Manufacturing is the foundation of the U.S. economy. A strong manufacturing industry is crucial to the standard of living, economic prosperity and the national security of our country. While the United States remains the world leader in science, technology and engineering, the gap with traditional, and especially emerging competitors, is narrowing.
Mr. Stropki recognizes the benefit of engineering and science in driving economic growth and providing long-term career opportunities. This scholarship is intended to encourage and support new enrollment in these curricula now and into the future. This scholarship fund has been established to help develop talented engineers and STEM educators who innovate and drive excellence throughout the manufacturing process and to ensure that the United States remains a competitive and global manufacturing leader doing great things.
The John M. Stropki Scholarship will be awarded to a college undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelor's degree in welding engineering or a related engineering or science major. Priority will be given to the sons and daughters of current Lincoln Electric employees in the United States and Canada.
A) Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
B) Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
C) Applicant must have a minimum overall 3.0 grade point average.
D) Student must be enrolled full time at an academic institution located in the U.S. or Canada.
E) Proof of financial need is not required to qualify, but priority will be given to those students who exhibit a financial need.
F) Applicant must submit all required application information.
G) Applicant must be a citizen of the U. S. or Canada, and plan to attend an academic institution located within the U. S. or Canada.
H) Applicants may reapply; persons who have received this award may reapply and may be granted the award for a maximum of 4 years.
I) Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.