Thirty-two students pursuing manufacturing careers received scholarships toward their postsecondary studies from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA).
For the fall 2022 semester, NBT awarded scholarships valued between $1,500 and $2,500 to the following students:
- Isaiah Adu*, State College, Pa., mechanical engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
- Dylan Berguson, Jersey Shore, Pa., welding and fabrication engineering technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Jackson Brockman, Christiansburg, Va., welding technology at New River Community College
- John Conlin**, Fort Worth, Texas, industrial engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington
- Caleb Coots, Tioga, Pa., metal fabrication technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Tyler Dubien, York, Pa., welding and fabrication engineering technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Kevin Falk, West Bend, Wis., welding at Moraine Park Technical College
- Bryce Griggs, Granite City, Ill., industrial maintenance mechanics at Southwestern Illinois College
- Nadia Haimout, Troy, Mich., industrial and systems engineering at Oakland University
- Sergei Hultquist, Canton, Ga., structural plate and pipe welding at Georgia Trade School
- Albert Ly, Franklin Park, Ill., engineering technology / mechatronics at Triton College
- Hannah Maienbrook, Linden, Mich., welding at Hobart Institute of Welding
- William Makovsky, Coplay, Pa., welding and fabrication engineering technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Nicholai Mann, Ashburn, Va., maritime welding at Advanced Technology Institute
- Calvin McKee, Fredonia, Wis., welding at Kentucky Welding Institute
- Joel Mink, Florence, Ky., aviation maintenance technology at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
- Benjamin Mosemann, Fresno, Calif., mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University
- Jack Nguyen, Skokie, Ill., electrical and electronic systems technology at Lincoln College of Technology
- Sergio Reyna, Melrose Park, Ill., engineering technology / mechanical design at Triton College
- Jakob Ripp, Middleton, Wis., metal fabrication and welding at Madison Area Technical College
- Morgan Robinson, Middletown, Ohio, fabrication at Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
- Wally Sagui, Corinth, Texas, welding at Tulsa Welding School
- Sawyer Scott*, Sioux Falls, SD, welding at Southeast Technical College
- Madelene Stringham, Holland, Mich., welding at Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
- Jack Stump, York, Pa., machine tool technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Jason Theodore, Williamsport, Pa., welding and fabrication engineering technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Trevor Tims, Grenada, Miss., industrial maintenance at Northeast Mississippi Community College
- Leslie Torgow, Weaverville, NC, computer-integrated machining and CNC programming at Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
- Vasilios Tsagaris, Harwood, Ill., electrical and electronic systems technology service management at Lincoln College of Technology
- Alexis Udowychenko, Orlando, Fla., industrial engineering at University of Central Florida
- Jack Winterroth, Eau Claire, Wis., automation engineering technology at Chippewa Valley Technical College
- Daytona Wurtz, Bismarck, ND, welding at Bismarck State College
*John Grossheim Memorial (OPC) Scholarship Recipient
**UK Gupta Family Endowed Scholarship Recipient
“We are pleased to award scholarships to these deserving students and are happy to assist them in reaching their academic goals,” said Edward Youdell, president of NBT. “They recognize that skilled manufacturing careers can be rewarding financially and fulfilling personally. The knowledge and skills they obtain will help them be more competitive in the current job market.
“The most difficult jobs to fill today are those in the skilled trades and engineering,” Youdell added. “With majors in welding, mechanical engineering, machine tool technology, automation engineering technology, metal fabrication technology, and welding and fabrication engineering technology, these students will be prepared for the skilled labor openings that American manufacturers must fill.”
Eligible applicants are full-time students who meet a specified minimum GPA and are enrolled in a manufacturing-related course of study, engineering curriculum, or a skilled trade program leading to a career in manufacturing. Students are responsible for submitting academic records and a manufacturing-related program description with each application.
In addition to the scholarship, each winner will receive a complimentary, one-year FMA student membership (valued at $25) and, from NBT’s industry partner SolidWorks Corp., a 365-day license to its Student Design Kit CAD software package.
Since 1990, NBT has awarded nearly 650 scholarships valued at more than $1.2 million to students enrolled in courses of study that will lead to careers in manufacturing. Scholarships are awarded twice each year for the fall and spring semesters. The application is open from July 1-Sept. 30 for spring awards and Jan. 1-March 31 for fall awards. For more information, visit www.nbtfoundation.org/scholarships.