Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering and Lincoln Electric officially launched the Lincoln Electric Scholars Program today during an event on campus. This innovative new partnership will provide three, $5,000 scholarships annually to undergraduate engineering students, along with co-op assignments at Lincoln Electric.
The Lincoln Electric Scholars Program was created to support CSU students in further developing their skills as engineers while also enhancing diversity and inclusion in the engineering profession as a whole. On top of financial support, scholars will be placed in cooperative education positions with the company and receive additional mentoring from Lincoln Electric engineers and executives.
“Lincoln Electric is committed to promoting engineering education, expanding diversity in the profession, and supporting the greater Cleveland community,” says Doug Lance, Senior Vice President for North American Operations at Lincoln Electric. “The Scholars Program assists us in achieving these goals and we could not ask for a better collaborator than CSU.”
“This initiative provides significant financial support and learning opportunities for our students while also deepening our relationship with one of our key corporate partners,” adds Anette Karlsson, Ph.D., Dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering.
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 47 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, nine colleges and more than 150 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2016 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Washkewicz College of Engineering traces its roots to Fenn College which was founded in 1923. Co-operative education has been a central part of the College's educational program since its beginning, giving engineering students relevant learning experience and financial support.