Twenty students have an opportunity to earn a $2,000 scholarship to be used toward Bishop State Community College's Machine Tool Technology program. The Gene Haas Foundation is the sponsor of the $40,000 scholarship. Students interested in this scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a Machine Tool Technology major (no other programs or fields of study will be accepted)
  • Must enroll in summer classes. The scholarship will be used for summer tuition and fees. Any remaining balance will be applied toward the fall semester.
  • Must complete the Machine Tool Technology Scholarship Application

Applications are due April 30th.

The Machine Tool Technology program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in the industry as a machinist. Machinists produce precision metal parts, using machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, and milling machines. Machinists and tool programmers also set up and operate a wide variety of machine tools, using their knowledge of the working properties of metals and the information processed from blueprint reading.

Click here to learn more about the Machine Tool Technology program!


The Gene Haas Foundation was established in 1999, by Gene Haas, founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc., to support the needs of the local community, through grants to such local charities as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Food Share, Rescue Mission, and others.

Seeing a growing need for skilled manufacturing employees industry-wide, the Foundation expanded its mission to include support for manufacturing training programs throughout North America and beyond. By providing scholarship grants, sponsoring individual and team CNC competitions, and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide.

The Gene Haas Foundation donates millions of dollars every year to manufacturing education and the community. In 2020, the Gene Haas Foundation provided more than $20 million in grants, bringing the total since inception to more than $120 million.

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