To keep manufacturing in America vital, the industry needs a workforce that is increasing in numbers and prepared to keep pace with advances in technology. Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs has responded to the call with programs designed to fill the pipeline of skilled workers. NBT scholarships assist and support those post-secondary students who have already discovered manufacturing and want to pursue the advanced training needed for industry careers. From its beginning through today, the NBT Foundation has maintained a focus on developing the next generation of manufacturers.
The John Grossheim Memorial Scholarship's primary preference is to employees and their dependents of FMA Outside Processors Council (OPC) member companies. Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs awards scholarships to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. Scholarships are awarded twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (or an 85% competency score) and be currently enrolled in or entering a university engineering program, or related field. Students must have a 3.0 GPA for university studies or a 2.5 GPA for two-year technical school studies at the time of application. Primary preference to employees and their dependents of FMA Outside Processors Council (OPC) member companies.