AMHERST, OH – Nordson Corp., a supplier of powder application technologies for industrial applications, in partnership with the Powder Coating Institute, recently awarded a $5,000 Nordson BUILDS/PCI Scholarship to college student Jakob Waffen, who attends Ohio University.

The Nordson BUILDS /PCI Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship administered by the Powder Coating Institute. The scholarship is intended to put awareness back on the importance of American manufacturing, with the goal of introducing young minds to the world of powder coatings. Students must be seeking degrees in engineering or business to qualify, and demonstrate an interest in powder coatings. 

“We want students to be cognizant of the powder coating industry and to realize there are great careers to be had in the U.S. manufacturing sector,” explains Dan Thompson, Director of Sales, Nordson Corp. “Jakob is ambitious and deserving, and represents the future of continued manufacturing growth in the U.S. We were excited to select him as the first Nordson BUILDS/PCI Scholarship award winners.”

The awards were distributed at the PC Summit in Columbus, Ohio, October 4-5, 2016.