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Penn College students dominate manufacturing scholarship list


A foundation promoting manufacturing careers awarded one-third of its recent scholarships to Pennsylvania College of Technology students.

A dozen Penn College students were among 36 nationwide who received manufacturing scholarships from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs. The scholarships, valued between $1,500 and $2,500, are for Fall 2019.

“I couldn’t be prouder,” said David R. Cotner, dean of Penn College’s School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, which is home to the recipients’ majors. “To have the college dominate a national scholarship list speaks volumes about the quality of our students and our various academic programs.”

Pennsylvania College of TechnologyThe scholarships are for full-time students enrolled in an engineering or manufacturing-related course of study, or a skilled-trade program leading to a career in manufacturing. Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs is the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, a professional organization that advocates for the growth and sustainability of the North American metal processing, forming and fabricating industries.

The following Penn College students received scholarships: welding and fabrication engineering technology majors Michael C. Aja, of Novi, Michigan; Erin M. Beaver, of Winfield; Maria C. Cantin, of Livonia, Michigan; Jeremy D. Carlson, of Russell; James F. McCann, of Doylestown; Adam S. Melcher, of South Lyon, Michigan; Matthew A. Pape, of Palmyra, Michigan; Robert A. Staudigel, of East Northport, New York; and Luke D. Stolarski, of Ypsilanti, Michigan; automated manufacturing technology students Tyler J. Bandle, of Slatington, and John A. Provenza, of Marysville; and industrial design major Abigail M. Meredick, of Danville.

In addition to the scholarship, FMA grants student membership to each recipient, and SolidWorks Corp. provides a 365-day license to its Student Design Kit CAD software package.

Penn College’s School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies offers several manufacturing-related degrees. For information on those programs, call 570-327-4520.

For information on Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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