NFFS Scholarship Program
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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 September 1st. The application deadline will be December 1st. NFFS will review and score all applications, and will announce scholarship recipients with 90 days of the application deadline.

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 process can be considered for award.  Please note: To apply for the scholarship, applicants will need to submit an essay stating their career objectives in the nonferrous metal casting industry, not to exceed 500 words in length.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be graded on a 10 point scale based on the criteria and scoring weights established below.





Career Objective Essay (1-10 pts.)



· Study in Engineering directly related to cast metals industry (8-10 pts.)

· Other cast metals industry related course of study (1-7 pts.)





Work Experience

· Internship/Co-op work experience at NFFS member facility (8-10 pts.)

· Internship/Co-op work experience in the nonferrous cast metals industry (5-7 pts.)

· Any work experience in the cast metals industry (1-4 pts.)





Additional profile data to be used in consideration for award will include, but is not limited to, Citizenship, Applicant’s GPA, School, Graduation Date, and Current Status.


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


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