Student Comments

Recent letters received from students:

B.S. - Virginia Tech 3/20/17

Thank you for awarding me an FEF scholarship. This will greatly help me as I continue to learn about the foundry industry and work towards my degree at Virginia Tech.

L.W. - Pittsburg State 3/9/17

I wanted to thank you and all of FEF for selecting me as an FEF scholarship recipient this year. I know that I have barely scratched the surface on what the metalcasting industry has to offer, and I am very excited to continue learning more and more about it. This scholarship will help me in this pursuit and is greatly appreciated.

D.A. - Trine Univ. 3/7/17

Thank you so very much for selecting me to be a receipient of the FEF Internship Scholarship. It is through your generous financial contributions that college students, like me, can continue to pursue their dreams. I really do appreciate all of the hard work that you and the FEF staff put into promoting the foundry industry. You are making a difference! Thank you for being a positive influence for an aspiring metallurgist.

T.B. - Pittsburg State 3/7/17

Thank you for the scholarship awarded to me during February's MoKan meeting. It will become a very useful tool for my educational career as well as preparing me for my Australian Co-op with A.W. Bell (a well-known Australian investment casting foundry in Melbourne) in June of this year.

I am currently a Junior at Pittsburg State University and plan to continue my educational career to achieve my Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. I then will work in the metal casting field. With this scholarship, it will become much easier for me to achieve these goals, as I am always working hard to pay tuition for each semester.

Thanks again for all the financial help and networking opportunities that you allow students to constantly access.

K.Y. - Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2/28/17

I wanted to thank you for the scholarship support FEF has provided me and my fellow UWM students. Your support allows us to excel and do work in the foundry industry.

L.D. - Kent State 1/27/17

I am a recent graduate of Kent State University. My degree is in Applied Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering Technology. I am writing to you to express my gratitude to FEF for a scholarship that has helped me get myself started post graduation! I have recently made the move to Cleveland where I accepted a position as Foundry Engineer at Ohio Aluminum Industries Inc. I am so looking forward to the experience! Thanks again!

A.W. - Missouri S&T 12/12/16

Thank you and all of FEF for giving me the opportunity to attend the 2016 Cllege Industry Conference. Not only were the accomodations great, I believe that the speakers provided very good insight into what to expect on the road ahead in the metal casting industry. Mr. Cobett had a lot of great thoughts about his journey that I had not yet thought about and was very thought provoking. Ms. Meekhof's talk on how relocating helped and generally affected her and her life was something that I could easily relate to being that I myself have moved multiple times and am contemplating relocating to the other side of the country for a career. Last but not least, Mr. Kundratic gave genuine insight into the importance of connections and how hard work on projects whether you enjoy them or not can help you gain respect and experience. I believe their advice will aid me in the coming months as I begin my career. Beyond the speakers, the opportunities for connections with professionals in industry as well as the other delegates is sure to be beneficial in th long run because you never know where a connection can take you.

Once again, thank y ou for the opportunity. I hope that in the future I can give back to FEF what they have given me.

S.C. - Missouri S&T 12/12/16

Thank you for providing me the opportunity to attend the College Industry Conference. It was an excellent experience to network with companies and industry professionals. I am appreciative to everone who helped to make this experience a possibility for me. I hope that the connections that I made at the conference will help in my future career in the foundry industry.

J.L. - Missouri S&T 12/12/16

I am a senior studying metallurgical engineering. I would like to thank you and all of FEF for giving me the opportunity to attend this year's College Industry Conference. It was obvious that a lot of hard work and planning went into the event.

The speakers provided excellent insight and career advice. It was very useful having speakers from different points in their careers. Mackenzie Meekhof gave great advice on dealing with relocation, which is an issue I have been contemplating. Jim Kundratic gave excellent advice on how he has made genuine connections with the employees working under his supervision. Tom Cobett shared a lot of wisdom from his decades of experience. Alll of the speakers gave practical advice that will help me transtion from a studet to a professional.

