Engineer and Maintenance Scholarships

 

ASB is continuing its Engineering/Maintenance Scholarship Program for 2019/20.  Summer engineering student interns and maintenance/machinist employees can apply for five $4,000 scholarships to help them reach their educational goals and advancement within the wholesale baking industry.

The purposes of the scholarship program are:

  1. To provide financial support for university students who are pursuing a degree in engineering, have interned at a bakery and are interested in a career in the wholesale baking industry.
  2. To provide financial support for wholesale baking company employees who are pursuing additional training in maintenance/machine operations at a trade school, vocational institution or community college.

The recently released study commissioned by ASB and ABA, “The Workforce Gap in U.S. Commercial Baking: Trends, Challenges and Solutions,” showed that the three areas of greatest need for skilled workers in the wholesale baking industry are engineers, machinists, and maintenance personnel.  The ASB Scholarship Program was established to directly address these wholesale baking workforce needs.

Below are buttons to learn more about ASB’s Student and Employee scholarships, including applications and criteria.  The deadline for applying is June 1, 2019.  Selections will be made by July 1 and awards will be made in time for the 2018/19 school year.

Questions:

kvanamburg@asbe.org

609.937.1519

             

Student Scholarships

Purpose

To provide financial support for students who are pursuing a degree in engineering, maintenance or machine operations and are interested in a career in the wholesale baking industry.

Scholarships

A maximum of five scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each will be awarded each year.  Scholarships will be allocated by $2,000 per semester and will be revoked if the student discontinues their educational program.  Scholarships can only be used for future tuition.  Scholarship funds will be issued directly to the university.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Must have interned in a wholesale bakery or have a commitment to intern within the coming year.
  • Must have been accepted for admission into a college/university/vocational or technical school program for engineering, maintenance or machine operations for the coming semester.
  • Must be a high school senior, or currently enrolled full-time as a freshman, sophomore or junior in college.
  • Must become a student member of ASB (Free Student Membership).
  • Must commit to attending ASB BakingTech Annual Conference in Chicago, March 1-3, 2020 (complimentary registration, transportation and housing).

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants must meet the above criteria.
  2. Complete the application form and the essay questions.
  3. Submit an official school transcript with cumulative grade point average.
  4. Submit a teacher recommendation and another letter of recommendation from a non-relative.
  5. If you have already interned at a bakery, submit a letter from your supervisor, or a commitment/acceptance letter for an upcoming internship.
  6. Application and supporting documents must be mailed/emailed by the deadline of June 1, 2019.

Selection Process

ASB’s Student Task Force will select Scholarship recipients on the basis of academic record, educational and career objectives and commitment to wholesale baking industry.   Selections will be made and recipient notified by July 1, 2019.

Submit application to:

American Society of Baking
7809 N. Chestnut Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64119
kvanamburg@asbe.org

Questions: 609.937.1519

Employee Scholarships

Purpose

To provide financial support for wholesale baking company employees who are pursuing additional training in engineering, maintenance or machine operations at a trade school, vocational institution, college or university.

Scholarships

A maximum of five scholarships in the amount of $4,000 will be awarded each year.  Scholarships will be allocated by $2,000 per semester and will be revoked if the employee discontinues their educational program or their employment.  Scholarships can only be used for future tuition.  Scholarship funds will be issued directly to the university or trade/vocational institution.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Must be working as an engineer, machinist, or maintenance employee in the wholesale baking industry.
  • Must have been accepted for admission into a college/university or a trade school/vocational program.
  • Must become a student member of ASB before applying (Free Student Membership).
  • Must commit to attending ASB BakingTech Annual Conference in Chicago, March 1-3, 2020 (complimentary registration, transportation and housing).

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants must meet the above criteria.
  2. Complete the application form and answer the essay questions.
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor.
  4. Submit official school transcript (if currently enrolled).
  5. Application and supporting documents must be mailed/emailed by the deadline of June 1, 2019.

Selection Process

ASB’s Student Task Force will select Scholarship recipients on the basis of academic goals, career objectives and commitment to the wholesale baking industry.   Selections will be made and recipients notified by July 1, 2019.

Submit application to:

American Society of Baking
7809 N. Chestnut Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64119
kvanamburg@asbe.org

Questions: 609.937.1519