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Application deadline: December 1, 2016

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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 2017-18 academic year.
    • attending a 2-year or 4-year college full-time.

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2016-2017 Academic Year Winners

Thank you to all of the students who applied for the 2016-2017 Fast Start Scholarships. A special congratulations to the winners of the 2016-2017 awards!

Winners Attending 2-Year Schools

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Award

Kaitlyn DeVos

Lake Area Technical Institute David Schrunk - SMI and Hydraulics $2,000

Carter Riechmann

Indian Hills Community College Matt Riechmann - Johnson Machine Works $2,000

Shelby Snider

Lansing Community Colelge Gregory Snider - Douglas Steel $2,000

Sean Templeton

Missouri State Technical College Chanda McCrary - Doing Steel, Inc. $2,000

Sarah Unger
Blue Ridge Community College Alexander Unger - Shickel Corporation $2,000

Jaelyn Walters

Casper College Jeffery Walters - TrueNorth Steel $2,000

Carli Beveridge

University of Connecticut  Ronald Beveridge - United Steel $1,000

Breeanna Cash

Kansas City Kansas Community College  Eric Harber - Steel and PIpe Supply Company $1,000

Makaylah Howard

Mount Wachusett Community College  Lynn Howard - Apollo Steel LLC $1,000

Winners Attending 4-Year Schools

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Award

Autum Auxier

TBD Curtis Auxier - Cives Steel Inc., Mid-West Division $5,000

Serena Lewis

University of Denver Eric Lewis - Puma Steel $5,000

Alberto Montemayor

TBD Alberto Montemayor - Steel and Pipe Supply Company $5,000

Dylan Neutgens

Montana Tech Paul Neutgens - American Steel, Inc. $5,000

Jailyn Smith

Mississippi State University Guy Smith - Cives Steel Inc., Mid-South Division $5,000

The 2016-2017 judging panel included:

Brad Bourne, AISC Education Foundation Chair
Lawrence Cox, AISC Board Member
Babette Freund, AISC Board Member
Lawrence Kruth, AISC Board Member
Patrick Leonard, AISC Board Member
Rex Lewis, AISC Past Chair
David Ratterman, AISC General Counsel