Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program (Nordson BUILDS): Building Success in Education and Career

Welcome to the Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program (Nordson BUILDS) home page!

Nordson Corporation Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where we operate by improving educational outcomes that enable individuals to become self-sufficient, active participants in the community.  In support of our mission and strategic vision to build a skilled and educated workforce in manufacturing and industry, Nordson Corporation is pleased to announce the Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program (Nordson BUILDS)

The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry.  It is designed to help bright and motivated students access and complete postsecondary education by lessening the financial burden on students and their families.  Scholarship recipients may be considered for available internship opportunities with Nordson Corporation.

Manufacturers need engineers, production technicians, financial analysts, IT specialists, accountants, salespeople, marketing and human resource professionals: all types of bright and talented people to succeed. 

Nordson BUILDS scholarships are targeted at individuals whose permanent residence or college is near a Nordson facility, and are pursuing majors in manufacturing, engineering-related STEM disciplines and/or business majors leading to a career in the manufacturing industry and corporate America.  Children/dependents of Nordson employees that meet the criteria are also eligible to apply.  Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to students planning to enroll or already enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private not-for-profit postsecondary institution.

Selection will be based on an overall assessment of academic record, leadership skills, community service and/or school involvement, character as indicated by a recommendation letter, and the applicant's career/college major fit.  You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for a Nordson BUILDS Scholarship.

Founded in 1954 in Amherst Ohio, Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions to help customers succeed worldwide.  Over the course of its more than 50 years in business, Nordson Corporation has grown from a local company with sales under $1 million, to a multinational organization with sales in excess of $1 billion and direct operations in more than 30 countries.

Nordson Corporation has partnered with OFIC’s Scholarship Management Resources (SMR), an independent scholarship services provider to manage the scholarship program, including selecting the recipients.  This ensures a fair and objective-based selection process.

The number of recipients will be determined by the number of applications received and the quality of the applications.  The deadline to apply is May 15, 2019.

The Nordson BUILDS scholarship application is available online between January 15 and May 15 each year.

Any questions may be forwarded to Brett Fields at