ASCO Numatics Scholarship Program Awards $10,000 to STEM Students

Comprehensive fluid automation, flow control and pneumatics solutions provider, ASCO Numatics, is sponsoring its annual industrial automation engineering scholarship program, which is now accepting applications.

U.S. students pursuing a degree in engineering are invited to apply for this program that awards $5,000 scholarships to two students and an additional $1,000 grants to those student's college engineering departments.

"The ASCO Numatics scholarship program provides talented U.S. students with the financial support they need to pursue their education, enhance their skills and position them for a successful career in engineering," said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing for ASCO Numatics. "Over the past seven years, ASCO Numatics has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 12 students based on their potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession. In addition, we have provided another $12,000 in grants to 10 U.S. schools of engineering."

A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select two finalists who most adequately demonstrate a potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies.

The following statements were made by the 2013 scholarship recipients:

"The ASCO Numatics scholarship provided a valuable source of funding that is helping me pay for my education and pursue opportunities I might not have otherwise been able to afford," said William Whitten, senior at Texas A&M University. "Winning the award also encouraged me to continue seeking excellence in the engineering discipline through leadership and innovation. In addition, traveling to Las Vegas and attending the Pack Expo gave me an extremely memorable and unique perspective on the automation industry."

"The generous scholarship from ASCO Numatics helped me pay for my tuition and receive my degree in mechanical engineering from Rowan University," said Meghan Borz, recent mechanical engineering graduate from Rowan University. "I have been able to focus more time on my coursework, athletics, applying to graduate schools, and applying for future career opportunities because I did not have the financial stress I had in previous semesters. The scholarship has enabled me to pursue my academic and career aspirations."

Students will receive their scholarships at "The Amazing Packaging Race" at PACK EXPO Intl., November 2-5 in Chicago.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship prgram is March 31, 2014.