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Established in 1961, the Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Operating as a “supporting organization” to the Forging Industry Association (FIA), the Foundation’s Mission is to support the forging industry through technology development and education.

FIERF builds our future workforce by promoting our industry, awarding scholarships, identifying and sharing employment opportunities and encouraging participation in forging research and projects.The Forging Foundation awards new scholarships each year to students interested in careers in the forging supply chain. First consideration is given to applicants with a connection to the forging industry. Applications open January 16, 2024 and are due April 13, 2024. Recipients are announced in June.

Applicants may apply to all scholarships that they qualify for.  Applicants are only eligible to receive one award. In the event that an applicant would be a potential recipient of more than one award the order of preference is as follows:

  1. Al Underys Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Science Scholarship
  2. Forging Industry Women’s Scholarship
  3. Charles W. Finkl Fund Scholarship
  4. Edward F. Wozniak Memorial Scholarship