Scholarships

James P. Buchwald and Tom Rastin

Engineering Scholarships

The James P. Buchwald and Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded to students of sophomore status or above who are enrolled at any four-year accredited engineering college. All engineering fields of study will be considered. Awards are renewable as long as students remain in an undergraduate engineering school and maintain satisfactory academic status. New and renewed scholarship awards shall be selected by The Ariel Foundation through an annual application.
Scholarship

Guidelines

Eligible applicants must be a graduate of a Knox County, Ohio high school or resident of Knox County, Ohio at the time of high school graduation. Exempt are any employees or family members of employees of Ariel Corporation or The Ariel Foundation. The primary selection criterion for the scholarship program shall be an applicant’s past academic performance. The Ariel Foundation shall consider applicants who have achieved at or above a 3.0 Grade Point Average for one year at an accredited college or university prior to acceptance into an engineering college. Recommendations from instructors, personal qualities, and financial need shall all be considered.

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

The Ariel Foundation is pleased to announce the following recipients of engineering scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year: Delora Allen, Sean Badger, Garrett Hughes and Adam Temple have been awarded a Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarship; and Jonah Burson, Johnathan Crow, Joshua Gaddis, Sarah Lord and Ian Whitaker were awarded a James P. Buchwald Engineering Scholarship.

  • Delora Grace Allen is a 2020 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and is attending The University of Akron for a chemical engineering degree. Delora is the daughter of Donald and Delora Kae Allen.
  • Sean Badger is a fourth time recipient of an Ariel Foundation engineering scholarship pursuing a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Dayton. A graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Sean is the son of Keith and Deanna Badger.
  • Jonah Burson graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2020 and is a junior at Ohio Northern University in the mechanical engineering program. Jonah is the son of Todd and Christine Burson.
  • Johnathan Crow is a 2019 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and is attending The Ohio State University for a mechanical engineering degree. Johnathan is the son of David and Robyn Crow.
  • Joshua Gaddis is a second time recipient of an Ariel Foundation engineering scholarship and graduated from Fredericktown High School in 2019. A mechanical engineering student at The University of Akron, Joshua is the son of D. Trent and Nicole Gaddis.
  • Garrett Hughes attended Danville High School and graduated in 2018. He currently attends the University of Cincinnati pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Garrett is the son of Kyle and Val Hughes.
  • Sarah Lord is a second time recipient of an Ariel Foundation engineering scholarship pursuing a chemical engineering degree at The Ohio State University. A graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Sarah is the daughter of Stephanie Lord.
  • Adam Temple is a 2020 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and is studying chemical engineering at Miami University. Adam is the son of Stephanie Temple.
  • Ian Whitaker graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2020 and is a senior at Bowling Green State University in the mechanical engineering program. Ian is the son of Michael and Amy Whitaker.
James P. Buchwald

James 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, in 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 BS 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.

Deadline

Applications must be received at The Ariel Foundation no later than May 1 to be considered for both the James P. Buchwald and Tom Rastin Engineering Scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Contact afinfo@ariel-foundation.org or call 740.392.0364 with questions.