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Local High School Seniors Encouraged to Submit Application Before Jan. 18, 2013

HOUSTON (Oct. 15, 2012) – Cat Lift Trucks, a leading provider of quality and reliable lift trucks, has officially announced its call for applications for Cat Lift Trucks ninth annual scholarship program awarding a Houston-area high school senior with a $5,000 scholarship toward his or her higher education pursuit in Texas. To date, the program has awarded $73,000 to deserving high school seniors pursuing a degree in engineering or a business-related field at an accredited college, university or technical school in the state of Texas.

“The Cat Lift Trucks Scholarship program is a rewarding way to enrich our community here in Houston and emphasize the value of higher education,” said Kent Eudy, vice president of sales and marketing at Cat Lift Trucks. “The cost of higher education continues to increase, and we are honored to be able to assist a student from the local area to realize their goal of attending college.”

Applicants will be graded on academics, leadership and community involvement. These elements, along with two narrative essays, will be weighted equally in deciding on finalists.

The scholarship recipient will be formally awarded the scholarship funds during a reception in spring 2013 in the Cat Lift Trucks suite at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where the company will serve as the Official Lift Truck Provider for the ninth consecutive year.

The Cat Lift Trucks 2012 scholarship recipient was Jessica Sheely, who is studying business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Scholarship Details:


Cat Lift Trucks, headquartered in Houston, is a leading manufacturer of quality and reliable lift trucks dedicated to providing excellent customer service.


Cat Lift Trucks will award a Houston-area high school senior with a $5,000 scholarship for higher education pursuits. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university or technical school within the state of Texas and major in engineering or a business-related field.

Students from public and/or private schools within Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties are eligible to apply. Recipients will be chosen based on academic record, leadership, honors, narrative responses and participation in school and community activities.


Deadline – applications must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. This year’s scholarship recipients will be honored at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo® in spring 2013.

Applicants can stay informed of updates to the scholarship decision process by becoming a fan of Cat Lift Trucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catlifttrucks.


Application forms and scholarship requirements can be downloaded at www.cat-lift.com or picked up at the local Houston Cat® lift truck dealer, Adobe Equipment Inc.’s five Houston locations:

7607 Wallisville Rd.
(713) 675-1552
13240 Hempstead Rd. #220
(713) 460-1232
4803 Cripple Creek Dr.
(713) 947-7900
5333 Werner St.
(713) 697-3033
15534 West Hardy Rd. #155
(713) 395-2950

For a link directly to the application: Scholarship Application


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Cat Lift Trucks offers reliable lift trucks backed by industry-leading customer service and support through one of the most extensive dealer networks in North, Central and South America. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, the company is recognized for its solutions-oriented and durable line of material handling equipment for commercial and industrial applications. Cat® lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. For more information, please visit Cat Lift Trucks, Cat Lift Trucks on Facebook, Cat Lift Trucks on Twitter, Cat Lift Trucks on Youtube.




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