American Foundry Society West Michigan Chapter MCC Materials Technology Stipend
The W.M. Chapter of AFS awards stipends to interested and qualified individuals who reside in the West Michigan area and are pursuing a degree program in materials – related fields of study at Muskegon Community College or other accredited college. The amount awarded varies (typically between $250 and $750 per student, per year).
Determination of Awards
Recipients are selected on a competitive basis with highest priority given to Materials Technology. Other factors which shall be considered are school and community participation, work experience, personal recommendations, applicant’s educational goals and any unusual personal or family circumstances.
Student must have a minimum of 12 credits for full – time and 6 credits for part – time, carry a minimum 2.0 GPA and have taken a Materials class in the past, be currently enrolled in a Materials class OR show absolute intent of enrolling in a Materials class next semester. Student must also commit to attend “Student Night” held the second Tuesday in March at MCC where recipient will be recognized.
Download the application for the American Foundry Society West Michigan Chapter MCC Materials Technology Stipend scholarship.
American Foundry Society West Michigan Chapter STEM Stipend
The West Michigan Chapter of AFS awards stipends to students who will be pursuing degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields (S.T.E.M.). Amounts are determined annually but typically range from $250 – $500 per student per year.
Student must have a minimum of 12 credits for full – time and 6 credits for part – time and carry a minimum 2.0 GPA. Student must be pursuing a degree in the S.T.E.M. programs. High School Seniors are also eligible for the stipends as long as they have maintained a minimum 2.0 GPA. It is the recommendation of the Stipend Board that a current W.M. AFS member promote and sponsor the applicant.
Download the application for the American Foundry Society West Michigan Chapter STEM Stipend scholarship.
The Donald J. Campbell Scholarship
In dedicating this educational fund to the memory of Donald J. Campbell, we pay tribute to Mr. Campbell’s life-long efforts in modernizing and streamlining the foundry industry. His recognized accomplishments have made for us all a better place in which to pursue our chosen work.
Candidates shall have at a minimum, the following credentials:
- High School Education or Equivalent.
- If currently enrolled, be in “good standing” academically at their respective College, Community College, Trade School, or University.
- Have a genuine interest in working in the metal casting industry or related field.
- Have filled out the application form OR submitted an essay for review by the DJC Scholarship Committee expressing a desire to receive a scholarship highlighting why they would be a good investment of scholarship funds.
Ideal Candidates will have the above plus one or more of the following:
- Documented co-operative experience in a foundry
- Documented work experience in the metal casting industry or associated industry
- Letter of recommendation by current or previous employer in metal casting industry.
- Majoring in metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, or related hard science with metal casting as a focus.
- Attended FEF University or college or community college with direct focus on foundry related coursework.
- Letter of support from someone within the metal casting industry able to provide character reference.
Download the application for the The Donald J. Campbell Scholarship.
The West Michigan AFS Family Stipend
The West Michigan Chapter of the American Foundry Society believes it is essential that we support the members of our industry as well as help continue the growth and education of our upcoming generation. As a result the AFS Family Stipend is set up to allow, any AFS Member to sponsor a young person, looking to continue their education and improve themselves, whom the member believes is deserving. While the intention is for the individual sponsored to normally be a son or a daughter, we acknowledge in today’s society that definition can be relative. These stipends are awarded on a competitive basis, based on available funds. Meeting the basic eligibility requirements does not guarantee an award.
Students can be studying any discipline as long as they maintain a GPA of 3.0. Parents of the students must attend at least four West Michigan AFS meetings throughout the program year. The student must also submit an essay with this application including community involvement and their future plans.
Download the application for the AFS Family Stipend.