NewsBytes: March / April 2017

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Apply by April 15 for Education Foundation Scholarships

MPMA_EDULogo15The MPMA’s Education Foundation is offering scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 – $1,000 to help motivated students with an interest in manufacturing get the training they need to become successful in the field.

Applications must be submitted by April 15, and can be downloaded on our website,

The Foundation was formed to address the shortage of people entering the manufacturing field by supporting students, school technical programs, and educational institutions. In addition to awarding scholarships, the Foundation supports the institutions that are responsible for training students by donating money to schools to help finance the purchase of much-needed new equipment and software.

The Foundation’s goals for 2017 are:

  • Total funding of $64,570
  • $32,285 in scholarships
  • $25,828 equipment funding
  • $6,457 in emergency needs funding

In 2016, the Foundation gave out:

  • $39,750 in scholarships
  • $5,000 in equipment funding
  • $1,500 in emergency funding

If you’d like to donate to the Foundation, to help ensure a strong and viable workforce for the future, please call us at 952-564-3041. More information on the Foundation can be found at by clicking on the “Workforce” tab on the homepage and choosing “Education Foundation” from the drop-down menu.pm_endmarkgrn-e1320337194716

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