PRCC/CCAC Scholarship Endowment
Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities (PRCC) in memory of:
Janet Lauer & Mack Godfrey
PRCC Grant for Student Support:
It is the desire of the Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities in the memory of Janet Lauer and Mack Godfrey to further strengthen their partnership with the CCAC Educational Foundation through the establishment of the PRCC Scholarship for the advancement of student development in the field of clean energy/sustainability at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC).
The amount of the Scholarships will vary based on the number of recipients each year, and dependent upon the amount of available funding.
The scholarship money may be used for tuition, books and fees required of the program. Funds may be awarded for the fall, spring or summer semesters. The uses and expenditures of this fund shall be consistent with the CCAC Educational Foundation policies and procedures. The scholarship shall be administered by the department head and with input from faculty members of the CCAC Automotive Technology Department or that person’s designee.
Scholarships recipients will be selected by a committee comprised of individuals from CCAC and PRCC.”
It is the intent of PRCC to make this scholarship available for exemplary students who have demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to education. Scholarship award criteria and selection processes are as follows:
1. Student must be enrolled in program involving clean energy in some capacity. Primary consideration will be given to those enrolled in alternative fuels for transportation courses
2. Student must be full-time, and have completed their first semester at CCAC
3. Student must have a college GPA of 3.0 or better while enrolled at CCAC.
4. Student must have completed and submitted the current year FAFSA information
5. Awards will be dispersed based on the financial need of the applicant
6. Student must be able to be employed in the United States
The scholarship will be administered by the CCAC Educational Foundation in conjunction with CCAC”s Student Accounts Office.
Janet Lauer was the Director of 3 Rivers Clean Energy, an economic and workforce development initiative founded in 2006 with a mission to grow the energy industry in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Prior to this role, Ms. Lauer served for nearly eight years as Senior Vice President of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, a private nonprofit leadership organization dedicated to improving the economy and quality of life of the Pittsburgh region. She also was the Jan was the President of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities for 8 years and also was the Executive Director of the Allegheny County Conservation District.
Mack Godfrey was employed by NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas. He was an engineer who had worked in the energy field for more than 35 years and is a Certified Energy Manager. Mr. Godfrey has been involved in a number of alternative fuel projects and clean initiatives, including fueling equipment as well as vehicle fleets.
Though Mr. Godfrey’s primary work had been with CNG, he has also had exposure to other fuels, such as hydrogen and propane.
Former Vice President & Gaseous Fuels Committee Chair