Chief Industries is pleased to be able to announce the winners of the 2022 Chief Foundation, Inc. Scholarship and the 2022 Valley Vending Scholarship. Since 2012, the Chief Foundation, Inc. Scholarship has provided financial assistance to a graduating high school senior whose parent/legal guardian works full time for Chief Industries. The scholarship is a financial tool toward college completion; the student must have the motivation and work ethic to successfully complete a post-secondary education. This is a $30,000.00 scholarship that is issued for $3,750.00 per semester for up to eight semesters.

Grace Jackson has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Chief Foundation, Inc. Scholarship. Grace attends Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield, Indiana. Her dad, Ryan Jackson, is the health and safety coordinator at the Chief Buildings plant in Rensselaer, Indiana. Grace plans to attend Ball State University to pursue a degree in atmospheric sciences. She plans to one day have a career in meteorology and climatology.

Grace will graduate high school with 18 college credits. Her teachers describe her as a hard-working, self-reliant student with a kind and calming nature. Grace exemplifies the type of student that The Chief Foundation Scholarship committee seeks for this annual award.

Grace Jackson

Valley Vending Services is a partner with Chief Industries since 2011 and awards a graduating high school senior a $1,000 college scholarship to attend a Nebraska institution of higher learning. The scholarship is awarded to the candidate who best exemplifies achievement and leadership.

Stacey Nguyen has been awarded the 2022 Valley Vending Service Chief Industries, Inc. Scholarship. Stacey is currently a senior at Grand Island Senior High School. She plans to attend The University of Nebraska in Lincoln this fall where she will pursue a career in marketing. Her ultimate goal is to become a marketing manager for a large company. Stacey’s dad, Cuong Nguyen, is a CNC machine operator for Chief Buildings in Grand Island.

Stacey Nguyen

“The scholarship recipients exemplify hard work, determination, and leadership accomplishments. It is really gratifying to invest in the futures of these promising students who will continue to build upon the growth of our communities and industries,” said DJ Eihusen, CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board.