Cracroft, Gottsch Named 2013 Scholarship Winners
Jocelyn Cracroft of Idaho and Levi Gottsch of Montana have been named the 2013 National Board Technical Scholarship recipients. Both students will receive $6,000 toward their academic studies.
Ms. Cracroft is the daughter of Commissioned Inspector Randy Cracroft. She is pursuing a double major in chemical engineering and chemistry at the University of Idaho, and a B.S. in mathematics/physics from the College of Idaho.
In 2009, Cracroft signed with the College of Idaho’s women’s collegiate golf program and began to study pharmacy. She spent one year as captain of the women’s golf team and became a Cascade Collegiate Conference Co-Medalist. She was a Dean’s List recipient and worked for the College of Idaho Food Bank. In 2012, she transferred to the University of Idaho to pursue engineering. Cracroft is on target to graduate in 2015.
Mr. Gottsch is studying mechanical engineering at Montana State University (MSU). He is the son of Commissioned Inspector and former National Board member Tim Gottsch.
Gottsch served in active duty with the Navy from 2010-2011 and is currently a third class petty officer in the Navy Reserve. He also holds a black belt in taekwondo and has served as a volunteer taekwondo instructor. In addition, he is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, a Dean’s List recipient, and participates in MSU’s ASME Chapter. Gottsch is also scheduled to graduate in 2015.