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NFDA Scholarships For Fastener Training

NFDA is proud to offer scholarships for Fastener Training Week each year (valued at $2,500 each).

  • Scholarships will be awarded in June. Please submit your completed application to the NFDA office by June 1.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in December. Please submit your completed application to the NFDA office by December 1

  • Scholarships are available for NFDA members only. 
  • Scholarships can be used for any Fastener Training Week program offered within 12 months of being awarded.
  • The scholarship is for tuition only and does not include expenses for travel, lodging or meals.



  • Click here to download the application form.
  • Email your completed application form to
  • Within 5 days you will receive a confirmation that your application has been received
  • Applications will be redacted of any identifying information before they are sent to the Scholarship Team for evaluation. 
  • Depending on when you submitted your application, you will be notified of the Team’s decision either in late June or late December.  




 Congratulations to the Fastener Training Week Scholarship Winners!


2017 Winners

Empire Bolt & Screw
Danette Gralfs
Quality Control, Material Handler

(Coeur d'Alene, ID)

Fastener Supply Company
Chris Trifari
Account Manager
(Charlotte, NC)
Mid-States Bolt & Screw
Alexander Broadworth
Sales, MSBS Crib Manager
(Fenton, MI)

Mid-States Bolt & Screw
Megan Somers

Inside Sales Rep

(Burton, MI)

NSK Industries
Dan Fordham


(Cuyahoga Falls, OH)



2017 Winners


Derek Dandy

Market Development Engineer

(Hillsborough, NJ)

Falcon Fastening Systems

Mark Champion

Warehouse/Inventory Specialist

(Gastonia, NC)

Falcon Fastening Systems

Mike Parkman

Client Advocate

(Rock Hill, SC)

  "I would like to personally thank the NFDA for allowing me the opportunity to attend Fastener Training Week. I was able to learn so much from the leading fastener industry experts and it gave me a wealth of knowledge to bring back for me to be able to use in my fastener career.  I would definitely recommend this training to anyone new to the industry or someone who has been in the industry who is seeking to add value to their career."  

2016 Winners

Fastener Supply

David Presnell

Inside Sales

(Greenville, SC)

Fast-Rite International
Jeff Stearn

Quality Technician

(Carol Stream, IL)

"This shouldn’t be missed.  I would like to say what a great experience this was for me being  selected for the scholarship and attending . I enjoyed the training with experts and captains of this industry. These instructors took the time to try to answer every question asked and make the effort to help each and every  student fully understand the material. I would have never been able to afford this class without the awarded scholarship and sponsorship of my employer. L.A., Cleveland, or Chicago, Fastener Training Institute will put in every effort to make sure you walk away a (C.F.S.) Certified Fastener Specialist. The field trip/plant tours allowed time to interact and get firsthand experience in manufacturing, secondary processes, and lab testing. I highly recommend this class.


Thanks to all that helped make it all possible:


Vickie K. Lester (National Fastener Distributors Association)

Beth VanZandt (Fastener Training Institute)

George Woods (President/Owner Fast-Rite International)

Diane Kasper (Head of H.R. Fast-Rite International)


Thank you again from your newest CFS."

 2015 Winners

Fast-Rite International

Mark Jacobs

Director of Engineering/Quality

(Glendale, IL)

NSK Industries

Corey Facemire

Business Development Manager

(Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

 Falcon Fastening Systems

Monica Sandoval

Strategic Purchasing Agent

(Charlotte, NC)

NSK Industries

Ryan Burke

Inside Sales

(Cuyahoga Falls, OH)




"During the year that I have been in the fastener industry I have been introduced to many of the topics. However during the training week I was able to learn more about the details and specifics. One of the subjects that I was able to absorb the most was Fastener standards, specially IFI resources. While in class I learned how to use the IFI Inch Standards book and had the opportunity to practice more while taking the final exam. I know this is a tool that I will be using in purchasing processes and that will allow me to be able to communicate more efficiently with suppliers and internal customers.


I also really liked the visit to SGS MSi. It was very interesting to learn about the procedures and systems involved in failure analysis investigation which I had heard about before but had not actually seen."


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