Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF) has announced that the first twenty $3000 Finkl Scholarships have been awarded to university engineering students enrolling in their junior year this fall.
The scholarships are named in memory of Charles W. Finkl's years of commitment and contributions to education and the forging industry that included over twenty-five years of service on the FIERF Board of Trustees, twice serving as president.
Sixteen of the scholarships are being awarded to students of FIERF Magnet Schools - universities with which the Foundation has a relationship with individual professors promoting forging curriculum and research. The majority of the students are majoring in Mechanical Engineering, with Materials, Metallurgy, Electrical, Chemical and Industrial Engineering also represented.
Among the recipients are several who have interned at a forging company or are children of forging and steel company employees.
Scholarship winners are:
Jamie M. Albin, San Luis Obispo, CA, California Polytechnic State University
James J. Caputo, Worcester, MA, Stanford University
Robert Cardenas, Irving, TX, University of Texas at Arlington
Joshua M. Cory, Mansfield, AR, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville
Andria L. Deaguero, Arvada, CO, Colorado School of Mines
Crystal A. Delia, Athens, OH, Ohio University
Eric B. Dolence, Cleveland, OH, Cleveland State University
Cole T. Ely, Union, MO, University of Missouri – Rolla
Matthew R. Hannan, Fredericktown, OH, University of Toledo
Joseph T. Karaszewski, Marysville, MI, University of Michigan
Adam S. Koloff, Delaware, OH, Ohio University
Michael J. Leonard, Olympia, WA, California Polytechnic State University
Jonah L. Lyon, Portland, MI, Kettering University
Ryan E. Pennington, Sterling, CO, Colorado School of Mines
Christina B. Rollins, Durango, CO, Colorado School of Mines
Krista N. Shirey, Powell, OH, Ohio University
Lori Southard, Arnold, MD, Case Western Reserve University
Jasen M. Stephan, Lake City, MI, Michigan Technological University
John D. Tuck, Berea, OH, Cleveland State University
Zane T. Voss, Fulton, AR, University of Missouri – Rolla
Complete information on the scholarships is available at www.forging.org by clicking on Scholarships.