Twenty-nine students seeking careers in manufacturing earned $5,000, $2,500, $2,000, or $500 toward their college or trade school education from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT); The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA); and SolidWorks Corp.
NBT and SolidWorks awarded 11 traditional scholarships to college- or trade-school-bound high school seniors and college students who seek careers in manufacturing. In addition, 18 students received a $500 “GO-Brennan” scholarship based on a YouTube promotion tied to NBT’s sponsorship of 16-year-old stock car driver and welder Brennan Palmiter.
This year NBT and SolidWorks have awarded scholarships totaling $48,500.
“We applaud the students selected as NBT/SolidWorks and “GO-Brennan” scholarship winners, and are pleased to assist them in fulfilling their academic goals,” said Terrence Egan, director of NBT. “These students recognize that working a skilled manufacturing job can be rewarding financially and fulfilling personally.”
To be eligible for the traditional scholarships, applicants were required to be full-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA (for a college scholarship) or a 2.0 GPA (for a trade/technical school scholarship) enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study, or a trade or technical program that may lead to a career in manufacturing. Students were responsible for submitting academic records and an engineering or manufacturing-related program description with each application.
For more information about scholarship winners and information about next year’s awards, visit http://www.NutsAndBoltsFoundation.org/Scholarships.cfm.