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Fast Start Scholarships - Application Open!

2019-20 Academic Year AISC Fast Start Scholarships

AISC David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarships................................. awards totaling $60,000!

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible 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 full 2019-20 academic year.
  • attending a 2-year or 4-year college full-time.

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2018-19 Fast Start Scholarship Winners

Winners Attending 2-Year Programs

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Amount
Ashley Allen Jones County Junior College Annette Allen, Steel Service $2,000
Kasside Cain Kirkwood Community College Mark Cain,  Drake Williams Steel $2,000
Kayelen Joiner
Holmes Community College Lenny Joiner, Steel Services Corp. $2,000
Kolby Lawrence
Kennebec Valley Community College Raymond Lawrence, Newport Industrial Fabrication Inc. $2,000
Jonathan Martin
Kansas State Polytechnic Peggy Martin, PKM Steel Service, Inc.


Kyle Rhinerson
Ohio Technical College Greg Rhinerson, Electronics Research Inc.


Joseph Richter Bismarck State College
Paul Richter, True North Steel


Winners Attending 4-Year Schools

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Amount
YeChan Bang Clemson University
Kyeong Bang, Owen Steel Company, Inc. $4,000
Max Fricks Drury University
David Fricks, Merrill Iron and Steel $4,000
Garrett James Middle Tennessee State University
Kim James, Cooper Steel $4,000
Paul Kelly Rochester Institute of Technology
James Kelly, Schlosser Steel, Inc. $4,000
Renae Loera University of La Verne
Bell Bros. Steel, Inc.


Kaylee Pagel Towson University Eugene Pagel, Merrill Steel $4,000
Ashton Robertson University of Southern Indiana Alisha Saalwaechter, Allstate Tower, Inc. $4,000
Natalia Valentin Universidad de Puerto Rico-Rio Pierdras Wilfredo Valentin, Steel and Pipes, Inc. $4,000

2018-19 Judging Panel

Jack Klimp, Vice Chair, AISC Board of Directors
Lawrence Cox, AISC Board Member
Babette Freund, AISC Board Member
Patrick Leonard, AISC Board Member
Hugh McCaffrey, AISC Board Member
David Ratterman, AISC General Counsel