Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs provides scholarships up to $3,500 for students pursuing degrees that will lead to manufacturing careers.

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Scholarship Opportunities 3 Scholarship Awards, 1 Application

NBT Trade School, Community or Technical College, or University


Trade School, Community/Technical College, or University Scholarships

Open to all students pursuing degrees that will lead to a career in manufacturing.

The U.K. Gupta Family Scholarship


The U.K. Gupta & Family Scholarship

Primary preference to students attending universities in northern Texas.

The John Grossheim Memorial Scholarship (OPC Endowment)


The John Grossheim Memorial Scholarship

Primary preference to employees and their dependents of FMA Outside Processors Council (OPC) member companies.

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Since 1990, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs has awarded scholarships to students majoring in programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. Scholarships are awarded in the spring and fall of each year.

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Spring 2020 Winners

Term Awards Deadlines

NBT scholarship application and transcript submission deadlines

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Spring 2020 — Closed

Opens: July 1, 2019

Closes: September 30, 2019

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Fall 2020 — Closed

Opens: January 1, 2020

Closes: March 31, 2020

Application process will reopen soon.

Scholarship Eligibility

To Be Considered for a Scholarship

To be considered for a scholarship award, your transcript and application must be received or postmarked by the deadlines noted above. Application review and scholarship award decisions will take place in November for spring terms and in May for fall terms.

Please note: For grade verification, official transcripts must be sent by the educational institution(s) you last attend(ed) or requested through an electronic transcript service such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. Please allow ample time for delivery.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career on a full-time basis (12 or more credit hours).
  • Have a 2.5 GPA for trade, community, or technical colleges or 3.0 GPA for universities.