NBT scholarship taking applications

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TUPELO – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International is accepting scholarship applications through March 28.

Students who will be enrolled full time at a community or technical college including Itawamba Community College and who are studying for a career in manufacturing may apply.

Qualifications for the NBT scholarship include a 2.5 GPA or an 80 percent competency score and current enrollment or entering a certificate or degree program at a community, technical college or trade school; a 3.0 GPA or an 85 percent competency score and current enrollment or entering a university engineering program or related field; submit an official high school or college transcript and an online application.

Annual award amounts and the number of scholarships available will be determined by the NBT board of directors. A scholarship award may be used to defray the cost of tuition, books (when purchased through the college bookstore) and school fees. Required educational equipment or tools may also be covered but only if they are available for purchase directly through the college store. Awards cannot be used for housing, meals or specialty clothing, nor can scholarship funding be held for use beyond the school year in which awarded.

For more information, visit www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/scholarships.

Itawamba Community College, Hawkeye Industries Inc. and the Community Development Foundation in partnership with Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs sponsor an advanced manufacturing camp, Tek2Go, each summer.