First State Manufactured Housing announces scholarship winners

Ethan Tull and Bradley Collins to share award
June 18, 2013


First State Manufactured Housing Association announces two winners of the Manufactured Housing Scholarship Award for 2013. The $1,500 award will be shared between the following two deserving recipients.

Ethan Tull, a 2013 Sussex Technical High School graduate, will be entering Delaware State University this fall majoring in marketing with a minor in foreign language. At Sussex Tech, Ethan participated in the Business Professionals of America and Rachael's Challenge. He has made the honor roll and was a three-sport athlete throughout high school playing football and varsity basketball, and running cross country.

Ethan has won two sportsmanship awards for his character during these sport seasons. Ethan resides in a Colony Factory Crafted Home in Heritage Farms, Lincoln and enjoys making music and playing basketball in his free time.

Bradley Collins is a 2011 graduate of Sussex Technical High School. Coinciding with Bradley’s academic career at Sussex Tech, he also opted to pursue the construction trade. Bradley valued a lot of what he learned from participating in this trade and was further granted the opportunity to participate in the Skills USA building program for three consecutive years.

This fall he will begin his third year at the University of Delaware, dual majoring in finance and economics. At the university, he is a chapter member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and an affiliate of the Blue Hen Investment Club. In the fall he will be taking a position in the BHIC, with intentions of managing one of the nine sectors the club carries in its stock portfolio.

Bradley’s future entails graduating from the University of Delaware and continuing his education in finance to obtain his MBA and CFA. After school, Bradley hopes to start a career in investment banking working for one of the leading firms in this industry. He resides in a Superior Home in Frankford and enjoys hanging with family and friends, surfing, sports and fishing.

First State Manufactured Housing Association has provided $33,000 for 30 scholarship recipients since 1999; funds are administrated by the Delaware Higher Education Commission. The scholarship program offered annually is available to high school seniors or graduates who reside in manufactured housing within the state of Delaware for at least one year prior to application.

Eligible candidates are also evaluated on scholastic record, financial need, essay, and personal and professional recommendations. The scholarship may be used for any type of accredited training, licensing, or certification program, or for any accredited degree program. Full or part-time registration in an accredited program is acceptable.

Information about the FSMHA scholarship is available online at or The First State Manufactured Housing Association is the professional trade association representing the interests of the manufactured housing industry in Delaware.

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