NEW Manufacturing Alliance Scholarship
Application Deadline: 18 September 2015
NEW Manufacturing Alliance
The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is a membership of manufacturers working together with educational institutions, workforce boards, economic development and state organizations to promote manufacturing in the eighteen counties in northeast Wisconsin.
The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is a non-profit organization led by manufacturers that works to collectively attract, develop and retain the highly-skilled workers who are critical to the manufacturing industry in northeast Wisconsin. Alliance member companies work collaboratively with other workforce and economic development partners to ensure the region remains strong well into the future. The vision statement of the organization is to unite northeast Wisconsin manufacturers to strengthen our position as a world-leading region of advanced manufacturing opportunities.
The NEW Manufacturing Alliance has been a key collaborator with UW Oshkosh in the development of three new Engineering Technology degrees at UW Oshkosh -- Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering Technology. The NEW Manufacturing Alliance has supported the development and implementation of these programs from initiating an initial survey to members to assisting in curriculum to funding the development and implementation stages. NEW Manufacturing Alliance members advocated for this program with legislators and the UW System Board of Regents. Additionally, many offer open access to their companies for training and internships for students in this program. These new majors are some of the most exciting and fundamentally different programs UW Oshkosh has undertaken and it would not have been possible without the support of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and their member organizations.
This scholarship is intended to provide students the opportunity and resources to pursue a Mechanical Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology Degree. NEW Manufacturing Alliance believes that investing in the future work force will strengthen and enhance the entire Northeast Wisconsin area.
- Applicants must be part- or full-time undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh at the time of application and at the time the award is disbursed. Applicants must have a declared major in either Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
- Financial need may be considered but should not be a deciding factor in selection. Applicants that wish to address this subject should include a description of his/her circumstances in the personal statement portion of the application.
- Applicants must submit a personal statement that describes their goals and provides evidence of intent to pursue a career in the field of Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. This statement should be no more than two pages. Quality of content that addresses career goals in Engineering Technology shall be the strongest area of consideration among applicants.
- Applicants must have completed at least 30 credits at the time of application. Preference will be given to students with 60 or more credits.
- Students may only receive this scholarship once. Prior recipients are not eligible to receive the award in subsequent years.