RRVTMA 2018 Scholarship Annoucement

Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining AssociationThe Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (RRVTMA) is offering five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in Spring 2018. This offering supports a focus of our association’s mission, namely, “promoting and emphasizing education”. It is our hope that awarding scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a manufacturing related degree program will encourage more young people to pursue careers in manufacturing.


  • Individual who is a high school senior graduating in 2018
  • Primary residence must be in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Stephenson or Whiteside County in Illinois or Rock or Walworth County in Wisconsin
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States
  • Intended course of study is in a manufacturing technology or manufacturing engineering related major
  • Plan to attend a community college, technical college or four-year college or university
  • In an essay, state your interest in a manufacturing industry career, what event or series of events led you to this decision and your specific career goals after graduation from college

To apply for this scholarship, download the Scholarship Application Packet from www.RRVTMA.com/scholarships.

The completed application MUST be RECEIVED by the March 1, 2018 deadline.

Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. If you have any questions, contact:
Dutch Hinck
RRVTMA Apprentice Administrator
P 815.985.8582

The Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (the local chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association) is a group of Tool and Die Shops, Contract Machine Shops, and Precision Custom Manufacturers in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area. Created in 1957 with eight members, the RRVTMA has grown to approximately 40 regular member and 50 associate member companies.

The mission of the RRVTMA is: To lead our precision manufacturing members in achieving maximum business success by providing a center of knowledge, promoting and emphasizing education, technology, marketing, networking, finance, and government affairs.

The Association administers a manufacturing apprenticeship program that includes on-the-job training from a sponsoring company mentor combined with related technical education provided by Rock Valley College. Upon conclusion of their apprenticeship, each apprentice receives a recognized credential.