I know that all of the connections I made at the event with industry representatives and fellow students will pay dividends in the future This event was a once in a lifetime opportunity that will potentially shape my career path. It was an honor to have been selected to attend such a fantastic event. I look forward to giving back to FEF in the future, in hopes of making the CIC even better!

P.A. - Wisc-Platteville 12/2/16

I am writing to say thank you for the generous Clifford Chier Memorial Scholarship. I was sincerely honored and excited to learn that I had been chosen for this scholarshp.

I would also like to thank you for the opportunity to attend the College Industry Conference. I thoroughly enjoyed my time talking to potential employers and making contacts within the industry. I look frward to soon starting a career in the cast metals industry helping to improve and to continue making it great. By giving me this scholarship I can make the most out of my schooling by puttting more effort into my studies and less into financing school. It allows me to spend more time working in the lab and on projects.

Once again, I would like to thank you for your generosity and your help with my college education. Your assistance in my education inspires me to give back to the industry with knowledge and hard work and hopefully someday, helping a student with their education.

D.F. - Missouri S&T 12/12/16

I would like to thank you ad FEF for the opportunity to be a part of the College Industry Conference. I made many connections with both industry and fellow students. It was amazing to see the sheer number of students interested in the foundry industry. The chance to attend a career fair solely focused on the cast metals industry was quite the boon and I am very thankful for being selected as a delegate.

I  also was appreciative of the final night and the chance to relax with the other delegates and industry professionals.

T.A. - Missouri S&T 12/12/16

I want to start out by saying thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend CIC. CIC gave me the resources that I will use to advance my casting career in the future. The event put on by FEF was one of the best I have seen. Everyone I met was kind and caring about my future career in casting. The passion that everyonee has for the industry amazes me. The industry is essentially one big family and a family that I am proud to be a part of. Making this event an all-expenses paid trip also made it possible for me to attend and my fellow classmates. I will make it a duty of mine to attend CIC's in the future and to be an active member during my career. Encouraging future students to become a member of FEF is crucial and I will inspire who I can.

Thank you again for this opportunity , and I look forward to future meetings.

K.S. - Milwaukee School of Engineering 12/12/16

The College Industry Conference in Chicago was awesome! It was my first time at a conference like that, and I had so much fun meeting other students from around the counry and talking about our interests. I also really enjoyed speaking to so many industry professionals about the field. I  am very excited for the opportunities that lie ahead and I look forward to staying in touch with my FEF family!

E.D. - Trine 12/1/16

Thank you for the FEF scholarship. It will be extremely helpful my senior year of college. Thank you for encouraging me in mechanical engineering.

R.M. - Penn State Behrend 11/14/16

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the generous scholarship that you gave me. It is very much appreciated, and will be very helpful to me financially. It is very encouraging to receive an honor like this and know that I have the support of the Foundry Educational Foundation. Once again, I thank you for such a generous award. 

Z.S. - Trine University 10/15/16

I was one of the FEF scholarship recipients at Trine's Foundry night. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for selecting me as a recipient for one of the scholarships. I am very honored and humbled to receive this. This scholarship will be a great help in funding some of my college expenses. It will take some of the stress off my shoulders and I am very grateful for that.

Next semester I am looking forward to co-oping at Metal Technologies in Auburn, Indiana. I feel this will be a great opportunity in allowing me to further my knowledge in the cast industry and make an impact at a company within the industry.

Once again, it was great meeting with you at Foundry Night.

T.R. - Wisconsin-Platteville 9/14/16

I would like to thank you for the scholarshp that I received at the Stateline Chapter meeting. The money is being used towards my tuition bill. I look forward to an exciting future in the metal casting industry! Thank you again!

D.S. - Wisconsin-Platteville 6/3/16

I am writing to thank you for the scholarship - I am honored to have been one of the few who've been selected for this type of scholarship.

I am a Manufacturing Technology Management major with minors in Metals Processing, Drafting & Product Design and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. My main focus is to stay involved with the casting industry through metallurgical sciences and rapid prototyping. I plan to use my skills in an investment casting foundry some day or in a metal printing laboratory. This next coming semester, I will be a senior, and I plan to graduate either in the fall of 2017 or spring of 2018. I am involved with the AFS - Platteville Chapter, going on plant tours and class trips. It is because of scholrships like this one that help out with going on these endeavors. Thank you very much!

