Neighborly® Announces Women in the Trades Scholarship Fall 2019 Recipients

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  • $59,000 in WITT scholarships awarded to-date
  • WITT Scholarship Program continues to advance education and career opportunities for women in the service trades across North America

WACO, Texas (August 19, 2019) – Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has announced the Fall 2019 semester recipients of the company’s Women in the Trades (“WITT”) Scholarship. These latest recipients were each awarded with a $1,500 scholarship that will go toward the pursuit of a degree from an accredited technical or trade school for future service professionals.

Launched in 2012 by Neighborly Brand Ambassador Dina Dwyer-Owens, Neighborly’s WITT scholarship program has awarded more than $59,000 in collective scholarship funds to a total of 48 female recipients to-date.

“Every semester, I am amazed by the passion these applicants have for pursuing careers in their chosen service trades, and the scholarship recipients for the fall 2019 semester were especially noteworthy in this regard,“ said Dwyer-Owens, who also sits on the Neighborly Board. “Year after year, our scholarship recipients go on to grow into expert leaders in their respective fields, and I look forward to seeing how this semester’s three recipients apply their scholarships toward their own undoubtedly bright futures.”

Fall 2019 recipients include: Eshe Vicario-Robinson, Kitchener, Ontario, pursuing a career in plumbing; Robin Kendziorski, Hazel Park, Michigan, pursuing a career in HVACR technology; and Alyssa Bruer, Wantage, New Jersey, pursuing a career in horticulture.

The WITT scholarship is designed to provide financial support to further the technical education of women 18 and older through funding that covers tuition, books and/or related fees. Funds can be applied to an accredited trade or technical institution or certification program in the United States or Canada for specialties including: HVAC, plumbing, electrical repair, glass repair and replacement, appliance repair, fire and flood restoration, painting, landscaping, residential cleaning or handyman services.

Candidates are evaluated based upon financial need, previous work experience and their passion for their chosen industry.

For more information or to apply for a WITT scholarship, visit: or email [email protected].

About Neighborly:

Neighborly is a holding company of 22 service brands, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers' homes and properties. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 14 service categories at in the United States and in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at

For more information, contact:

August Anderson, BizCom Associates

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