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.
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What is Forging
Forging is a manufacturing process where metal is pressed, pounded or squeezed under great pressure into high strength parts known as forgings. The process is normally (but not always) performed hot by preheating the metal to a desired temperature before it is worked. The forging process is different from the casting (or foundry) process, as metal used to make forged parts is never melted and poured. Forgings are almost always used where reliability and human safety are critical in such applications as airplanes, automobiles, wind turbines to name just a few.