Nordson Corp. recently announced it has awarded a total of 100 college scholarships for the 2014-15 school year through its Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program.

“The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry,” said Amonica Davis, program officer. “It was created to serve as an economic and workforce development engine for Nordson Corp. and the manufacturing industry as a whole. Ideally, Nordson BUILDS identifies a talent pool to fill the gaps of an aging workforce in manufacturing, introduces Nordson to academically motivated students pursuing technical-training programs and college degrees suitable for a career in manufacturing and corporate America, and meets the advanced technical and educational demands of a global manufacturing company that desires to be innovative and productive.”

Students across the U.S. in communities where Nordson has facilities are eligible to apply for Nordson BUILDS scholarships ranging from $2,000-10,000. For the 2014-15 Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program, administered by the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), a total of 81 postsecondary students were selected to receive a Nordson BUILDS scholarship. Another 19 high-achieving students from non-profit organizations, such as Esperanza, which provides educational and scholarship support to Hispanic students, were also given Nordson BUILDS college scholarships.

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