By awarding me the scholarship, I am able to afford to participate in many unique opportunities here in Platteville, which further my education. I am learning a lot about the casting industry and can say that I am able to stick out from my peers because of financial help like this. Your generosity has inspired me to continue down the path I have paved out for myself. I hope to one day contribute to the casting industry as a whole for the better.

A.W. - Wisconsin-Platteville 6/3/16

I am writing to thank you for your generous Foundry Educational Foundation scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as a recipient of the scholarship.

I am a Mechanical Engineering major with minors in Metals Processing Technology and Spanish. I plan to pursue a career in the foundry industry upon graduating. I had an internship this past summer at Callen Manufacturing working with the Process Engineer to learn about the die casting process. I conducted studies on die casting defects by analyzing flow simulation data and modifying the parameters controlling the casting process. I also worked with customers and tool shops on quoting new jobs and helping work through various modifications to improve the castability of new and existing jobs. This internship helped to solidify my interest in the metalcasting field. This summer, I have an internship at Dotson Iron Castings where I hope to learn more about ductile iron and sand casting.

By awarding me this scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school - learning. I hope to be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me by being active in both FEF and AFS as a professional.

R.G. - Alabama-Birmingham 5/23/16

Thank you so much for your generous scholarship. I really appreciate being considered and awarded this FEF scholarship. Every penny helps toward my passion for metalcasting and I'm excited to see where it leads me!

E.K. - Wisconsin-Platteville 5/23/16

I wanted to take some time to thank you for the suport you have supplied me as well as UW Platteville throughout my college career. I recently received a scholarship at the AFS Stateline scholarship meeting. The money that I received throughout my college career has helped me focus on school and metal processing related projects at school. I am happy to say that I have accepted a full-time job in the metal casting industry and plan to work in the industry for years to come.

B.H. - Trine University 5/9/16

I want to show my appreciation for being chosen as a recipient of an FEF scholarship. Thank you so much for your generous donation toward my education. It means a lot to my family and me, whose financial burden has been lessened by this schoalrship. I plan on using the aid to purchase books for next semester and pay off a portion of my student tuition. I look forward to my senior year at Trine University and cannot wait for the opportunity to plunge into a career in design manufacturing engineering. Although metal casting has not been a focus in my education, I find it very fascinating and would be very happy in a position that uses such processes. I have been a part of the FEF for about half a year but I have already found the worth in this organization. The value that I have found is in the resources that the FEF has allowed me to use. Because of the FEF, I gained notice from three potentialinternships. One day I hope to help a student in need through the FEF in a way that it has helped me. Once again, thank you.

D.B. - Wisconsin-Platteville 5/17/16

I would like to personally thank you for the scholarship that I received. The generosity that is shown by FEF, AFS and the individuals within the organizations is truly incredible and is very much appreciated by myself and everyone else affected by this organization.

In the past, I have been involved with the metals/manufacturing department at my high school doing a fair amount of machining, welding and casting. There have been several opportunities for me to go back and interact with the students by showing them how to use equipment more efficiently and helping to show them other options that are out there in terms of schooling and careers. I am currently involved in learning about the foundry industry and also in the AFS chapter in Platteville. By getting involved in AFS, I have learned a large amount about casting, how the industry works, what kind of people are involved in it, and how close knit the industry really is. Now that I've graduated, I've accepted a position at Milwaukee Valve in Prairie du Sac, WI. I was hired on as a metallurgical and Process Engineer and am looking forward to my opportunities there!

Once again, thank you very much for the scholarship and the opportunities that are associated with FEF and AFS and the possibilities they present.

T.B. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

Thanks so much for everything you have done to continue foundry interest in students. Thank you for the scholarship, it will go to great use.

