Rochester Tooling & Machining Association




A great opportunity that the RTMA organization provides is the James M. Nieboer Scholarship. This scholarship is available to individuals truly interested in a career in the manufacturing and metal working field. Jobs are available for those with the skills developed from their technical education. The world runs on the high-quality expertise of men and women working in manufacturing.

Applications are available from:
Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association
Attention: James M. Nieboer Scholarship Committee
2485 West Henrietta Rd. Suite 152
Rochester, New York 14623


Scholarship:  James M. Nieboer Scholarship Fund


Donor Information:  This scholarship was established in 1993 by the Rochester Tooling and Machining Institute, Inc. to encourage students to engage in the metal working industry.


Purpose of Scholarship:  For students enrolled in metal working industry related curricula at accredited community, junior or technical post-secondary institutions.


Number and Size of Awards:  Number and size of awards varies.


Allowed Use of Award:  Expenses associated with higher education.


Eligibility Criteria:  Student must be a high school or GED graduate with satisfactory performance in the prerequisites for the chosen field.



Application Process:  The application process is coordinated through Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association.



Award Announcement and Payment: Award letters are sent by RTMA to the students and payment is made from the Community Foundation to RTMA for disbursement to the students’ accounts.


Renewability:  This award is not automatically renewable, students may reapply each year. 


Other:   This award is not transferable. If for any reason the recipient does not attend classes for the semester in which s/he receives the award, or if the class or classes are cancelled, the Community Foundation must be notified and the award returned.  The recipient may reapply for future tuition assistance.











Name of Scholarship:  Tooling and Machining Endowed Scholarship




Donors:  Firms and individuals who participated in the MCC Foundation’s Building on Success Campaign, including:  Precision Grinding and Manufacturing (Hockenberger); Parlec (Nuccitelli) and Gary Foster


Purpose:  To support the Tooling and Machining Industry, providing new workers and upgrading skills of current and future employees


Date Established:  January 2001


Type:  Endowment


Award Amount:  Scholarship awards will be determined by the funds available from the earnings on the endowment fund in accordance with the MCC Foundation Endowment Spending Policy.


Award Criteria:  Full or part-time students enrolled in the tooling and machining program

                                    Minimum High School GPA of 2.5

                                    Minimum MCC GPA of 2.5 for continued eligibility

                                    Preference given to financial need


Award Details:  Multiple awards may be available


Selection Process:  A committee of Monroe Community College faculty and industry representatives under the direction of the Vice President for

Development and Dean of Technical Education