Three Pittsburg State University students have been awarded national scholarships from the Foundry Educational Foundation.

The scholarships were awarded at the FEF’s College Industry Conference, on Nov. 15 and 16 in Chicago.

Shawn Moody, a senior manufacturing major from Coffeyville, earned the Carl Loper Award, a $4,000 scholarship that is the highest awarded at the CIC. Established in 2006, this fund honors Dr. Carl R. Loper, Jr. who served as an FEF key professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for more than 30 years.

Steven Brown, a mechanical major from Kansas City, earned the Glenn Birtwistle Memorial Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of Ron and Glenn Birtwistle by their father, Don Birtwistle. Don is a former FEF Board member and President Lifetime Patron. He was one of the founders of Great Lakes Castings Corporation, and after 47 years, retired in 1992.

Brennon Holenda, a mechanical and manufacturing major from Chilicothe, Mo., earned the $2,000 Keith Millis Memorial Scholarship, which is named for the inventor of ductile iron and founded of the Ductile Iron Society.