We are proud to announce George Gantert as the winner of the 2012 Allied Wire & Cable Scholarship. This is the second year of the Allied Wire & Cable Scholarship Program, open to college-bound children of Allied employees who have been with the company for at least three years.

As a family-owned and operated company, Allied is always looking for ways to celebrate the family values at the core of its business. This means putting people first and taking care of the “Allied family:” the dedicated people who have worked hard to make Allied Wire & Cable what it is today.

Last year, the first Allied Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Rayner, son of PA Warehouse Associate, Ron Rayner. Matthew is now a sophomore at Penn State. Allied is proud to have students like Matthew and George helping to build a great Allied Scholarship tradition.

Students are eligible to apply for the scholarship during their senior year of high school. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and submit an application packet, along with an essay describing why they should be considered for the scholarship.

This year, George Gantert, son of Allied Wire & Cable Account Representative, Holly Gantert, is the recipient of the $10,000 scholarship, payable over the course of his college career. Of winning the scholarship, George says, “It means a lot to me as it relieves the heavy burden of tuition…My mom told me (I won) and we both had the biggest smiles on our faces. It was a great moment.”

George, a graduate of Pottsgrove High School, will begin at Montgomery County Community College, but intends to transfer to Temple University once he completes his core courses. He would like to major in Marketing or Actuary Science, and hopes to gain experience by completing an internship.

George’s mother, Holly Gantert, says, “Although I would be proud of him receiving any scholarship, a scholarship from Allied means more…I’m proud that they can offer this help to our kids. Allied has helped me out over the years and I’m so grateful that they’re now helping out my son.”

To learn more about the Allied Scholarship and George’s story, read the full press release.

Everyone here at Allied wishes George the best in college! We can’t wait to see all you accomplish!