Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program

Nordson delivers innovative precision technology solutions to our customers, helping them succeed and adding value to countless products people use every day. Collaboration drives our success as a market leader, an employer of choice and an outstanding corporate citizen. Our employees thrive in a team environment where we enable each other to continuously improve and grow. In each of our interactions, we strive to bring integrity, respect for others, passion, energy and excellence.

At Nordson, we believe it’s our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. We do that in many ways, including support for education to ensure students in our communities have access to opportunities to build a brighter future for themselves.

The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry. It is designed to help bright and motivated students access and complete postsecondary education by lessening the financial barriers of enrolling in college for many, and decreasing the loan burden for individuals that apply for financial aid. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible to receive a Nordson BUILDS Scholarship.

Manufacturers need engineers, scientists, production technicians, lawyers, financial analysts, IT specialists, accountants, salespeople, marketing and human resource professionals: all types of bright and talented people to succeed.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

• This scholarship is targeted at students who live or attend school near a Nordson facility (
• Eligible majors include Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, and Software), Engineering Technology, Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain Management, Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Biomedical, and Engineering-related STEM majors leading to a career in the manufacturing industry and corporate America.
• Eligible students seeking bachelor’s degrees must have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA. Associate’s degree and certificate seeking students must have at least 2.7 cumulative GPA.
• Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in accredited not-for-profit postsecondary institutions.

Requirements to Apply for the Scholarship:

Selection will be based on an overall assessment of academic performance, leadership skills, character, community service, school involvement, and the applicant’s career/college major fit.

Nordson Corporation has partnered with OFIC’s (Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges) Scholarship Management Resources (SMR), an independent scholarship services provider to manage the scholarship program, including selecting the recipients. This ensures a fair and objective-based selection process. The number of recipients will be determined by the number of applications received and the quality of the applications.