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The Marvin's Garage Doors Scholarship in honor of Marvin Brown

Up to $1,000 for a 2022 graduating senior from Forbush High School seeking a degree or certificate related to a career in electronics, welding or construction; the student may be enrolled either full-time or part-time and demonstrate good character and ambition.

Through the Shallow Ford Foundation, the company has set up a new occupational training scholarship of $1,000 in honor of its founder, Marvin Brown. The scholarship is focused on training for careers in the trades such as electronics, construction, or welding. Current owner and grandson, Allen Davis says, “Today, having a trade or skill that you can do with your hands is something that can’t be taken away from you. And there are plenty of jobs available to go to work immediately after training and without debt.” He shared the recent example of lead garage door technicians. With welding and electrical certificates and training, lead technicians can make between $50,000 - $70,000 per year. Allen is so grateful for his grandparent’s vision, the values, and the opportunities that have passed down from generation to generation. Four generations schooled in Yadkin County. Lloyd, Kathy, Allen, Chandra, and Carson all graduated from Forbush High School (Lloyd in the 2nd graduating class in 1969). A scholarship seemed the perfect way to honor Marvin and give back to the community that has supported and encouraged their families for more than 100 years. When Allen was asked his advice to young people today, he said “Set your goals high. Don’t quit. Anybody can quit. Faith in the Lord is instrumental in life. Honor the Lord in whatever you do and the Lord will honor it and bless it.” And the new scholarship is one more blessing – a door of opportunity from Marvin’s Garage Doors.

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April 25, 2022