2015-16 Ratterman Button
The application for the 2015-16 academic year scholarships is now closed.
Winners will be announced in March.  Stay tuned!


Download a PDF of the Fast Start Scholarships flyer.


AISC David B. Ratterman Fast Start Scholarships......................................... awards totaling $40,000


Applicants must be:

    • the child of an AISC Full member company employee OR share a permanent residence with an AISC Full member company employee. Employees must work for a facility that produces, distributes or fabricates structural steel for use in buildings and bridges and whose tonnage is used in the calculation of the members required contributions to the AISC Education Foundation.
    • a Freshman or Sophomore level student during the 2015-16 academic year.
    • attending a 2-year or 4-year college full-time.

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2014-2015 Academic Year Winners

Thank you to all of the students who applied for the 2014-2015 Fast Start Scholarships. A special congratulations to the winners of the 2014-2015 awards!

2014-15 Ratterman Winners

Winners Attending 2-Year Schools 

 Name   School  AISC Member Company Employee  AISC Member Company Award

 Mark Jones

 Cayuga Community College  Craig Jones  Rochester Rigging and Erectors $2,000

 Brittany Kemp

 Florida Gateway College  Jerry Kemp  New Millennium $2,000

 Nathaniel Krafft*

 Ivy Tech Community College  Kim Krafft  Steel Dynamics, Inc. $2,000

 Darby Thomspon   

 North Florida Community College  Timothy Thompson  New Millennium $2,000

 John Unger

 Blue Ridge Community College        Alexander Unger  Shickel Corporation $2,000

 *No photo available.

Winners Attending 4-Year Schools

Name School AISC Member Company Employee AISC Member Company Award

 Matthew Dominguez

 Berry College  Roselio Dominguez Gerdau $5,000

 Jackson Herron

 University of British Columbia  Tamara Herron Star Seismic $5,000

 Joshua Howell

 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  Melissa Howell  Structural Steel Company, Inc. $5,000

 Greta Lewis

 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  Tom Lewis  D.S. Brown $5,000

 Keaton Lewis

 University of Nebraska Lincoln  Mike Lewis  Chief Industries, Inc. $5,000

 Josiah Schaffer

 University of Rhode Island  James Schaffer  American Welding Co., Inc. $5,000

The 2014-2015 judging panel included:

David Harwell, AISC Board Member
Rex Lewis, AISC Past Chair
Terry Peshia, AISC Education Foundation Vice Chair
David Ratterman, AISC General Counsel