Haas Foundation gifts grant for DACC scholarships

Thanks to the diligent pursuit of DACC Manufacturing Professor Todd Flessner, the Gene Haas Foundation has gifted a $10,000 grant to the Danville Area Community College Foundation for scholarships in Manufacturing.

The gift will fund 10-$1,000 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Application may be made through the DACC Foundation Scholarship program beginning mid-December of this year.

Every year the Haas Foundation selects and awards grants to educational institutions across the world. 

The grant funds may be used for tuition, books, small tools the students are required to purchase, and testing fees, like National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials. 

The awards are available to students majoring in Advanced Manufacturing, Machining, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

Previously, the Haas Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to DACC for use in the 2018-2019 academic year. Two $1,000 scholarships were awarded.

In 1999, Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, Inc., established the Gene Haas Foundation to fund the needs of the local community. Haas Automation, Inc., founded in 1983, is America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools.

Haas Automation is now a billion dollar company. This extraordinary growth has come in an era when American’s were being told that the United States doesn’t manufacture anything anymore.

The goal behind this scholarship program is to attract more students to manufacturing careers.

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