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AMBA Announces 2019 National Scholarship Winners

The American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) announced the distribution of eight scholarships to students interested in mold building and related fields.

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The American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) announced the distribution of eight scholarships to students interested in mold building and related fields.


The 2019 National Scholarship Program awarded $1,000 to the following recipients (including their respective AMBA member companies): Seth Curtis, attending University of Missouri, Columbia (Creative Blow Mold Tooling); William J. McGrath, attending Milwaukee School of Engineering (Snider Mold Company, Inc.); Allen Johanson, attending Eastern Illinois University (Elba Tool Company, Inc.); Michael Owen, attending Macomb Community College (Eifel Mold & Engineering); Yousif Akoob, attending Macomb Community College (Eifel Mold & Engineering); Brayden Early, attending University of Michigan – Dearborn (Proper Tooling, Inc.); Breanna Early, attending University of Michigan – Dearborn (Proper Tooling, Inc.) and William Riddening, attending Aquinas College (CS Tool Engineering, Inc.).

Each $1,000 award is paid directly to the educational institutions on behalf of each student. Funds support pursuing a career in one of the following specialized areas: mold design, CAD/CAM programming for machine tools, machine tool skills or mold building; plastics industry manufacturing (including plastics engineering, plastic part design or plastics processing technicians; or other related areas of continued training/education.

In order to apply for a national scholarship award, applicants must be employees or dependents of employees at an AMBA member company, be either high school seniors or high school graduates with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and attending school in the fall.

To date, the AMBA’s National Scholarship Program has awarded over $278,000 nationally since the program’s inception in 1991. This award demonstrates the AMBA’s commitment to workforce development within local communities.

To read more about the AMBA National Scholarship Program, visit here.

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