The Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (RRVTMA) is offering five $1,000
scholarships to high school seniors graduating in Spring 2013. This offering supports a focus of
our association’s mission, namely, “promoting and emphasizing education”. It is our hope that
awarding scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a manufacturing related degree program
will encourage more young people to pursue careers in manufacturing.
? Individual who is a high school senior graduating in 2013
? Primary residence must be in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle or Stephenson County in Illinois
or Rock County in Wisconsin
? Must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States
? Intended course of study is in a manufacturing technology or manufacturing engineering
? Plan to attend a community college, technical college or four-year college or university
? In an essay, state your interest in a manufacturing industry career, what event or series
of events led you to this decision and your specific career goals after graduation from
To apply for this scholarship, download the Scholarship Application Packet from
www.RRVTMA.com/scholarships . The completed application MUST be RECEIVED by the
May 10, 2013 deadline. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.
deadline. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.
If you have any questions, contact:
RRVTMA Apprentice Administrator
The Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (the local chapter of the National Tooling and Machining
Association) is a group of Tool and Die Shops, Contract Machine Shops, and Precision Custom Manufacturers in the
Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area. Created in 1957 with eight members, the RRVTMA has grown to
approximately 30 regular member companies and 50 associate member companies.
The mission of the RRVTMA is: To lead our precision manufacturing members in achieving maximum business
success by providing a center of knowledge, promoting and emphasizing education, technology, marketing,
networking, finance, and government affairs.
The Association administers a manufacturing apprenticeship program that includes on-the-job learning from a
company mentor combined with related technical training provided by Rock Valley College. Upon conclusion of their
apprenticeship, each apprentice receives a recognized credential.