American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Awards Scholarships

The National office of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), Indianapolis, IN, recently announced the recipients of its 2016 Scholarship Awards Program. AMBA’s National Scholarship Program to date has awarded over $263,000 nationally since the program’s inception in 1991. The annual Scholarship Program continues to demonstrate AMBA’s commitment to the industry, education and offering valuable member benefits.

Each year, the AMBA awards scholarships to the employees or dependents of employees of AMBA member companies. The Scholarship Program is designed to help facilitate education in moldmaking in the US.

This scholarship’s priority is to assist students who desire to pursue a career in:

  • Mold design, CAD/CAM programming for machine tools, machine tool skills or moldmaking
  • Plastics industry manufacturing (including plastics engineering, plastic part design or plastics processing technicians)
  • Other related areas of continued training/education.


The 2016 AMBA National Scholarship Program awarded $1,000 to the following recipients (including their respective AMBA member companies):

  • Paxton Corey, attending University of Iowa (M.S.I. Mold Builders)
  • Peter Fritz, attending Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (Pro Mold & Die)
  • Allen Johanson, attending Elgin Community College (Elba Tool Company, Inc.)
  • Cody Smits, attending Ferris State University (CS Tool & Engineering, Inc.)
  • James Worst, attending Grand Rapids Community College (Paragon D&E).


The American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) is an organization that has been dedicated exclusively to the US Mold Manufacturing industry for over 40 years. AMBA member companies serve original equipment manufacturers in every industry including automotive, medical, electronics/electrical, toys, recreation and sporting goods, building and construction, lawn and garden, consumer and industrial. AMBA also has members that provide services and/or materials directly related to the mold building industry.

For more information, visit: www.amba.org/scholarship

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