- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Rockford resident wins $1,500 FMA scholarship
Rockford resident Jacob Ellenberger has received a $1,500 scholarship toward his post-secondary education from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), Intl. Ellenberger will attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and plans to major in mechanical engineering.
“We applaud Jacob for being selected as a 2011 FMA scholarship winner and are pleased to assist him in fulfilling his academic goals,” said Gerald Shankel, president and CEO of the FMA. “Jacob recognizes that working a skilled manufacturing job can be rewarding financially and fulfilling personally, and with the education he has chosen, he will be more competitive in the 21st century manufacturing job market.”
In addition to the monetary grant, Ellenberger also received from industry partner SolidWorks Corporation a copy of its Student Design Kit CAD software package. The Student Design Kit is an easy-to-learn, Windows-based 3D CAD application that gives students the ability to create “real-life” 3D designs they can easily manipulate.
The FMA scholarships are awarded annually to college- or trade school-bound applicants who seek careers in manufacturing. This year, scholarships totaling $30,000 were awarded to 20 winners from across the country.
From the July 20-26, 2011 issue