L.M. - Texas State 5/9/16

The Foundry Educational Foundation is a very important part of Texas State University. We are the only school that is FEF certified in the state of Texas and we take pride in that. I am thankful that there is a foundation around students that love metal foundry. It is something that sets Texas State University apart from the other Texas schools and I take pride in the metal work and research that occurs here. I am proud to receive this award and this scholarship will help me fund the rest of my education, thank you for this FEF scholarship. I will be graduating this year after I complete a summer internship with Martin Gear and Sprocket Foundry in Dallas, Texas. I plan on continuing my employment with them after the internship or maybe another metal foundry. Thank you again for this FEF award and scholarship.

J.V. - Wisconsin-Platteville 5/17/16

I was very happy when I found out that my professor had selected me to be one of the recipients at the banquet night. I am writing to thank you for your generosity; the extra money will go to helping fund my move home and to start helping pay for my student loans. This money will also help relieve the amount of money I will have to borrow from my parents for my student loans.

I am an Industrial Technology Management major with an emphasis in Manufacturing Technology Management and a minor in Metals Processing. I just graduated from my senior year. Currently I am accepting a position at CastAlloy Corp. I will be working in the maintenance department full time. I am extremely excited to be a part of their team. In the future, I would like to move my way up to be the maintenance supervisor.

By awarding me with this money, I am able to concentrate on what is important for me, and that is my education. Your financial generosity has allowed me to reach my goal of graduating and has inspired me to help others by offering my help and advice where it is needed.

J.L. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

I am writing to thank you for your generous FEF scholarship. I am very appreciative of this gift. I am a 4th year material science and engineering student, but I plan to graduate in December of 2017. I have not yet decided upon a career path, but I am interning this summer with Canadian National Railway, in their standards department. Your donation will greatly help with textbooks and housing this fall. Thank you again for your contribution.

P.J. - Texas State 5/9/16

I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for being chosen for the FEF scholarship. I am honored to be selected for such a generous award, and will do my best to meet and exceed the expectations presented to me and to represent FEF as the prestigious organization that it is. I will also take advantage of this opportunity to help recruit more students into metal casting and the foundry industry by sharing the many wondersul experiences and opportunities I have experienced within the industry, and because of FEF.

I plan on continuing my research under Dr. Laura Bartlett to further educate myself about the foundry industry and metal casting. Furthermore, my position as chairman of our university's AFS chapter provides me with a very unique opportunity to reach out to and inspire more students about the industry. Through these mediums, I hope to take advantage of this award presented to me by FEF to expose more individuals to the industry and to benefit it in every way I can.

Once again, I am very appreciative of the funds awarded to me by FEF. I will hold myself to the high standards expected from our FEF students and work hard to profit the industry however I can.

P.A. - Wisconsin-Platteville 5/17/16

I am writing to say thank you for the generous scholarship. I was sincerely honored and excited to learn that I had been chosen for this scholarship.

I am a junior majoring in Manufacturing Technology Management, with a minor in Metals Processing at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. I plan to continue my education here in school and in the foundry industry after because it is an industry that I am excited about.

Once again, I would like to thank you for your generosity and your help with my college education. I plan to continue to work hard on my education and to one day give my knowledge back to others either in industry or in education.

J.C. - Texas State 5/9/16

My sincere thanks goes out to you and your organization for this FEF scholarship. Receiving this award has accelerated my desire for the foundry industry. This industry has always intrigued me since I had been fortunate enough to be employed by a foundry in the past. Employment in this foundry made me realize that I longed for more knowledge in regards to the science and processes that go along with this industry. With this award, it eases some of the financial burden my family and I face because of my late start in pursuing a solid education in the manufacturing sector. Once again thank you for the contribution towards my education.

L.G. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

Thank you so much for the opportunity to receive such a wonderful scholarship! The foundry experience at Michigan Tech has been incredibly valuable and it, along with this scholarship, will help to build my Materials Engineering career! 

G.C. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

I would like to thank you for the great opportunity that you have given me and the other students at Michigan Tech to receive FEF scholarships. It was great to feel like the activities done within the department had a contribution to our college success.

