Tucson, AZ, November 04, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The R C Atkins/Handyman Matters Memorial Foundation will be awarding the RC Atkins/Handyman Matters Scholarship to a recipient(s) at the Handyman Matters national franchise convention held in Tucson, Arizona on February 17-19, 2011. The Foundation is looking for local Tucson students enrolled in an accredited trade school program to apply for the scholarship.
Rick and Nancy Atkins' son, "R.C.," inspired the R.C. Atkins/Handyman Matters Trade Scholarship. R.C. Atkins, a skilled arborist who worked in the maintenance and management of trees for 10 years –was the inspiration behind his father's decision to create a scholarship in his honor (R.C. passed away in 2006). According to R.C.'s father, Rick Atkins, the purpose of the scholarship is to promote and encourage education and/or formal training programs that are generally applicable to the skilled trades in the building, home improvement and construction industries. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students currently enrolled in or verifiably committed to an accredited trade school program, and who are committed to learning and practicing a skilled trade as a career objective.
Scholarships amounts which are based on applicants' financial requirements and funding available will be awarded to the candidate(s) who is/are chosen by the Selection Committee based on the information obtained in the application process. Applications must be received to the selection committee no later than December 31, 2010.
The R C Atkins /Handyman Matters Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private foundation.
To apply for the scholarship, candidates should visit www.HandymanMatters.com/RC-Atkins-Scholarship.aspx or contact:
The R.C. Atkins/Handyman Matters Memorial Foundation, Inc.
550 Oak Dr.
Lancaster, KY 40444
Toll Free: 866-548-4343
To qualify for the scholarship students will need proof of registration and/or commitment to an accredited trade school, a 300- to 500-word autobiographical essay discussing relevant experiences and how receiving the scholarship would help them reach their life and career goals, and no less than two letters of reference from professionals who have had some influence on the candidate's decision to enter their chosen field of study. The selection committee will review all applications and candidates selected to receive the scholarship will be notified and awarded at national convention in February 2011.
"It's very exciting to be a part of this wonderful program," said Handyman Matters founder and CEO Andy Bell. "We're always looking for worthy causes to align ourselves with and can't wait to see the impact the R.C. Atkins/Handyman Matters Trade Scholarship will have on the lives of its very deserving recipients."
Lakewood, Colorado-based Handyman Matters is a nationally recognized franchise concept that serves the repair, restoration and maintenance needs of both residential and business customers. Handyman Matters specializes in small- to medium-size jobs covering a wide range of "around-the-house" handyman tasks, repairs, installations and maintenance found on everyone's to-do lists. Handyman Matters has taken the traditional handyman business and created a tech-savvy handyman service that offers one-stop shopping for both consumers and businesses while providing a pricing model in which customers only pay for the time spent on their project. Handyman Matters has 120 franchisees in the U.S., Canada and Ireland. Eleven franchisees were added in 2008 and Handyman Matters expects to reach 200 franchises by the end of 2010. For more information, visit www.handymanmatters.com.