NTMF 2019 Scholarship Season is open for business!

The National Tooling & Machining Foundation scholarships provide financial support to students advancing their education and pursuing careers in manufacturing. In 2018, the NTMF granted $42,500 in scholarships, double what was granted in 2017. We look forward to receiving even more applications in 2019.

Do you know a deserving student in your shop, your community, your Chapter or your family that is pursuing their education in manufacturing?

We need your help to engage and recruit qualified applicants for the Brock Babb and Edwin Vobeda Scholarships for 2019.

Students that apply for either scholarship must have a letter of recommendation from an NTMA member in good standing. Please share the scholarship information below with your employees, interns, co-ops, and others in your community to help connect people with financial assistance for their educational pursuits in the machining, tool and die, and other related industries.

Brock Babb Memorial Scholarship
The Brock Babb Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship in support of students advancing their education and pursuing careers in manufacturing. The scholarship is named in honor and memory of Sergeant Brock A. Babb who gave his life defending our country and our freedom, the son of one of our long time members Terry Babb, Apex Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. in Evansville, IN.

Edwin Vobeda Memorial Scholarship
The Edwin Vobeda Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship created through a charitable donation from the Edwin F. and Mildred Vobeda Charitable Remainder Trust in support of students residing in the Central Time Zone advancing their education to pursue a career in the tool and die industry.

Online applications will be accepted from January 1 – April 1, 2019.
Click over to for more information. Please contact Bill Padnos at with any questions.





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