Ten young people with aspirations of a career in the gear industry received AGMA Foundation Scholarship awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. Each fall, the Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships at the Undergraduate/Graduate levels, and $2,000 scholarships at the Associate/Technical school levels. The Foundation has awarded $169,000 to 23 engineering students since the program’s inception in 2010.
“The Scholarship Program is one way in which the AGMA Foundation fulfills its mission to support education, training and research for the gear industry,” says Cindy Bennett, AGMA Foundation Executive Director. “The Scholarship Program is very successful – with 86% of scholarship recipients currently working in the gear industry.”
The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Committee received a record 27 applications for the 2017 awards. The Foundation Board reviewed the Committee’s recommendations, and awarded scholarships to the top ten applicants. Bios of the 2017 recipients are available on the Foundation’s Scholarship Program page.
“The scholarships are funded through voluntary donations from AGMA member companies and individuals,” continues Bennett, “this program is a wonderful example of our Association members giving back to their community, and helping the next generation come forward to build a strong, vibrant future for our industry.”
The AGMA Foundation 2017 Annual Campaign is underway! To make a contribution, or for more information, please visit the Annual Campaign page.