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A gift to Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs, the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. will support the future of manufacturing.

Through its manufacturing summer camps and scholarships, NBT is inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, inventors, and entrepreneurs. The NBT scholarship program has a strong focus on affordable education options, providing scholarships to assist students who will attend community and technical colleges as well as trade schools to prepare for hands-on careers in manufacturing

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NBT Scholarships

Since 1990, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) has awarded scholarships to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. Scholarships are awarded twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall.

Scholarship Application Deadlines:
Fall 2015: March 31, 2015  and Spring 2016: September 30, 2015

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Camp-Itawamba-photoNBT Manufacturing Summer Camps

Campers design and build a product experiencing the start to finish satisfaction of creating something they can show off with pride. Throughout the process, they learn how to do CAD design and operate various kinds of manufacturing machinery under the close supervision of expert manufacturing trainers.

They will also tour local manufacturing facilities learning what kinds of jobs exist, what skills and training are required, and how those businesses developed. They will have the opportunity to hear directly from local manufacturing company owners how they started their businesses, applying basic entrepreneurship principles to understand how a single product idea becomes a business.

Date/Time 2015 Manufacturing Camps
06/01/2015 - 06/05/2015
Nuts, Bolts & Screws Summer Camp
Kiamichi Technology Centers, McAlester OK
06/01/2015 - 06/05/2015
Arkansas State University Newport – Jonesboro Campus, Jonesboro AR
06/08/2015 - 06/12/2015
2015 Summer STEM Experience
Northeast Alabama Community College – NACC Campus, Rainsville Alabama
06/08/2015 - 06/11/2015
North Georgia Technical College – Clarksville Campus, Clarksville GA
06/08/2015 - 06/11/2015
North Georgia Technical College – Clarksville Campus, Clarksville GA

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GraduatesFall 2015 Scholarships

Students preparing for careers in manufacturing at community or technical colleges can apply for scholarships.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

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Student Resources

 Learn about available scholarships, find salary information for different careers in metal forming, and even find manufacturing camps and schools to prepare for your career.

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