

Scholarships Available!

The Martin V. Alonzo Foundation is offering a $3,200 annual scholarship for Wieland Chase employee’s children for college bound students.  In addition, Wieland Chase offers a $3,000 annual scholarship to those students pursuing a trade education at Northwest State Community College.  Each scholarship provides annual tuition up to four years for full-time students in school, as long as they meet eligibility requirements.  

The list of eligible NWSCC trade programs is provided with the attached link.

 

Martin graduated from Brooklyn Tech High School and received a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting, cum laude, and an MBA in finance and investments from Baruch College. He spent most of his career in the metals industry.

Martin held several executive positions at AMAX Inc.(1968-1987). He rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Martin also served as a director of Alumax Inc. from 1974-1987.

His true passion was realized with Wieland Chase. Martin served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer between 1990-2002. Remembered for his wisdom and true passion for his work and colleagues, Martin oversaw and was responsible for several large-scale projects during his tenure (ISO 9002 certification and Project 400).

Chase employees described Martin as the type of leader that would spend as much time on the plant floor as in the office. He truly had a sincere interest in every single employee. Martin was incredibly sharp and astute and had a strong caring heart behind it all.

This scholarship program reflects Martin’s passion for education and his belief that everyone should strive to maximize their potential.

College Bound Requirements:

High School Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better and Scholarship Application

Three personal recommendations – two from your school and one from a person not related to you

Up to $1,500 of the student’s tuition will be paid each semester

Ongoing College Grade Point Average of 3.2 or better to maintain scholarship

Children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of Wieland Chase employees may apply*

Application Deadline: March 31st

*Preference will be given to children of employees.

Benefits of choosing a College Career:

Here at Wieland Chase our college graduates work in marketing, sales, engineering, and accounting roles to keep our company going.

  • Internship Experience
  • Strong Career Network
  • High Income Potential
  • Personal Development
  • Base for Additional Degrees

Trade School Requirements:

High School Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better and Scholarship Application

Three personal recommendations – two from your school and one from a person not related to you

Up to $1,500 of the student’s tuition will be paid each semester

Ongoing Trade School Grade Point Average of 2.75 or better to maintain scholarship

Children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of Wieland Chase employees may apply*

Application Deadline: March 31st

*Preference will be given to children of employees.

Benefits of choosing a Trade Career:

Here at Wieland Chase our trade employee ratio is slightly over 2 to 1, trade graduates compared to college graduates.

  • Immediate Experience
  • Reasonable Tuition or Sponsored Tuition
  • 2 Year Commitment to Gain Knowledge
  • Great Wages and High Demand
  • Incredible Lifelong Benefits

Success Stories

 
Ethan Douglass

Ethan Douglass, son of Dean Douglass (3rd Shift Udylite Operator) was one of the first recipients of the Martin V. Alonzo Scholarship in 2016.

Ethan graduated this past spring from Michigan State University and is now the herd manager of Finely Brothers / 5K Cattle Company in Anderson, Missouri.

Ethan is in charge of managing the show cattle, as well as other tasks such as setting up cows to breed, deciding what to keep as replacements and daily health/management.

Clayton O'Neal

Clay O’Neal was a recipient of the first annual Martin Alonzo Scholarship in 2016. He graduated Kent State University in the spring of 2020 with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Marketing.

Although he worked on campus all four years, the Martin Alonzo scholarship made the cost of college much less burdensome. He is thankful for the generous opportunity Martin Alonzo and his family provided him and other students.

Currently, Clay is working in Fremont, Ohio at Terra State Community College as an Admissions Advisor. Within his current role, he works on recruitment for the college and advising first-year students. Clay plans on starting his Master’s Degree in the fall of 2021.

Martin V. Alonzo Family Foundation Scholarship Winners

2022


Jonathan Neace – Grand Valley State University

2018


Jess Youse – University of Rio Grande

2021


Tristen Bexten – University of Toledo

2017


Makayla Rizor – International Business College

Austin Wilson – Bowling Green State University

2020


Sydney Davis – University of Cincinnati

2016


Dean Douglass – Michigan State University

Clay O’Neal – Kent State University

2019


Alexa Wilson – Otterbein University

Wieland Chase Trade Scholarship Winners

2022


Colin Patten – Northwest State Community College

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