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Application deadline: December 1, 2015

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AISC David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarships......................................... awards totaling $40,000!


Applicants must be:

    • the child of an AISC Full member company employee OR share a permanent residence with an AISC Full member company employee. Employees must work for a facility that produces, distributes or fabricates structural steel for use in buildings and bridges and whose tonnage is used in the calculation of the members required contributions to the AISC Education Foundation.
    • a Freshman or Sophomore level student during the 2016-17 academic year.
    • attending a 2-year or 4-year college full-time.

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2015-2016 Academic Year Winners

Thank you to all of the students who applied for the 2015-2016 Fast Start Scholarships. A special congratulations to the winners of the 2015-2016 awards!

Winners Attending 2-Year Schools

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Award

Adam Fechter

Highland Community College Adam Fechter - HME, Inc. $2,000

Omar Gomez

Ohlone College Luis Gomez - Olson Steel $2,000

Coleby Hutchinson

Mississippi Delta Community College Charles Hutchinson, Jr. - Cives Steel Company $2,000

Nathaniel Mendez 

Fresno City College Henry Mendez - Olson Steel $2,000

Caden Woods

Colorado Northwestern Community College Gary Woods - Western Slope Iron & Supply Inc. $2,000

Winners Attending 4-Year Schools

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Award

Cassidy Bartlett

University at Buffalo Stephen Bartlett - JPW Structural Contracting $5,000

Jennifer Figueroa

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jose Figueroa - Chief Industries, Inc. $5,000

Lindsey Gilberg

Drake University Pamela Gilberg - PACAL, LLC $5,000

Samuel Kupiec

Union College Kenneth Kupiec - Cives Steel Company $5,000

Kristen Schaffer

University of Rhode Island James Schaffer - American Welding Co., Inc. $5,000

Andrew Wong

University of San Diego Lan Lu - Olson Steel $5,000

Photos coming soon!

The 2015-2016 judging panel included:

Brad Bourne, AISC Education Foundation Chair
Babette Freund, AISC Board Member
David Harwell, AISC Past Chair
Larry Kruth, AISC Board Member
Rex Lewis, AISC Past Chair
David Ratterman, AISC General Counsel