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Memorial Scholarship Fund Launched for Northwest Diesel Technology Students

Pacific Power Group scholarship to aid students in memory of treasured employee

Pacific Power Group, a leading provider of engine and power system solutions, is launching the Dave “Diesel Dog” Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund for Northwest technical trade students in honor of dedicated longtime employee Dave Miller, Sr., who recently passed away unexpectedly.

Miller, a devoted leader at Pacific Power Group’s Kent, Wash., branch for more than ten years, was a passionate mechanic who went by the nickname “Diesel Dog.” He was known for his dedication to mentoring newer members of the team and could often be found working alongside them, showing them the ropes and imparting his wit and wisdom.

In his memory, Pacific Power Group is launching a memorial scholarship fund for Pacific Northwest students interested in a diesel technology trade career. The scholarship fund will aid students who have shown a passion for a career in a diesel technology-related trade, as there are few scholarships available for these in-demand vocational careers.

“Dave was a teacher who made sure that those around him not only knew what they were doing, but also the significance of getting it right. He relished the toughest challenges and called upon his broad knowledge of diesel engines and vast array of technical abilities to solve problems and teach others in turn,” said Bill Mossey, vice president at Pacific Power Group. “This scholarship fund honors Dave’s life and the impact he had on so many people in our industry by supporting the next generation of students as they launch their careers.”

Up to three students per semester will be awarded individual scholarships ranging from $1,500 – $2,500. Applicants must be enrolled or have applied for admission to a technical trade program located in Oregon or Washington, demonstrate a passion for their chosen career path and be a high school graduate or hold a GED.  Interested students apply here.