We invite you to partner with FIERF to help develop our future workforce; for research projects that connect you with academia and provide practical knowledge for your company; and for unique networking opportunities.
All contributions, donations, and gifts to the Forging Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The Al Underys Memorial Scholarship
The Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical & Material Sciences Memorial Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in engineering. Scholarship recipients will be matched with an FIA member company to complete an available internship opportunity.
Use My Gift Where Most Needed
The Forging Foundation unrestricted gifts fund education, scholarship or technical projects where needed.
Interested in providing additional educational opportunities for students going into in the forging industry? The Foundation works with secondary and university faculty to include forging content in curriculum, provide students with career information, and engage academia and industry in meaningful partnerships to attract students to careers in the forging supply chain.
Finkl Scholarship Fund
Encourage young people to pursue a career in forging! The Charles W. Finkl Scholarship Fund awards up to 15 college students per year, a $2,000 scholarship. College sophomores and juniors majoring in metallurgical, materials, chemical, computer, electrical or industrial engineering at an accredited four-year college or university are eligible.
Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship
Looking to inspire more women to get into the forging industry? Funds raised through the Women's Scholarship will be used to provide $5,000 scholarships to full-time graduate and undergraduate students attending a two- or four- year college or university in the fields of engineering, business or a comparable area of study.
Presidents' Challenge Scholarship
Interested in joining the industry's presidents and making a personal contribution of $1,500? Funds raised through the Presidents' Challenge will be used to hold more Workforce Development Summits especially at Community Colleges to promote the industry, provide local training resources and connect industry with potential interns/new hires, and provide scholarship funding to local community college tied to plant tours, appropriate class work, internships/apprenticeships.
Want to invest in industry relevant research? The Foundation partners with universities and research partners to fund technology development, engage students in experiential learning and report results through Technical Reports and Conferences.
FIERF Anvil Society
Make a greater impact and become an Anvil Society Member!
Organizations, Foundations and individuals who pledge support of $2,500 or more per year for a minimum of three years will be designated as Anvil Society members.
PLATINUM MEMBERS: Pledging $25,000 or more per year
GOLD MEMBERS: Pledging $10,000 or more per year
SILVER MEMBERS: Pledging $5,000 - $9,999 per year
BRONZE MEMBERS: Pledging $2,500 - $4,999 per year