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29th October 2018

AGMA Foundation Awards Ten Academic Scholarships to Aspiring Engineers


October 26, 2018, Alexandria, VA—The AGMA Foundation awarded scholarships to ten students for the 2018 scholarship awards in September. Each fall the Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships at the Undergraduate/Graduate levels, and $2,500 scholarships at the Associate/Technical school levels. Applicants with work experience in the gear industry receive preference for scholarship awards.

The 2018 AGMA Foundation Scholarship Recipients are:

Kenneth Daniel-Hamberg, University of Cincinnati
Caleb Gurd, Western Michigan University
Aaron Ustes, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Michael Ustes, University of Michigan, Dearborn

Milad Azvar, University of Waterloo
Pierce McCloskey, University of Waterloo
Yue Peng, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Troy Robertson, Western Kentucky University
Bahadir Sarikaya, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Matthew Waller, The Pennsylvania State University

“The Scholarship Program is one way in which the AGMA Foundation fulfills its mission to recruit, educate, and keep the power transmission industry current with emerging technology,” said Cindy Bennett, AGMA Foundation executive director. “This program successfully delivers engineers and trained personnel to our industry.”

The AGMA Foundation Scholarship Committee received 22 applications for the 2018 awards. The top 10 students were chosen at the AGMA Foundation Board of Trustees meeting in September. Eighty-six percent of graduated scholarship recipients are employed in the gear/power transmission industry.

Companies and research institutions employing AGMA Foundation scholarship recipients include:

Colorado State Engine & Energy Conversion Lab, DNV KEMA Renewables, Dynamic Motion Control, Gardner Denver Nash LLC, Hirschvogel, Koepfer Amercia, Ontario Drive & Gear, Tawas Tool, Toyota Performance Gear Systems, and The University of North Carolina.

The AGMA Foundation 2018 Scholarship Fund Drive is underway. For more information, please visit the AGMA Foundation website at


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