Scholarships

The Forging Foundation awards 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 January 16, 2024 and are due April 13, 2024. Recipients are announced in June.

Applicants may apply to all scholarships that they qualify for.  Applicants are only eligible to receive one award. In the event that an applicant would be a potential recipient of more than one award the order of preference is as follows:
  1. Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Science Scholarship
  2. Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship
  3. Charles W. Finkl Fund Scholarship
  4. Edward F. Wozniak Memorial Scholarship

Edward F. Wozniak Memorial Scholarship: Awards up to $2,500 to full-time graduate and undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities; or up to $1,000 to students attending two-year community colleges or trade schools. Students must be attending a school in the following states: KY, TN, IN, IL, MI, IA, MO, AR, NC, SC, MS, AL, NE, OK, WI. Students must be studying in the fields of engineering or business.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico.

Forging Industry Women’s Scholarships: Awards of up to $5,000 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 website where you will register and look for the Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship information and application.

Charles W. Finkl Scholarships:  Awarded to college sophomores and juniors majoring in metallurgical, materials, mechanical, chemical, computer, electrical or industrial engineering at an accredited four-year college or university.  Awards are $2,000 in the junior year and an additional $2,000 in the senior year if the student remains eligible.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Clicking on this link will take applicants to the 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: A $2,500 scholarship available to  high school seniors, current undergraduate, or graduate students pursuing a degree in chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, materials, mechanical or metallurgical engineering.  Scholarship recipients will be matched with an FIA member company to complete an available internship opportunity. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Clicking on this link will take applicants to the website where you will register and look for the Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical and Material Sciences Scholarship information and application.

Presidents' Challenge Scholarship: Scholarships awarded to local community college or trade schools for students studying coursework related to the forging industry such as, but not limited to Computer Automated Design, CNC Machine Technology, Industrial Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Mechanical Systems, Mechatronics, Multi-skilled Maintenance Technology, Robotics and Automated Technology, and Welding Technology.

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500 and are renewable for one year based on continued enrollment in one of the eligible programs of study, maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, completing the Forging fundamentals: Forging 101 eLearning course and tour a forging facility..

Contact the Foundation Office (216-781-6260 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.