Schaffer Manufacturing presented two high school seniors with $1,500 Industrial Arts Scholarships. Luck High School graduate Nick Mattson will attend WITC for machine tooling, and would like to be a manufacturing engineer. Hunter Schmidt, a Frederic High School graduate and Schaffer Manufacturing employee, will attend WITC for welding.

Schaffer provides scholarships to high school graduating seniors pursuing two-year technical degrees in any manufacturing-related field of study, including engineering, welding, CNC machining, and CNC programming. Recipients who graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher also receive an employment interviews with the company.

Applying for the scholarship includes submitting a proposal to design and fabricate an Industrial Arts shop improvement project that is donated to the student’s school upon completion. Scholarship recipients work with Schaffer staff to purchase materials, make formal fabrication blueprints, and assist in the manufacturing. Past projects include a mobile welding station and shop shelving.

The Schaffer scholarship program is open to students in the Webster, Frederic, Luck, Unity, St. Croix Falls, Osceola, Amery, Turtle Lake, Clear Lake and Clayton school districts. Scholarship applications are available from high school guidance counselors. For scholarship questions, contact Steve Schaffer at [email protected].

Steve Schaffer, owner and president, congratulated scholarship recipients (left) Nick Mattson, Luck High School, and (right) Hunter Schmidt, Frederic High School.