In conjunction with the Main Street Community Foundation, NESMA (New England Spring & Metalstamping Association) established two scholarships to promote education for the next generation of professionals in the spring and stamping industry, which is a vital component of NESMA’s mission. The 2023 NESMA scholarship winners are Julianne Rasten and Emily Seeds.

Julianne is a graduating high school senior at Southington High School and will be studying mechanical engineering. She received NESMA Award #1 which is awarded to a graduating senior attending high school in a New England state (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

Emily is from Plymouth and is a sophomore at University of Saint Joseph studying English and Secondary Education; she received NESMA Award #2 which is awarded to a graduating senior, currently enrolled student or student returning to school who is a child or grandchild of an employee or owner of a NESMA member company in good standing.

“I am pleased with the number and quality of applicant’s we had this year, said NESMA President, Lucas Karabin. The Scholarship Committee, led by NESMA Board Member, Charlie Radcliff had their work cut out for them this year with an outstanding number of applicants”.

Julianne and Emily will both receive a $2,500 scholarship at the Main Street Community Foundation’s scholarship reception being held on June 21st at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol where they along with other scholarship award recipients and donors will be honored.