AMBA Awards Scholarships to Students Entering the Industry

Each year, the AMBA awards scholarships to the employees or dependents of employees of AMBA member companies. The Scholarship Program is designed to help facilitate education in moldmaking in the US.

The National office of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), Indianapolis, Indiana, recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Scholarship Awards Program. To date, more than $263,000 has been awarded nationally since the program’s inception in 1991, demonstrating the AMBA’s commitment to the industry, education and offering valuable member benefits.

Each year, the AMBA awards scholarships to the employees or dependents of employees of AMBA member companies. The Scholarship Program is designed to help facilitate education in moldmaking in the US. This scholarship’s priority is to assist students who desire to pursue a career in 1) mold design, CAD/CAM programming for machine tools, machine tool skills or moldmaking, 2) plastics industry manufacturing (including plastics engineering, plastic part design or plastics processing technicians) or 3) other related areas of continued training/education.

The 2016 AMBA National Scholarship Program awarded $1,000 to the following recipients (including their respective AMBA member companies): Paxton Corey, attending University of Iowa (M.S.I. Mold Builders); Peter Fritz, attending Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (Pro Mold & Die); Allen Johanson, attending Elgin Community College (Elba Tool Company, Inc.); Cody Smits, attending Ferris State University (CS Tool & Engineering, Inc.) and James Worst, attending Grand Rapids Community College (Paragon D&E). The AMBA congratulates each of these deserving students and wishes them the best in their endeavors. For more information on the AMBA Scholarship Program, visit amba.org or call 317-436-3102.