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Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program (Nordson BUILDS) 
 

Questions and Answers

 

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What scholarships are available?

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There are three categories of Nordson BUILDS scholarships:

Career and Technical Scholarships (CTS)

Awarded to students pursuing credit-based certificates or associate degrees at an accredited community college or trade school. Minimum 2.7 g.p.a.

University Scholars Scholarships (USS)

Awarded to students pursuing four-year degrees at accredited colleges or universities. Minimum 3.0 g.p.a.

Creating Equity in Industry Scholarships (CEIS)

Awarded to minority students as part of our goal to promote racial and gender equity and develop a diverse manufacturing workforce. Minimum 3.0 g.p.a.

 

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What majors are preferred?

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CTS:

Preferred programs of study include Engineering, including Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial and Software, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Machining, and Manufacturing Operations. 

USS and CEIS:

Preferred programs of study include Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Industrial Management, Information Technology, and engineering-related STEM majors leading to a career in industry.

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What is Nordson Corporation?

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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.

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How do I apply?

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Complete the online application on the Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program (Nordson BUILDS) website (www.ofic.org/smr/nordson) by clicking "online application". It is not necessary to apply to each scholarship individually (CEIS, CTS, USS).

The deadline for submission of the online application including upload of your academic transcript, one letter of recommendation, and a copy of your 2019-20 student financial aid award letter or Student Aid Report (SAR) is May 15, 2019.  Nordson BUILDS Scholars applying for renewal of their current scholarship need to also upload a copy of their resume. 

 

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What are OFIC and SMR?

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The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) was founded in 1950 and conducts annual solicitations of corporations and foundations to benefit its 33 member private colleges and universities. The majority of funds raised support scholarships through OFIC's Ohio Scholars Program®. The Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program (Nordson BUILDS) is administered through Scholarship Management Resources (SMR), a division of OFIC.  Scholarships managed through SMR are open to students from any state attending an accredited, not-for-profit college or university.

 

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Is applying online safe?

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Yes. Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only OFIC authorized employees and agents (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. To protect the information being gathered, the scholarship application site has security measures in place including firewalls, encryption, and authenticated access to internal databases where needed.

 

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How do you decide who will receive the awards?

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Selection will be based on an overall assessment of academic performance, leadership skills, character, community service, school involvement, 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.

 

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How and when will students be notified of decisions?

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All applicants will be notified of the final results by June 30, 2018 via mail.

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 How and when will the awards be paid?

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Award funds will be distributed directly to the scholars' institutions at the end of July 2018.  It is the student’s responsibility to make payment arrangements with their institution.

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Are these scholarships automatically renewed?

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No, Nordson BUILDS Scholars must reapply for consideration each year and along with the other required materials, need to submit a copy of their current resume.

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What if I have additional questions?

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Please email your questions to Fields@ofic.org and reference Nordson BUILDS.

You may also visit http://www.nordson.com/builds for more information.