Supporting the next generation of mold manufacturing employees is a primary concern for the American Mold Builders Association. To help with this endeavor, each year the AMBA awards scholarships from its Education Fund to the employees or dependents of employees of AMBA member companies. The AMBA has awarded more than $235,000 in scholarships since 1991.
The AMBA announced that it has awarded $8000 to students in the 2013 National Scholarship Program. The program is designed to help facilitate education in moldmaking in the U.S. by assisting students pursuing careers in mold design, CAD/CAM programming, machining skills or moldmaking; plastics industry manufacturing (including plastics engineering, plastic part design or plastics processing technician). The Scholarships also support students pursuing other areas of continued training and education.
The 2013 AMBA National Scholarship winners receiving $1000 each are Alexander Conrad, majoring in CNC/Tool & Die Technologies at Moraine Park Technical College, who applied through AMBA member company Mold Makers Inc. Christian Seaver, majoring in Plastics Engineering at Muskegon Community College, who applied through Viking Tool & Engineering. Donald Bush, majoring in Machine Tool Technology at St. Cloud Technical College, who applied through Excelsior Tool.
Jeremy Trollinger is majoring in Design Engineering at Tarrant County College and applied through Schaefer Mold Inc. Joseph Mitchell is majoring in Tooling Design at the University of Akron, and applied through Prospect Mold & Die. Nicholas Austen Kirchshlager is a Chemical Engineering major at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and applied through Do-Rite Die & Engineering. Matthew Amtzen is specializing in Machine Tool Courses at St. Paul College, and applied through Mo-Tech Corp. Todd Booher, majoring in CNC Operations and Programming at Akron CNC Training Center, and applied through Colonial Machine Co.
For more information on the AMBA National Scholarship Program, visit www.amba.org.