Shimco Announces Fourth Scholarship Recipient

Vraj Shah, a third-year student at McMaster University, is the latest recipient of the Shimco Scholarship.

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, January 16, 2019 – Shimco, an award-winning, world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap-management solutions has announced the latest recipient of its annual scholarship program. Vraj Shah, currently enrolled in his third year of the Honours Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, is the 2018 recipient of the Shimco Scholarship.

“I appreciate Peter’s dedication of helping students in higher education,” said Shah. “His generosity means a lot to me, as the scholarship has helped me worry a little less financially and focus more on my academics.”

The unique program Shah is enrolled in combines perspectives of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences with the Commercial aspect to expose students to the realm of biotechnology, and the drug discovery process.

With an outstanding cumulative grade point average of 3.99 out of 4, Shah is also currently working in the Yu Lu Lab in Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University as an undergraduate researcher.

Awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering at McMaster University since 2015, the Shimco Scholarship recognizes a student demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, and who emulates the core values of Shimco: honesty, integrity, respect and cooperation.

Carmen Bracho, a Mechanical Engineering and Management student was the 2015 and 2016 beneficiary of the Shimco Scholarship. Katie Chiasson, a Mathematics and Statistics student was the 2017 recipient.

Peter Voss, President and CEO of Shimco welcomed Vraj Shah and Kris Gadjanski, Senior Development Officer of McMaster University to Shimco’s headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario last month for a company introduction and tour of the manufacturing facility.

“I really enjoyed meeting Vraj, who is clearly a driven individual with his exceptional academics, involvement as an undergraduate researcher, and a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House. It is truly a pleasure supporting these inspirational students with the Shimco scholarship program.”

About Shimco

Shimco is an award-winning, world-leader in the manufacture of high-precision standard and custom aerospace-grade shims, shim materials, precision machined parts, specialized coatings for high-wear applications and wireless sensors for the DPHM market space. Serving the OEM, Tier 1 and MRO aerospace, space and defense markets, Shimco is the #1 aerospace gap management solutions supplier in Canada and Latin America, and a majority of the world’s aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers buy from Shimco.

Our commitment to quality, on-time delivery, lean manufacturing, our employees, customer support, the environment, ethical business practices and financial strength is unparalleled. Shimco is AS9100D certified and Canadian Controlled Goods registered (ITAR compliant).

Canadian Headquarters are in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario.

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