The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation awarded a total of $18,000 to seven scholarship winners.

The PHCC Foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas and the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts funded the scholarships.

Fifteen additional students will receive 2011 scholarships, thanks to over $37,000 in funding provided by A.O. Smith, Bradford White Water Heaters, Delta Faucet Co. and Ridgid Tool Co. The winners of these awards will be announced at a later date.

Dominic Goyette of Grand Blanc, Mich., was awarded the 2011 Charles F. Hiley Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 award funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation. Goyette will be attending Virginia Polytechnical University, pursuing a four-year degree in industrial design. He was sponsored by PHCC member Cherie Parks of Goyette Mechanical Co.

Spencer Alexander of Dayton, N.J., was awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation and the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association. He will be attending Middlesex County Community College, pursuing a two-year degree in business management. He was sponsored by PHCC member Michael Dolan of Jack Dolan & Sons Inc.

A $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Jose Coronado of San Diego by the PHCC Educational Foundation. Coronado is working full-time for PHCC member Sun West Plumbing, and is enrolled in the San Diego PHCC Plumbing Apprentice Program. He was sponsored by PHCC member Hedda Evans of Sun West Plumbing.

Joseph Nuttle of East Aurora, N.Y., has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation. Nuttle will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology, pursuing a five-year degree in mechanical engineering. He was sponsored by PHCC member John Nuttle of Numarco Inc.

Jesse T. Horn of Paoli, Pa., has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation. Jesse will be attending Stevenson University, pursuing a four-year degree in business administration. He was sponsored by PHCC member William Henderson of William Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.

Jacob Hollub of Deer Park, Texas, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas and the PHCC Educational Foundation. Hollub is currently attending Texas Lutheran University, pursuing a four-year degree in mechanical engineering. He was sponsored by PHCC member Jo Rae Wagner of CTO Inc.

Douglas Bent of Marshfield, Mass., was awarded a $1,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts. Bent will be attending Boston College to pursue a four-year degree in biology. He was sponsored by PHCC National Auxiliary member Nancy Shine of J.F. Shine Mechanical Inc.