Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry creates $100,000 engineering scholarship

Manitowoc county high school graduates planning to attend the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay (UWGB) may have an opportunity for financial support through a new scholarship fund created by AFS Corporate Member Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF), with support of the Schwartz family, which has owned and operated the company since its founding in 1909. WAF has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation.

Manufacturing is a leading industry in Northeast Wisconsin and, as many within the workforce approach retirement, there is a shortage of new engineers to meet manufacturers’ needs. “As we look to the future, it’s important to prepare the next generation with the skills needed for companies such as ours to continue to flourish,” explains WAF CEO Sachin Shivaram. “It’s also a way for us to invest in the community and to show that there are great career opportunities right here in this region.”

More information and eligibility requirements are at  www.uwgb.edu/scholarships/.