AGMA Foundation Scholarship Applications Increase 300% Over Previous Year

July 8, 2024 – Alexandria, VA – The American Gear Manufacturers Association Foundation (AGMA Foundation) Scholarship Program received 25 applications for 2024, a 300% increase from 2023. Twenty-four applications came from undergraduates pursuing degrees in computer science, economics, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, and mechatronics engineering, and one application from a student pursuing a PhD in mechanical engineering.

Over the next six weeks, the AGMA Foundation Scholarship Committee will review the applications through an objective process. Awardees are to be announced in early September 2024.

“We have had lower numbers of applications since covid,” stated Mary Ellen Doran, Executive Director, AGMA Foundation. “I am thrilled to see the numbers come back, and now we have the continued work of fundraising for donations to help all those qualifying applicants.”

In addition to the annual scholarships, the AGMA Foundation will be awarding one Doshi Scholarship this fall, made possible by an endowment provided by Bipin and Linda Doshi. The proceeds from the endowment and the additional donations from AGMA member companies and industry individuals are the sole source of funding for the scholarship program – the essential funding to students pursuing training in the power transmission industry.

The AGMA Foundation 2024 Annual Campaign is currently underway. Donations can be made through the website at www.agmafoundation.org. The scholarship awards fulfill the AGMA Foundation’s mission to recruit, educate, and keep the power transmission industry current with emerging technology.

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About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.