Manufacturing & Engineering Scholarship

We are excited to announce our 2018 – 2019 Scholarship with the purpose of helping the future leaders of the American Manufacturing industry. Our Scholarship was made with the future American machinist in mind. We plan to make this an Annual fund to help a student and a school accomplish their goals.

Submission Query:

The Future Of Machinist: What are some ways to attract younger generations to the machining industry

To apply for our January 2019 scholarship, applicants will be required to submit an essay detailing at least three (3) new and/or innovative methods in which the industry as a whole can effectively increase the number of young professionals seeking to begin a career in the manufacturing industry. To be considered for this scholarship, essay submissions must be 500 to 1,000 words in length and should include specific details as to HOW and WHY the methods suggested will empower the manufacturing industry’s overall ability to attract a younger workforce. Good Luck!


  • Essays Must be uploaded in Word or PDF format
  • Essays must be a min of 500 Words and no more than 1,000 words
  • If your citing sources, Please make sure to list citations on your paper
  • Copied essays, Or essays that are stolen will be automatically disqualified
  • Videos must be under 3 Mins long and no shorter than 1 Min
  • You can Submit Youtube or Vimeo Link, If your submitting the video file email us first at [email protected]

Who is Eligible?

The award is available for Certificate, Associates, Undergraduate, and Graduate  students

What is the Award Amount

Scholarship award: $2,000.00     

What is the submission date?

Deadline: No later than Jan 1, 2019, Winner will be announced on Jan 22nd

This includes a school donation

The School of the winning student will also win a $500 donation to be used for the manufacturing, machining department to benefit the departmental needs for tools and other supplies.

The deadline for this scholarship has passed.  Please check back in the future for additional scholarship opportunities!

Terms & Conditions

Winner agrees to use the Scholarship prize for education purposes only: tuition and or related expenses.Entrant represents and warrants that s/he has the legal capacity to enter this Contest, that the Submission is original and has been legally created by the entrant; does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party; has not been entered in or won previous contests or awards; and has not been published or distributed previously in any media. Additionally, Submitter represents and warrants that s/he owns all rights and title to the Submission and gives permission to use this content in the future.

Each submitter understands and acknowledges that they will not be paid for or receive any form of compensation for his/her submission. Winner will receive only scholarship funds not to exceed $2,000.00

Each Submitter further agrees to indemnify and hold CNC Machines LLC harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of them due to or arising out of the Submission, or the Submitter’s conduct in creating a Submission or otherwise in connection with this Contest, including but not limited to claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement; violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation.


About Us: CNC Machines is an American used CNC machine dealer based in Sanford Florida. Our company was started in 2014 by a seasoned well-known equipment sales professional named Curt Doherty. He envisioned making a platform that would be based on honesty and straightforward sales. He also innovated the first used pricing tool for used CNC machines found on

CNC Machines carries more than 373+ CNC machine for sale including used CNC mill, used CNC lathe,  used EDM, and fabrication equipment with an inventory of CNC industrial machinery that is updated daily.

Our two main sources of equipment are from machine shops looking to sell their CNC machine, or manufacturers closing shop and looking to liquidate their CNC machine shops. In turn, we buy out this machinery and we refurbish these machines back to “like new” status, allowing for the machine to be ready to be used by the next owner. This is a major source for machine shops and start-up manufacturing since used machinery can go for 60 – 75% cheaper than buying a new machine direct from the manufacturer.

We carry some of the top major brands in CNC machining including Used Haas machines, Used Mazak, Hurcoand bigger bore machines like the Johnford CNC mills and lathes.

We serve the US and Canada and have also bought and sold machines around the world.