M.C. - Texas State 5/9/16

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for awarding me this scholarship. I appreciate your recognition of my efforts. This scholarship will help me finish my studies at Texas State University and it will also help me with my move to Ohio. I will be starting my career with General Motors at their powertrain foundry facility. Again, thank you and I look forward to maintaining my relationship with FEF.

M.G. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

As a arecipient of an FEF scholarship, I am writing to express my gratitude to you for your enerous support. Your belief in my aspirations to reach my higher educational goals means so much to me. Thank you for your thoughtful and generous gift. This award will make a large impact in lightening the financial burden of my tuition expenses. I aspire to one day help others as you have helped me. Thank you again so much.

B.B. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

I received a scholarship supported by FEF funds this semester and want to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity. This scholarship will help me with tuition, housing, and books for my final semester at Michigan Tech. Thank you for your generosity to me and your continued support of our school.

H.C. - Wisconsin-Platteville 5/17/16

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making this scholarship possible. FEF is a generous organization that has helped me financially and provided me with many opportunities.

I am a mechanical engineering student with a minor in metals processing technology. Without the financial support, I would not be able to take the additional courses outside of my major. My favorite classes were casting and metallurgy. All of these courses offered so much valuable hands on experience. The metalcasting industry has so many opportunities that I would not be aware of if it was not for the Foundry Educational Foundation. I will be graduating soon and look forward to securing a career within the industry.

Thank you again for your support and generosity. Receiving this scholarship has inspired me to help my community and give back to others. One day I hope to give back by helping other students just as you have helped me.

J.D. - Texas State 5/12/16

Thank you for awarding me with this generous scholarship from the Foundry Educational Foundation. It is a great honor to be considered worthy of this award amongst other candidates.

My heart is warmed by the generosity and encouragement I have received from the FEF community, and I am proud to be a member of a community that holds the future generations of the industry in such high esteem.

P.S. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you and the FEF for your generous scholarship. I am excited to continue my study of metalcasting and am thankful for the many opportunities made available to me in pursuing a career in the field. I intend to use the FEF scholarship to fund travel to conferences: AISTech 2016 and MS&T '16 are two I am looking forward to this year. Thank you again for your generous support.

T.S. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

Thank you for your contribution towards my degree - it will be put to good use. Many thanks.

C.M. - Texas State 5/12/16

I would like to thank you and the members of FEF for the scholarship opportunity that I have been given. Over the past couple months everyone in the foundry industry has treated me like family, and I am so glad to finally be a part of something I love. This summer I will be interning at Martin Gear and Sprocket in Dallas, TX and I truly feel blessed with all the help and support I receive. So many doors have opened up for me, and I couldn't be more grateful. I hope in my future, after college, I continue to grow and excel in the foundry industry. I would like to thank you and all the members of FEF for allowing me this scholarship opportunity and for allowing me to continue to gain more knowledge in the foundry business.

N.T. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

Thank you for the scholarship through the FEF! Your generosity has allowed me to study at one of the best universities. I have had the unique opportunity to work on multiple projects that have exposed me to the metal casting industry. The experience I have gained cannot be replaced. Your support and program makes a difference on campus.

M.O. - Michigan Tech 5/12/16

Thank you for your scholarship, it was very appreciated and a great time for it. I look forward to working with you in the future.

N.P. - Wisconsin-Platteville 5/9/16

I would like to take the time to thank you for the opportunity to further my education at UW Platteville through the Foundry Educational Foundation. With your help, I am receiving a Degree in Manufacturing Technology Management and a Metals Minor. I am currently a Senior and the scholarship I received is going to allow me the chance to finish my schooling and receive a job in the Foundry Industry. The FEF Program has not only helped fund students but allows our University to teach the students the required skills for after school in the work force. Again, I would like to thank you for your continued support of students and the schools striving to work in the foundry industry.

K.P. - Western Michigan 4/11/16

I wanted to take the time to thank you for choosing me as a recipient for the 2015/2016 FEF scholarship. I will use the money toward my tuition and fees for the next school year. I will stay in touch with you throughout the following school year. Thank you again fro choosing me. It is a big honor and I will always be grateful to have been granted this award.

