The National Tooling and Machining Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit designed to fund manufacturing education—building skills while increasing awareness. All contributions to the foundation are fully tax-deductible.
Begun some 20 years ago by NTMA and run independently ever since, the foundation has helped create the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (with public partnership), provided the seed funding for the National Robotics League and annually funds scholarships for deserving students, thanks to the generous support of people like you.
As a manufacturer, what better investment can you make than to put your resources into the next generation? What would be more valuable than ensuring a bright future for our industry? Your support of the NTMF is vital for many reasons. Please consider a generous donation today.
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National Tooling & Machining Foundation Scholarship Program
The National Tooling & Machining Foundation provides scholarships up to $2500 for students pursuing degrees that will lead to manufacturing careers. Students may only apply for one of the available scholarship opportunities and are able to re-apply for a scholarship annually for as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.
Brock Babb Memorial Scholarship
Open to all students pursuing degrees at Trade Schools, Community/Technical Colleges or Universities that will lead to a career in manufacturing. The scholarship is named in honor and memory of Sergeant Brock A. Babb who gave his life defending our country and our freedom, the son of NTMA long-time members Terry Babb, Apex Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. in Evansville, IN.
Edwin Vobeda Memorial Scholarship
Open to students residing in the Central Time Zone that are pursuing degrees at Trade Schools, Community/Technical Colleges or Universities that will lead to a career in manufacturing. The scholarships was created from the Edwin F. and Mildred Vobeda Charitable Remainder Trust.
Manufacturing’s Next Generation Scholarship
Open to high school seniors that are currently participating in the National Robotics League program and will be pursuing degrees at Trade Schools, Community/Technical Colleges or Universities that will lead to a career in manufacturing. The scholarship is named in honor of Roger J. Sustar of the Fredon Corporation in Mentor, OH, who is a champion in promoting the importance of community engagement in closing the skills gap in Northeast Ohio.
Submit an online application that includes:
- An official high school or college transcript from the school where you last completed a semester
- A written summary stating career goals and interests, name of school and program (planned or in-progress) that you will use the scholarship for, work-related activities, extracurricular activities, and reasons why you deserve the scholarship.
- A letter of recommendation from a representative of an NTMA member company in good standing.
- Application review and scholarship award decisions will take place in March/April for fall terms.
Scholarship Recipient Requirements
- You must reply to the email award notification to accept your award and verify your email address.
- Submit a photo and a signed photo release form.
- Submit yearly updated on your educational/job status and contact information during your post-secondary years.
Scholarship Program Guidelines
- Annual award amounts and the number of scholarships available will be determined by the NTMF Board of Directors. The NTMF board may create new scholarship categories and/or revise the approved fields of study at its discretion.
- Completed and eligible applications are evaluated by a committee of scholarship reviewers comprised of NTMA volunteer members and partners from the manufacturing industry.
- Scholarship award funds will be sent directly to the financial aid department of the school the applicant will attend only. Award checks will not be mailed to applicants, parents of applicants, or to faculty departments.
- A scholarship award may be used to defray the cost of tuition, books (when purchased through college store) and school fees. Required educational equipment or tools may also be covered, but only if they are available for purchase directly through the college store. Awards cannot be used for housing, meals, or specialty clothing — nor can scholarship funding be held for use beyond the school year in which awarded.
- Scholarship winners are responsible for advising the NTMF of any change in mailing address, phone number, or email address. Send notifications to email@example.com.
- NTMF will retain records pertaining to receipt of donations to the scholarship fund and disbursement and use of scholarship funds.
- Staff, directors, and officers of NTMF, NTMA, AMPED, or members of the scholarship selection committee as well as their children and relatives are ineligible.
- NTMF will investigate any suspected misuse of funds and/or seek recovery of disbursed funds if misuse is determined. Recovered funds will be dedicated for charitable purposes.
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