WASDA Scholarship Recipients 2018

The WASDA Scholarship Fund Board of Directors proudly awards the following students with $1,000 to use toward higher education!  Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years based on maintaining a 3.0 GPA (or higher). The Recipients of the WASDA Scholarship for 2018 are listed below:

Scott Hodson, Ford Meter Box Company

Dear WASDA Scholarship Committee,

My name is Scott Hodson and I am a 2018 graduate from Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, IN. Next year I plan to study mechanical engineering at Purdue University. I graduated in the top 20 of my class of over 500, and am a two time NISCA all-American swimmer. My proudest achievements are becoming an Eagle Scout and placing fourth in the Indiana High School state swim meet in the 100 freestyle. I hope to use my interests in math and physics along with my mechanical engineering degree to pursue a career designing, testing and implementing new products and solutions.

I would like to give my upmost thanks to WADSA for selecting me for this scholarship and allowing me to pursue my lifelong dream.


Scott Hodson
Ford Meter Box Company 

Benjamin O'Nan, Star Pipe Products

Dear WASDA Scholarship Committee,

My name is Ben O’Nan and I am from Missouri City, TX. I graduated from Ridge Point High School in 2018 as Magna Cum Laude and I was a participant of the National Honor Society as well as the Captain of the Varsity swimming team my senior year. I have been swimming for upwards of 13 years and it has taught me very valuable lesson about perseverance and teamwork. I am also a member of the Boy Scouts of America, and I received my Eagle Scout award last September. My experiences in Scouts have helped me develop my leadership skills immensely.

I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin this fall and will be majoring in Architectural Engineering. I plan on looking for internships the upcoming summers.

Thank you so much to the WASDA Board of Directors for this generous scholarship, it will go a long way to contributing to the cost of college.


Ben O’Nan
Star Pipe Products

Elysse Rogers, Trumbull Industries

Hello, my name is Elysse Rogers. On June 8, 2018, I graduated from Sharpsville High School in Pennsylvania. In high school, I enjoyed challenging myself inside and outside the classroom. Over the course of my high school career, I have taken 8 total AP and college level courses while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 4.2. I also participated in band, Thespian Club, and other organizations. I was the president of our LEAD Team, vice president of National Honor Society, vice president of Thespian Club, and the drum major of our high school marching band. I also served my community through my church and through clubs like Natural Helpers, LEAD Team, and National Honor Society. During my senior year, I was given the opportunity to shadow teachers in various special education classrooms in the district, but my favorite was working with the students in our autistic support classroom. This experience has inspired my decision to pursue a career in occupational therapy. I will be enrolling in a 3+3 program at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in which I will do 3 years of undergraduate work, majoring in psychology, and 3 years of graduate work, finishing with a doctorate in occupational therapy. After this, I intend to gain employment working with children with autism and other special needs in this setting. Your support of my education is greatly appreciated, and I would like to thank the scholarship committee for their consideration and generosity. 

Madison Seigworth, Core & Main

Dear WASDA Scholarship Committee –

My name is Madison Seigworth. I just graduated from Hamilton High School in Chandler, AZ with a 4.2 GPA, High Honors and as an AP Scholar. I was involved in National Honor Society and was a four year Varsity Softball Player. I was fortunate to be the winning pitcher for our high school’s first and second State Championship Titles and to be named to the All-Arizona Softball Team. This fall I will attend Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana as a student-athlete playing for their softball team. I have wanted to attend Butler ever since I visited the campus for the first time at 8 years old. I plan on studying Business Management at Butler’s Lacy School of Business in the Honors Program. I am very excited to continue my education and would like to thank WASDA for selecting me to receive this generous scholarship, which will assist me in reaching my dreams and goals.

Madison Seigworth
Core & Main