Nine students were awarded a total of $24,000 in scholarships thanks to the PHCC Educational Foundation.

The scholarships were funded by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, F.A. Williams Inc., the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas and the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts.

Tim Rascher of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., was awarded the 2012 Charles F. Hiley Memorial Scholarship — a $4,000 award funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation and the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association. Rascher will be attending the University of Wisconsin Stout to pursue a degree in construction management.

Cole Andrews of Brooksville, Maine, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Past National Officers. Cole will be attending Eastern Maine Community College for an associate’s degree in refrigeration, air-conditioning and heating technology.

Michael Avig of Lincoln, Neb., has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation. Avig is enrolled at Southeast Community College in its HVACR program.

Travis Callahan of Manassas, Va., was also awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation. Callahan is working full-time at PHCC member company My Plumber, and is enrolled in the Fairfax County, Va., plumbing and HVAC adult education program.

A $1,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas was awarded to Alexis Freund of Boerne, Texas. Freund is enrolled at Texas State University to pursue a degree in mathematics.

Hunter Hurst of Acworth, Ga., was awarded a $3,000 scholarship funded by the PHCC Educational Foundation. Hurst is enrolled at Kennesaw State University where he is pursuing a business-management degree.

Brian Ouellette of Arlington, Mass., was awarded a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts and the PHCC Educational Foundation. Ouellette is enrolled at Tufts University where he is studying mechanical engineering.

Nicholas Poma of Knoxville, Tenn., received a $2,500 scholarship funded by the PHCC Past National Officers. He is enrolled at the University of Tennessee pursuing a business-management degree.

A $3,000 scholarship funded by F.A. Williams Inc. went to A.J. Sgro of Broomall, Pa. The scholarship is awarded in memory of company founder Francis A. Williams. Sgro is enrolled at Bob Jones University where he is working on his mechanical engineering degree.