For the ninth year, Asco awarded engineering scholarships with an eye toward encouraging the study of industrial automation engineering, the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. Selection criteria for the scholarships from the maker of fluid control technologies include a student’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering.

Two recipients were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship to support their pursuit of a bachelor's degree in engineering. The winners are Quinnlan Sweeney of Springfield, Va., a junior in the electrical engineering degree program at Clemson University, and Nathaniel Weger of Iowa City, Iowa, a junior studying for a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Iowa.

Asco Numatics will further support the recipients’ studies with an additional $1,000 grant to the engineering departments at each of their universities. The scholarship program has awarded a total of $90,000 to 18 students. Asco has provided an additional $18,000 in grants to 16 schools of engineering.