E.K. - Wisc-Platteville 4/11/16

I would like to take the time to thank you and AFS for my AFS Northeast Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship. Being a graduating senior, all of the support that AFS and FEF has provided me in the last year has been incredible. Having the opportunities that I have had in the last year to network with companies that are looking for full time employees, and having the financial support to take the necessary time away from school and work to pursue the career I want has been awesome. I know that I will stay involved with AFS and FEF during my career in the metal casting industry.

G.D. - Cal Poly-Pomona 4/4/16

Thank you so much for the FEF scholarship! This scholarship will be most beneficial with this being my last quarter as an undergrad. I look forward to the CastExpo. I am glad to be an FEF student and excited to begin my career in the metalcasting industry. Bless you for your kindness.

L.B. - Wisc-Platteville 4/4/16

I would like to personally thank you for the scholarship that I received at the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter AFS meeting. The generosity that is shown by FEF, AFS and the individuals within the organizations is truly incredible and is very much appreciated by myself and everyone else affected by this organization.

In the past, I have been involved with the metals/manufacturing department at my high school doing a fair amount of machining, welding and casting. There have been several opportunities for me to go back and interact with the students by showing them how to use equipment more efficiently and helping to show them other options that are out there in terms of schooling and careers. I am currently a senior with a Manufacturing major and a metals processing minor. With one semester left, I am very involved in learning about the foundry industry and also in the AFS chapter in Platteville. By getting involved in AFS, I have learned a large amount about casting, how the industry works, what kind of people are involved in it, and how close knit the industry really is. When I'm done with school, I hope to get a job in the foundry industry working as a foundry engineer or a process engineer with my interests being specifically oriented towards processes, metallurgy, or maintenance. But until then, I plan on getting as much out of my time here at Platteville as I can.

Once again, thank you very much for the scholarship and the opportunities that are associated with FEF and AFS and the possibilities they present.

L.P. - Trine 3/16/16

Thank you very much for selecting me as a scholarship recipient. This money wil help me finish these last few years of college. It is nice to see my interest in metals casting being acknowledged. This scholarship alone, will drive me to further strive for success in the metals foundry industry. Thank you again.

M.T. - Wisc-Milwaukee 3/9/16

It was my pleasure to be selected for the FEF and AFS Northeast Wisconsin Chapter scholarships. I really appreciate being selected as a recipient for these two scholarships. These scholarships help me a lot so I can concentrate more on my reserach which relates to foundry and casting of metals. As you may know, I will graduate in May 2016 and will be looking for a job. I hope to find a job in an industry which relates to foundry and metal casting. In addition, I am going to be engaged with FEF and AFS in the future.

M.B. - Wisc-Milwaukee 3/9/16

I am writing to you today to thank you for selecting me as a recipient for the FEF scholarship, as well as the Barker scholarship. It was an honor to be chosen out of a fine group of students who are dedicated to the metal casting industry. These scholarships will help support me as I continue to do research in metal castings, and will help me to achieve my goals of becoming an FEF college instructor in the future. I hope to educate and inspire young students to achieve their dreams of becoming engineers as well. I also enjoyed attending the (Wisconsin) regional conference. I learned a lot by speaking with industry leaders and with students & faculty from other colleges. I look forward to being engaged with FEF & AFS in the future to help keep Wisconsin a leader in the metal casting industry.

S.K. - Wisc-Milwaukee 3/2/16

Thank you for the two very generous scholarships. I am honored that you chose me to receive these amazing awards. I appreciate the encouragement and belief you have in my future education and career goals. I look forward to helping FEF in the future and to encouraging others in the community to see the remarkable goals you help students to achieve. Thank you again so much for the generous scholarships.

J.H. - Trine 2/26/16

I wanted to write to express my appreciation for the scholarship that you have elected to award me this spring. My education has been a continued priority throughout my life, and I take joy in the opportunity of attending college. Over the course of my college education, the Foundry Educational Foundation has been an incredible blessing to myself and my family. It is organizations, such as yours, that have encouraged me to pursue a career in the metal casting industry. As I transition into a full-time position, I do not believe that I will soon forget the support that I was provided during college.

