University Programs

Fast Start Scholarships

Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year AISC David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarships

Awards totaling $76,000!

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 AISC.
  • a Freshman or Sophomore level student during the full 2020-21 academic year.
  • attending a 2-year or 4-year college full-time.

Click below to access the student online application form.


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 AISC Scholarship winners!

AISC congratulates the winners of the 2020-2021 academic year AISC David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarships.

2020-2021 Fast Start Scholarship Winners

Winners Attending 2-Year Programs

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Amount
Cody Bell Chaffey College Bell Bros. Steel, Inc. $2,000
McKenna Bruin Muskegon Community College Van Dellen Steel Inc. $2,000
Sarah Bryant Montgomery County Community College Schlosser Steel, Inc. $2,000
Jacob Dodd Mississippi Delta Community College Cives Steel Company $2,000
MaKenzie Enderlin Northeast Community College Behlen Manufacturing $2,000
Ethan Fusini University of Massachusetts Amherst Berkshire Bridge and Iron Company, Inc. $2,000
Breanna Gerhardt Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Lincoln Contracting and Equipment Co.


Sabrina Hackett Moberly Area Community College DeLong's Inc.


Daniel Hartman Universal Technical Institute Morrow Steel Fabricators


Brooklynn Magsamen Central Community College Behlen Manufacturing


Jaden Majewski Elgin Community College Ralph H Simpson Company


Morgan Meridith Central Community College - Platte Campus Behlen Manufacturing Company


Nolan Schultz Ivy Tech Cives Steel Company


Mackenzie Shull Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Shickel Corporation


Vincent Stolz Iowa Western Community College Drake-Williams Steel, Inc.


Briana Wright Emporia State University R.K. Steel, Inc.


Winners Attending 4-Year Schools

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Amount
Jaxon Allsage University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Veritas Steel $4,000
Shea Baechle University of Missouri - Columbia Imperial Metal Company, Inc. $4,000
Aaliyah Biamby Thomas College James A. McBrady, Inc. $4,000
Michael Clancy University of Nebraska, Lincoln Capital Contractors, Inc.


Kasten Grape Morningside College Behlen Building Systems $4,000
Alicia Lichacz University of Kentucky Lockport Steel Fabricators, LLC $4,000
Nicholas Maloney Penn State University L.B. Foster Company $4,000
Cooper Morrison California State University, Long Beach Herrick Corporation $4,000
Isabel Morrison University of the Pacific Herrick Corporation $4,000
Jared Ritchie Northeastern University Shepard Steel Co., Inc. $4,000
Hannah Tucker Truman State University Affton Fabricating & Welding Co., Inc. $4,000

2020-2021 Judging Panel

David B. Ratterman, Scholarship Committee Chair
Charles J. Carter, AISC President
Lawrence Cox, AISC Board Member
Hugh McCaffrey, AISC Board Member
Patrick Schueck, AISC Board Member
Matt Smith, AISC Board Member
Glenn Tabolt, AISC Board Member