Copeland Corporation, a Strategic Ally of Excellence Alliance, partnered with the Excellence Alliance Foundation (EAF) to award a $2,000 scholarship to RETS Tech Center, Centerville, OH. Tim Fletcher of Copeland, and Bob Feathers, HVACR Department Head of RETS, presented a check for $2,000 to the student recipient, Raymond Thompson, to continue his studies in the field of HVACR. The scholarship was fully funded by Copeland. Thompson was chosen from three finalists who had qualified under the strict criteria that included a perfect attendance record and a minimum of a 3.5 GPA. He was selected because of his leadership abilities, attitude, willingness to learn, helpfulness to fellow students, and financial need. This scholarship marks the 25th scholarship, totaling $50,000, that has been given since EAF was founded less than three years ago. The money has gone to help 40 students. EAF says it is working with schools to give out 15 new scholarships this year. For more information about Excellence Alliance or the Excellence Alliance Foundation, call 877-324-3444 or log on to www.eainet.net.