A student from Missouri University of Science & Technology was awarded this year's Modern Casting Partners Scholarship during the College Industry Conference on Nov. 19.
Joseph Watwood was presented with the scholarship by AFS President Michael Lenahan during an awards banquet in Chicago. Hosted by the Foundry Educational Foundation, the College Industry Conference attracts more than 100 talented metalcasting students for several days of interviews and networking with employers from across the industry.
The Modern Casting Partners Scholarship is awarded annually to an exceptional student who is studying to enter the metalcasting profession. The scholarship endowment is funded by proceeds received by Modern Casting from advertising purchased by companies to commemorate FEF's 50th anniversary in the magazine's September 1997 issue.
The scholarship from Modern Casting was one of dozens presented by companies, trusts, and industry organizations at the banquet. Others connected to AFS included the Norman P. Lillybeck Memorial Scholarship, organized by the AFS Cupola Committee, which went to two students: Clayton Barlow of Purdue University and Chad Steedle of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The AFS-Southwestern Ohio Scholarship, established by the AFS Southwestern Ohio Chapter, was awarded to Western Michigan University's Michael McGruder.