D.A. - Trine 2/29/16

Thank you for selecting me to be the recipient of a 2015/16 Foundry Educational Foundation scholarship. It is through your generous financial support that college students, like me, can continue to pursue their dreams. I hope one day I will be able to help and inspire students to achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

J.B. - Pittsburg State 2/16/16

I am enrolled as a Manufacturing Engineering major and also as an FEF student member. Thank you SO much for my scholarship. I absolutely was speechless when I was called by my adviser to be told that I had earned one from your organization. I will be using all of the money towards my education for books, fees and courses for the upcoming semester(s). You guys have continued to give me the dirve to be a successful student and hopefully intern as I am currently looking into upcoming internships this summer. Again, thank you and look forward to a continued career as an FEF student. I am truly blessed.

Z.R. - Purdue 2/12/16

I just wanted to thank you for providing the club with the opportunity to go on this trip (AFS Wisconsin Regional). It was exciting to be a part of the atmosphere, interacting with the other schools that were there and learning about the processes they use...We were able to have intelligent conversations with the other schools...Also exploring the other techniques and processes used by the companies that were there was very neat to see. This was a phenomenal opportunity for us and I am very thankful that you could make this possible.

F.G. - Pittsburg State 2/2/16

I greatly appreciate the monetary gift and recognition for the recent scholarship I have received. This will be spent responsibly in order to further my education in the metal casting industry. It was quite an honor to be selected.

M.E. - Missouri Univ of Science & Tech 11/30/15

Thanks to all of you at FEF for your hard work in putting together the CIC. I had a fantastic time at the event, and it was awesome to see that much industrial support for students. I love the metalcasting industry and look forward to my future in the foundry business.

D.R. - Pittsburg State 11/30/15

I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding job you and the rest of the staff did organizing the CIC event. I had a great time and met some wondersul people, who will hopefully turn into life long friends within the industry. I look forward to being a part of the event once I am in th industry to help recruit top level college students.

P.L. - Western Michigan 11/29/15

I had a great time at the CIC and I can not thank you guys enough for all your effort. The time you guys put into this event allows us to come and enjoy with little stress. Without this event, we would not know of the many career opportunities available in metal casting. Your efforts are truly advancing the metal casting industry!

I hope to one day be a part of the industry side of this conference, whether through recruiting employees or donating to the scholarships. The FEF has certainly helped me immensely in my metal casting path, and I recognize the need to give back. Thanks again. 

D.B. - Wisconsin-Platteville 11/29/15

I would like to personally thank you for the scholarship that I received at the College Industry Conference. The generosity that is shown by FEF, AFS and the individuals within the organization is tryly incredible and is very much appreciated by myself and everyone else affected by this organization.

In the past, I have been involved in the metals/manufacturing department at my high school doing a fair amount of machining, welding and casting. There have been several opportunities for me to go back and interact with the students by showing them how to use equpment more efficiently and helping to show them other options that are out there in terms of schooling and careers. I am currently a senior with a Manufacturing major and a metals processing minor. With one semester left, I am very involved in learning about the foundry industry and also in the AFS chapter in Platteville. By getting involved in AFS, I have learned a large amount about casting, how the industry works, what kind of people are involved in it, and how close knit the industry really is. When I'm done with school, I hope to get a job in the foundry industry working as a foundry engineer or a process egineer with my interests being specifically oriented towards processes, metallurgy or maintenance. But until then, I plan on getting as much out of my time here at Platteville as I can.

Once again, thank you very much for the scholarship and the opportunities that are associated with FEF and AFS and the possibilities they present.

W.K. - Purdue 11/23/15

Thank you for the scholarship! It makes a great difference to know that FEF is doing what it can to help students in their goal of workingg in the foundry industry. Thank you for your support.

D.A. - Trine University 11/9/15

Thank you for selecting me to be the recipient of an FEF scholarship. It is through yuour generous financial support that college students, like me, can continue to pursue their dreams. I hope one day I will be able to help and inspire engineering students to achieve their goals just as you have helped me.