Bob Gana was an accomplished welder and machinist. Through hard work and a dedication to continuous learning, Bob built a successful career doing work he really enjoyed. He travelled the world with his job at General Electric, sharing stories about his experiences in power plants in and outside the United States. The Bob Gana Memorial Scholarship was created to inspire others that are interested in further developing their talents in welding, machining or similar trades.
Bob's wife and 2 daughters miss him immensely after his sudden death in December, 2022 due to complications from diabetes. To celebrate Bob's memory, this scholarship was created in his honor. Bob was a proud member of many unions throughout his career.
Anyone that is pursuing a post high school education at a trade school can apply for this scholarship. Preference given to children of current or retired union members.
To apply, submit a 400-600 word essay OR a short video telling us why you would like to attend a trade school.