Twenty students seeking careers in manufacturing each earned $1,500 toward their college or trade school education from the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA).
To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants were required to be full-time students meeting a specified minimum GPA, and enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study, or a trade or technical program leading to a career in manufacturing. Students were responsible for submitting academic records and an engineering or manufacturing-related program description with each application.
In addition to the monetary grant, each scholarship winner also received from industry partner SolidWorks Corporation a copy of its Student Design Kit CAD software package.