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. Any employee or immediate family member of an employee of Ariel Corporation or The Ariel Foundation is not eligible for this scholarship. 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.
We are proud to recognize our 2023-2024 James P. Buchwald and Tom Rastin scholarship recipients:
Jonah Burson – Civil and Environmental Engineering – Ohio Northern University
Jonathan Crow – Mechanical Engineering – The Ohio State University
Terry Fearn – Electrical Engineering – University of Toledo
Joshua Gaddis – Mechanical Engineering – The University of Akron
Nicholas Laher – Industrial and Systems Engineering – Ohio University
Adam Temple – Chemical Engineering – Miami University
Netsanet Waal – Chemical and Biochemistry Engineering – Calvin University
Andrew White – Computer Science Engineering – The Ohio State University
March 7, 1928 – September 20, 2022
Working in the natural gas industry from the early 1950’s, Jim began his career as a Design Engineer at Cooper-Bessemer and later White Superior. As the industry developed, Jim became convinced that an opportunity existed to build a smaller, more cost effective compressor, to fill a niche not served by any of the existing compressor OEMs. His belief in this opportunity led him to design the Ariel JG, a small, high-speed compressor prototype that would launch Ariel Corporation in 1966.
Buchwald led Ariel for 32 years until his retirement in 1998. During his tenure, Ariel set new standards for reliability and cost-effectiveness, bringing nearly 20 compressor models to market. He took the company from a small start up to a modern manufacturer, overseeing the design and production of every unit from the prototype to unit #13,000. His journey to build both the company and its first compressors also built a deep corporate culture, which endures strongly at Ariel today.
Applications must be received at The Ariel Foundation no later than May 1 to be considered for the upcoming academic year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740.392.0364 with questions.