Cal Poly Pomona Senior Daniel Long Selected to Receive 2021 NFFS Scholarship

The NFFS Scholarship program was created to help develop the next generation of foundry leaders and innovators for our industry. By providing meaningful scholarship support to students in engineering, materials science, and manufacturing curricula, NFFS is exposing our nation’s best and brightest to the tremendous opportunities available in the non-ferrous metal casting industry. 

In November of 2020, the NFFS Scholarship Committee selected Daniel Long, a senior in Manufacturing Engineering at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona), to receive a $2,500 college scholarship from the NFFS Scholarship Fund. 

Daniel distinguished himself from other scholarship applicants through his quality work experience and his high level of understanding of the metalcasting process. Daniel worked as an intern at Consolidated Precision Products throughout his senior year, where he “collaborated with a team of engineers to correct defects,” “assisted in new product introduction,” and “performed time studies and modified Standards of Operations to improve throughput while reducing cycle time and waste.”

Upon receiving notification that he was the winner of the 2020 scholarship, Daniel stated, “I am very excited to accept the 2020 award from the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society. I’d like to thank all who donated to make this scholarship possible. I have not yet decided what I want to do upon graduation, but I know there are places I can go to, like the Non-Ferrous Founders’ Society, to find resources to help me connect to other foundries. Thanks again for helping students like me become the next generation of foundry leaders.”

Jerrod Weaver, NFFS Executive Director, stated: “It is never easy to choose from the many deserving students who apply for a NFFS scholarship. NFFS is proud to issue this year’s scholarship to Daniel, and we wish him the best of luck in his career.”

Daniel will be formally presented with his scholarship award at the Foundry Educational Foundation’s Spring 2021 Virtual College Industry Conference on Friday, March 5th.