George J. Barker Memorial Scholarship
The George J. Barker Memorial Scholarship supports GRADUATE LEVEL educational efforts, including direct student scholarships, in arts and sciences beneficial to the cast metal industry, particularly within the membership areas for the AFS chapters in Wisconsin. If you are not a Graduate Student, you may want to apply for the AFS Wisconsin Past President Scholarship (if you qualify) - click here.
Applications are submitted electronically on the FEF website and initially evaluated by the FEF. Final evaluation and selection of grant recipients are made through an interview process conducted by the George J. Barker Memorial Research Foundation Interview and Evaluation Committee. This Committee conducts interviews of each candidate either in person or via telephone. The Committee uses a cascade of criteria in considering applications. The maximum award could be as much as $5,000.00 although many factors such as funds availability, the number of qualified applicants, the needs of the individual applicants and the screening criteria below all can affect the sizes of the awards.
YOU MUST HAVE A COMPLETE AND UPDATED FEF STUDENT PROFILE
- The Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Preference is then given as follows:
- Resident of the State of Wisconsin
- Resident of a state adjacent to Wisconsin
- Resident other than above
- Education - School
- Preference is given as follows:
- Attending an FEF accredited or affiliated school in the State of Wisconsin
- Attending any other FEF accredited or affiliated school
- Attending a Wisconsin school
- Attending any other school
- Education - Course of Study - Please include this information in the text box below
- The Applicant must be actively pursuing graduate level studies and must be performing at an acceptable level. Preference is then given as follows:
- Pursuing a course of study in Engineering or the hard sciences directly related to the foundry industry and most likely leading to employment in the foundry industry
- Pursuing a course of study leading to employment in the foundry industry
- Pursuing a course of study leading to employment in academia in a field related to the foundry industry
- Work Experience - Please include this information in the text box below
- It is not required that the Applicant be employed. Full time students are eligible. However, preference is given as follows:
- Currently employed full time or part time by a Wisconsin foundry
- Currently employed full time or part time by a foundry outside of Wisconsin
- Likely to begin employment or remain employed in the foundry industry
- All applications must be received by December 15th of the current year.
- (deadlines are subject to change from year to year)
- Thank you for your submission; you have been sent a copy of your application. It will be reviewed for completeness prior to submission to the selection committee. If there are any changes or updates that need to be made, we will contact you within 72 hours.
- YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED AN FEF STUDENT PROFILE AND it would be helpful if you uploaded your resume.
- To apply AND if you are a Graduate Student, please fill out the following application form:
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