“The Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship supports advanced manufacturing at its core,” says Bart A. Aslin, CEO, SME Education Foundation. “Easing the financial burden of engineering students allows them to concentrate on their studies and ultimately broaden their career prospects by measuring up to the very specific and rapidly changing needs of industry.”
The new scholarship provides funding for two, full tuition scholarships valued at $6,000 each for a two-year cycle (2013-2014) and again for the 2014-2015 cycle. The application requires students hold a minimum 2.0 GPA, provide a transcript, two reference letters, student essay and resume. ACT or SAT scores are not required. The scholarship will be administered by the SME Education Foundation. Students may apply by accessing the SME Education Foundation’s automated online scholarship application.
Mazak Corporation designs and manufacturers CNC turning centers, multitasking lathes, vertical and horizontal machining centers for the aerospace, automotive, electronics and construction industries. In
“We are investing in our future workforce,” says Brian Papke, president, Mazak Corporation. “This scholarship is important to the advanced manufacturing engineering candidates we would like to be able to hire.” In addition to the scholarship, Mazak actively engages in other strategies to help solve the skilled labor problem and to encourage young people to consider careers in manufacturing.
Cincinnati State offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies.
About Mazak Corporation:
At its North American Headquarters in
Since 1974, the company has continuously invested in product development and manufacturing in
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About SME Education Foundation Scholarships:
Since 1998, the SME Education Foundation has provided over $6.5 million in scholarships and $1.6 million in awards through its various scholarship programs. In 2012, over 208 students across the country received in excess of $521,000 in scholarships allowing them to continue to pursue their education and career dreams. The Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduates and masters of doctoral degree students pursuing degrees in manufacturing and related fields at two-year and four-year colleges. The deadline for 2013-2014 Scholarship Applications was February 1, 2013.
Key scholarship programs include: Gene Haas Machining Technology Scholarships, Ford Blue Oval Scholars programs in the
About the SME Education Foundation:
The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, supporting and preparing the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $33 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors.