scholarshipsJames P. Buchwald & Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarships



Applications must be received by The Ariel Foundation no later than May 15, 2019 to be considered for both the James P. Buchwald and Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

James P. Buchwald

JPBJames Paul Buchwald was born on March 7, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio.  After brief service in the US Coast Guard as World War II came to an end, he obtained a BA in history from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio.   He taught school for a semester in Vienna Ohio; and in 1950, married Maureen Hunter, a resident of Vienna.   A short stint with National City Bank in Cleveland was followed by a job at the Cadillac (Military) tank plant.   The tank plant job provided the money to start at Case Institute in the fall of 1952, and a B.S. in mechanical engineering led, in June 1954, to a position with Cooper-Bessemer Corporation in Mount Vernon, Ohio.    In November 1958, he took a job in Springfield, Ohio running compressor engineering and, later, engine design for White-Superior.   He returned to Mount Vernon in December 1965 to execute a compressor design contract for Enterprise in Oakland, California.   Ariel Corporation was incorporated in 1966 to build a prototype compressor, and Buchwald became Chairman, a title he retained until his retirement in 1998.


The James P. Buchwald Engineering Scholarship Application and Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarship Application are an Adobe-Acrobat (PDF) form which may be completed on-screen and printed for your signature. Please follow all instructions carefully as you proceed through the application process.

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