Grainger awarded a Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship to North Lake College student Margaret Braswell.

The wholesaler is a local distributor of facilities maintenance supplies.

“We believe one of the best ways to invest in the future of the Dallas-Fort Worth area is to help dedicated students like Margaret Braswell realize their educational goals,” said Joe Seagraves, district branch services manager for Grainger. “We are proud to continue our tradition of supporting the industrial trades by partnering with North Lake College on our Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program.”

Braswell, a Roanoke, Texas, resident who is studying construction management and construction technology at the college, was nominated by the school’s faculty to receive the honor. Braswell, whose instructors describe her as a top scholastic achiever who has demonstrated leadership potential, is entering the second year of the school’s construction program.

Braswell will receive a $2,000 scholarship for the upcoming school year. After graduation, she will receive a tool kit from Grainger to help support her in her future career.

North Lake College has a history of providing industry-driven training for construction workers in North Texas. Courses provide the technical knowledge and hands-on skills students need to find career opportunities in the residential, commercial and industrial construction industry.

“I’ve worked hard to be the best in my class,” said Braswell. “The construction industry is always evolving with the emergence of new technology. I’m excited about the prospect of embarking on a career path that has so much potential and am grateful to Grainger for investing in my future by awarding me this scholarship. Starting out as a single mother trying to provide a better life for my young daughter, it’s been challenging working and attending school full-time, but the unexpected rewards have been well worth the time I’ve invested in learning the construction trade.”

Grainger currently operates eight facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has plans to add three more locations.