The Forging Foundation offers educators resources to use in classrooms junior high through university to increase awareness and knowledge of the forging industry supply chain.

The Foundation partners with schools and universities where faculty members express interest in forging, course enrichment and industry engagement to attract new generations of students into the forging industry as a career.

What is Forging?

Grants

The Forging Foundation awards grants to advance the science of forging and to engage students and professors in industry-relevant research.  All grant requests must be submitted to the Foundation Office by March 1st of each year.  For more information see “Grant Policies and Applications

Scholarships

The Forging Foundation awards up to 18 new scholarships each year to university students interested in careers in the forging supply chain. First consideration is given to applicants with a connection to the forging industry. Applications open February 1st of each year and are due April 15th. Recipients are announced in June.

Forging Industry Women’s Scholarships of up to $5000 are awarded 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.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Clicking on this link will take applicants to the Scholarship America website where you will register and look for the Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship information and application.

Charles W. Finkl Scholarships are awarded to college sophomores and juniors majoring in metallurgical, materials, materials, chemical, computer, electrical or industrial engineering at an accredited four-year college or university.  Awards are $2000 in the junior year and an additional $2000 in the senior year if the student remains eligible.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Clicking on this link will take applicants to the Scholarship America website where you will register and look for the Charles W. Finkl Scholarship information and application.

Contact the Foundation Office (216-862-6967 or [email protected]) if you’d like to know more about the scholarships or if you would like to make a financial contribution to encourage students to pursue careers in the forging industry.  

Curriculum Information

Contact the Forging Foundation for information to include in your curriculum or to discuss the possibility of an industry presentation to your class or student club. Click here to download What is Forging that includes process videos and information.

The Forging Foundation is a proud sponsor of ASM Materials Education Foundation’s Teachers Materials Camp for junior and high school teachers. Click here for more information.

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Career Center

Your students have free access to the Forging Career Center to see current job postings or to post resumes for both full time and internship positions.

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