Mark "Grady" Gradeless Memorial Welding Scholarship

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Mark ”Grady” Gradeless Memorial Scholarship established – In honor of an amazing Dad, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and friend to all who knew and loved him.

Established in 2020, by his daughters Natalee Wright and Melissa Skaw, this lasting legacy for their father “Grady” will honor his life with a scholarship for the welding trade. A 1977 graduate of Columbia City Joint High School, he worked at Dana Corporation, where he tirelessly serviced machines from the age of 18 until his retirement. “Grady” was also a member of the United Auto Workers, Steelworkers Union, and could often be found in his barn fixing something or tinkering.
Eligibility:  Awarded to a high school student, graduate or returning adult. Individual must reside in Whitley County or a county immediately adjacent to Whitley County.
Criteria:Open to individuals pursuing a welding certification at Ivy Tech Community College, either as a dual credit high school student or future/current enrollee.  No age restriction.




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