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Fast Start Scholarships - Application Now Open!

2018-19 Academic Year AISC Fast Start Scholarships

AISC David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarships................................. awards totaling $42,000!

Application deadline (extended to): December 8, 2017


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 2018-19 academic year.
    • attending a 2-year or 4-year college full-time.

2017-18 Fast Start Scholarship Winners

Winners Attending 2-Year Programs

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Amount
Kasside Cain Kirkwood Community College Mark Cain,  Drake Williams Steel $2,000
Taylor Clifton Parkland College Kris Clifton, OmniSource $2,000
Mackenzie Magsamen undecided Jamie Sherman, Hehlen Manufacturing $2,000
Tristan Moseley undecided Jared Moseley, Cives Steel Company Mid South Division


Jarrett Schneider undecided Dorothy Schneider, Clark Machine Corporation


Winners Attending 4-Year Schools

Name School AISC Member Company Employee Amount
Clayton Berrisford undecided Mike Berrisford, F.A. Wilhelm Construction $5,000
Kellie Elmen undecided Jon Elmen, SME Steel Industries $5,000
Joshua Leiter undecided Scott Leiter, Evans Metal $5,000
Jacob Meyer Purdue University Matthew Meyer, Steel Dynamics, Inc. $5,000
Ariana Olazaba undecided Esteban Olazaba, Brown Strauss Steel $5,000
Kylee Roberts Northern Arizona University Michael Roberts, Brown Strauss Steel


Jennifer Wolf undecided Keith Wolf, Shepard Steel Co., Inc. $5,000

2017-18 Judging Panel

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