David Laine Intern & Scholarship Program
Student Scholarship Recipients
The North American Die Casting Association is pleased to be able to award students through the David Laine Intern & Scholarship Program.
In recent years, there has been increased interest and applications for the Laine scholarship. Click here to learn more about the Laine winners.
Applications may be submitted starting August 1 of every year. The deadline is October 1. The scholarships are only awarded in the fall. Please feel free to contact NADCA with any questions.
Application for 2021
- Must be a U.S., Canadian, or Mexican citizen.
- Must have worked in the die casting industry, for at least three months, within the past 12 months.
- Must write a paper, acceptable for NADCA publication, on activities and results from work in the die casting industry.
- Must have a letter of support from the supervisor at the place of employment.
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student*.
*The Laine Trustees will take into account the specific degree being earned and the likelihood the applicant will seek employment in the die casting industry after graduation.
Fill-out the form and submit it with the following:
- Proof of citizenship.
- Letter of employment acknowledgement/support from work supervisor.
- A final paper describing activities and results from work experience in the die casting industry.
- Letter of support for scholarship from advising professor.
The deadline for applications is 10/1/21. No applications will be accepted after this date!
The program was established in 1975 in tribute to David Laine, who served as Secretary of the American Die Casting Institute (ADCI), a forerunner of NADCA, for 29 years. Mr. Laine was instrumental in effecting many advancements for the benefit of the die casting industry. Among these were the development of a safety program, which was adopted by the institute in 1945. Mr. Laine also helped to found the Die Casting Research Foundation.
Mr. Laine provided vigorous representation for the die casting industry in Washington, D.C., speaking out for the programs and legislation that would best serve not only the die casting industry, but the numerous industries it serves.
Mr. Laine's leadership and service to the industry were widely recognized. Among the many honors awarded him were the ADCI's Doehler Award in 1952, a special citation from the institute in 1969, marking 25 years of dedicated service, and an Honorary Life Membership in the Society of Die Casting Engineers.
Contribute - You Make It Possible
The scholarship provided by the Laine Scholarship Fund are supported entirely by contributions and pledges from the die casting community. Your support -- whether a Corporate or Individual contributor - is vital to the continuation of the work done by this program in the advancement of our industry. Individual donors who support this program will be recognized in DIE CASTING ENGINEER magazine and receive a "Contributors Certificate." All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
With your help, we can continue building our industry's future... together.