Inductotherm founder’s legacy fuels numerous scholarships through FEF
AFS Corporate Member Inductotherm continued its annual support in 2021 of the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) through the Henry M. Rowan (HMR) Family Foundation to further his desire to give “where it would do the most good for the most people.” Thanks to the unwavering support from the HMR Family Foundation since the endowment was created in 2013, FEF was able once again to sustain this commitment to provide uninterrupted scholarships of over $200,000 to 169 students from this fund.
FEF worked closely with its Key Professors and Executive Board during the 2020/2021 academic year to guarantee programs for students to receive the funding needed to continue their academic activities. The funding is also used to help students participate in casting competitions and national conferences, and to promote metalcasting through open foundry events.
One student recipient wrote, “This money will be useful to help pay for tuition and books for this semester. It is great to be a part of an industry that cares so much about recruiting young people to join this wonderful field. Being awarded scholarships like this one has made me want to give back to future students just like you have for me.”
This year’s annual FEF funding report noted: “The HMR Family Foundation scholarships in many cases helped those students who did not receive, or who lost, an internship in the summer of 2020 because of the pandemic, to be able to continue their education. The support of the HMR Family Foundation allowed FEF to continue its mission to support the next generation of leaders in the metalcasting industry.”
Inductotherm, headquartered in Rancocas, New Jersey, is a global manufacturer of melting, thermal processing, and production systems for the metals and materials industry.