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.
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 February 15. For more information see “Grant Policies and Applications”
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 14th. 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.
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.
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.
Ways to Get Involved
FIERF Magnet Schools: The Foundation established the Magnet School Program to increase awareness and knowledge of the forging industry among university engineering students. Magnet School Professors are a valuable resource for student engagement, internships, senior design and industry research.
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.