As a manufacturer of conveyor components, we serve a variety of different industries. And because of the mutually beneficial relationship we’ve cultivated within these industries, we like to see them succeed and grow.

An integral aspect of that growth is the apprenticeship and hiring of young adults – many of whom are children of the manufacturing and fabrication industries’ existing workforces.

In light of that, many national associations and foundations sponsor scholarships to nurture that source of potential future employees.

And since Arch is invested in industry-wide growth, we compiled a list of scholarships of manufacturing or fabrication industry scholarships that you should be aware of! Check out

Note: Additional eligibility standards may be required. Visit the linked websites for full lists of rules/requirements.

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 1

Amount per Scholarship: $2,500

Deadline: May 27, 2016

Students who plan to pursue a career in the aggregates industry and have completed a minimum of one year of collegiate coursework may apply.


Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 1

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: None listed

Eligible students must be graduating high school seniors planning to major in public policy, government affairs or a related field. Or, applicants may be collegiate students already majoring in one of those fields. They must also be a child of an aggregates company employee.

NIBA – The Belting Association

Memorial Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 12

Amount per Scholarship: $2,000

Deadline: March 1, 2016

The Memorial Scholarship is open to children of NIBA member companies’ employees. The students be high school seniors or college students, and must have plans to attend and use the scholarship for a two-year or more accredited college, university or technical school.


Presidential Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 6

Amount per Scholarship: $4,000

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Children of employees of a NIBA Distributor/Fabricator Member company are eligible to apply for a Presidential Scholarship. They must attend a two-year or more accredited college, university or technical school.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

Number of Scholarships: 50

Amount: Awards range from $1,500 to $9,000

Deadline: February 28, 2016

The Foundation sponsors scholarships for undergraduates (rising juniors or seniors for the 2016-2017 term), graduate and doctorate students who attend qualified schools and are in qualified programs. Students can fill out one application to apply for multiple scholarships offered by the Foundation.

SME Education Foundation

The application process is open from November to February. Before applying, students must be registered with SME Education Foundation. To be eligible, students must be pursuing degrees in advanced manufacturing and related fields at two and four-year colleges.


Family Scholarships

Number of Scholarships: 3

Amount per Scholarship: 1 is up to $70,000 (over four years); 2 are up to $10,000 (over one year)

Students must have at least one parent or grandparent who’s been a SME member in good standing for at the last two years (includes stepparents).


Graduating High School Students

Number of Scholarships: 40

Amount per Scholarship: Varied/Unlisted


Current Undergraduate Students

Number of Scholarships: 49

Amount per Scholarship: Varied/Unlisted


Current Graduate Students

Number of Scholarships: 7

Amount per Scholarship: Varied/Unlisted

Melting Point – Guide to a Career in Metalcasting

The Melting Point is a helpful resource that lists 24 different scholarship listings for students who wish to pursue careers in metalcasting. The website also lists additional links for financial aid.

MFG Day – Scholarship Resource

Another resource website, MFG Day is a useful source of available manufacturing scholarships.

This list is far from comprehensive, but it’s a great place to begin looking for scholarships. We hope that you or your children take the time to apply for these opportunities and wish you the best in your current and future careers!

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