Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships available for machining students

INA, Ill. (Feb. 10, 2020) — The Rend Lake College Machining Program is taking applications for the Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships. The amount of the scholarships will vary based upon the number of applications, with the minimum award being $1,000 for the FY21 Academic Year (Aug. 2020-May 2021). This application process will be open to students enrolling to complete the Basic Machining Certificate, 18 credit hours.

“This scholarship is a great addition to our growing machining program at Rend Lake College,” said Gabriele Farner, Dean of Applied Science and Advanced Technology at RLC. “The Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship has the potential to assist up to five students over the next couple of semesters with tuition, fees, books and tools. The machining industry is an in-demand occupation with many local opportunities in the Rend Lake College district. Students can make a good wage and stay local.”

GHF’s primary goal is to build skills in the machining industry by providing scholarships for CNC machine technology students and NIMS credentials, according to the Foundation.

Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the western world, manufacturing a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and rotary products.

To receive a scholarship application please contact Gabriele Farner at 618-431-5321 Ext. 1292 or via email at [email protected] Applications are due by March 27.

To learn more about RLC’s Machining Program, or any of our 100 degree and certificate options, visit

Dean of Applied Science & Technology
Phone Extension: 1292
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 138
M.S. & B.S., Southern Illinois University

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