EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology has received a $5,000 donation from The Grainger Foundation to fund student scholarships.
“This grant will allow NEIT to offer scholarship opportunities for eligible students in our Associate of Science degree program in Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Heating and Gas Technology,” said Robert R. Theroux, vice president of finance and business administration for New England Tech. “Because of the generosity of The Grainger Foundation, together we can assist those students who may be experiencing financial challenges in completing their college education.”
The Grainger Foundation – an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Ill. – was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, who also founded W.W. Grainger Inc., a supplier of HVAC, electrical, lighting and similar products.
Jim Crowley, branch manager of W.W. Grainger Inc.’s Warwick location, presented the $5,000 donation.
“We recognize the important role that technical colleges like NEIT play in providing training that helps students meet the increasing technical demands of today’s workplace,” said Crowley.