May 03, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS—ECMC Group, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit focused on helping students succeed, announced today the winners of the Sue and Chip McSherry Scholarship. The scholarship, which has provided funding to eight students including these recipients since 2019, supports students at Totino-Grace High School who are pursuing career and technical education as their postsecondary education path.
This year’s recipients are seniors Mac Bouwman and Beck Marchiniak, who will each receive $2,500 for their chosen program.
Bouwman plans to pursue a program in welding at Hennepin Technical College—a field that is attractive to him given the nationwide shortage of welders. He also appreciates the ability to learn hands-on after working on his family farm.
Marchiniak plans to study automotive service technology at Dunwoody College. His passion for cars and the desire to understand how they work, as well as the potential to one day operate his own business, drew him to the field.
The Sue and Chip McSherry Scholarship was developed by ECMC Group in memory of Sue McSherry, a long-time employee of the organization. Her husband, Chip, continues to support the ECMC Group mission of helping students succeed from his leadership role with the company. Funding for the scholarship was made possible by ECMC Foundation.
The McSherrys are lifelong supporters of Totino-Grace and believe every student should have the opportunity to pursue education beyond high school.
“As an organization focused both on community service and student success, this scholarship is a phenomenal way to extend our reach in our community and the legacy of Sue McSherry,” said Jeremy Wheaton, president and CEO of ECMC Group. “We look forward to seeing these hardworking learners pursue their dreams and wish them the best in their future careers.”