NFFS Scholarship Program
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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


The NFFScholarship Program was created to help develop the next generation of foundry leaders and innovators for our industry. By providing meaningful scholarship support to students in engineering, materials science, and manufacturing curricula, NFFS is exposing our nation’s best and brightest to the tremendous opportunities available in the non-ferrous metal casting industry.


Application Timing and Award

The NFFScholarship program will be managed NFFS with the support of the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF). Applications will be accepted beginning May 1st. The application deadline will be September 30th. NFFS will review and score all applications, and will announce scholarship recipients at the Foundry Educational Foundation's College Industry Conference in November.


Application Process

Students must apply for the NFFS Scholarship through the FEF Website during the application period.  In doing so, the applicant will be required to establish a profile on the FEF website which will include personal and educational information. Only applications submitted thru this website will be considered  Please note: All applications must includes an essay, not to exceed 500 words in length, summarizing the applicant's career objectives and his/her interest in non-ferrous materials.



Selection Criteria

Applicants will be graded based on the criteria and scoring weights established below.

 

 

CRITERIA

% OF TOTAL SCORE

Career Objective Essay

30%

Education

· Study in engineering directly related to cast metals industry

· Other cast metals industry related course of study

 

 

40%

 

Work Experience

· Internship/Co-op work experience at NFFS member facility

· Internship/Co-op work experience in the non-ferrous cast metals industry

· Any work experience in the cast metals industry

 

 

30%

 

Additional profile data that may be considered include, but are not limited to, citizenship, applicant’s GPA, school, and graduation date.


Fundraising

The committee proposed an annual fundraising effort in conjunction with NFFS membership renewals. NFFS members will be given the option to add their scholarship contribution to their dues payment or provide the information to make the contribution into the NFFS scholarship fund directly through the Foundry Educational Foundation. In addition, anyone may contribute to the scholarship fund at any time through the NFFS website, or through the FEF website as well. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION ONLINE!

 

NFFScholarship Award Winners

Present year and previous scholarship recipients can be seen at www.nffs.org/page/awards.

 

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