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In our continuing efforts to educate and provide resources to those within our communities the WMA proudly makes various scholarship and educational opportunities available. For additional information or for a scholarship application, please see below:

Scholarship Program Information for WMA Members and Interested Companies - Company Flyer (PDF)

For additional details, please contact:

John Trowbridge
WMA Scholarship Chair
Phone: 316-291-4068
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WMA Scholarship Program gives out a record number of scholarships in 2019

The Wichita Manufacturer’s Association promotes and encourages the general welfare of the manufacturing industry. The WMA is encouraging students to pursue manufacturing careers by offering scholarships to students planning to study manufacturing at any technical college, community college or state college/university in Kansas. The number of scholarships given out each year is determined by the WMA board and member donations.

The WMA created the scholarship program in 1993 to support the educational and training opportunities that develop better manufacturing interest, methods and employees. The scholarships are funded by the generosity of WMA members as well as individual and commercial donations. This year WMA provided 25 scholarships: 5 scholarships funded by Globe Engineering (Albert H. Nelson Scholarships), 5 scholarships funded by The Bradbury Group, 3 scholarships funded by Wichita Manufacturer’s Association (including one in Honor of Ellen Shofler), 1 scholarship funded by Aerospace Systems & Components, 1 scholarship funded by Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, 1 scholarship funded by Conco Construction, 1 scholarship funded by Great Plains Industries, 1 scholarship funded by Great Plains Ventures (Charlie Peer Memorial), 1 scholarship funded by Ken Seaman (Kathy Seaman Memorial), 1 scholarship funded by Sam & Kay Jones, 1 scholarship funded by STS, Inc., 1 scholarship funded by Sunflower Bank, 1 scholarship funded by The Society for the Advancement of Manufacturing (in Honor of Wayne Orr), 1 scholarship funded by WSU Tech and 1 scholarship funded by Workforce Alliance of South Central of Kansas.