The AGMA Foundation offers scholarships to assist undergraduate and graduate-level engineering students whose programs focus on gear technology or gear research see brochure
The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2013.
The application deadline is July 15, 2013, with award notification in August.
For specific eligibility requirements and application guidelines, please download these PDF documents:
Guidelines for distribution of funds and criteria for selecting recipients are established by the AGMA Foundation Board of Trustees and implemented by the Scholarship Committee. Selected by the Board of Trustees, the Scholarship Committee comprises business members of the gear industry who have experience in workforce education. The Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations for the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for final approval.
The scholarship program is made possible by generous contributions to the memorial education fund. To contribute to the fund, please contact the Foundation.
In 2012, the AGMA Foundation Board of Trustees awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Tyler O’Brien, an undergraduate mechanical engineering student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The hands-on program that O’Brien is enrolled in begins with courses in calculus, pneumatics, hydraulics, and basic mechanical systems. Later, courses include advanced physics and mechanical systems, as well as paid co-operatives in national companies. “While my education in this program will be diverse, it will also provide me with opportunities to focus my learning on gear manufacturing and design, particularly in the area of 3-D modeling,” says O’Brien.
In 2010, the AGMA Foundation Board of Trustees awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Aaron P. Thaler, a master’s degree student at Ohio State University, whose research focused on testing and modeling to increase the life and reliability of wind turbine gearboxes. In 2012, Aaron provided a summary of his research and update on his career development. Read it here.