Veterans To Machinist Scholarship Program

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We are excited to announce our 2019 Veterans to Machinist Scholarship program with the mission to award 3 veterans a scholarship towards their certificate, associates, or bachelors in manufacturing. The 3 veterans will be announced monthly and will be awarded $1,000 each. To apply simply follow the instructions below

Submission Query:

Tell us your story: Why manufacturing?

To apply for our 2019 scholarship, applicants will be required to submit a minimum of a 1,000-word essay and a max of 1300 words detailing why you want to become a machinist and/or be part of the manufacturing industry. Include your story, how your skills apply, and where you see yourself in the future. All submissions must include a DD214 to be considered. We take stolen valor very seriously and will report anyone misidentifying themselves. If you are not a veteran do not submit.


  • Essays must be uploaded in Word or PDF format
  • Essays must be a min of 1,000 Words and no more than 1,300 words
  • If you’re citing sources, please make sure to list citations on your paper
  • Copied essays or essays that are stolen will be automatically disqualified

Who is Eligible?

The award is available for Veterans pursuing a Certificate, Associates, Bachelors in a manufacturing area of study.

What is the Award Amount

Scholarship award: $1,000 Awarded in February, March, & April to 3 separate individuals

What is the submission date?

Deadline: No later than  Feb 5th, March 5th, and April 5th, 2019

Scholarship winners will be announced 

  1. Feb 12th, 2019 ( Announced )
  2. March 12th, 2019 ( Announced )
  3. April 16th, 2019 ( Accepting Applications)

Veterans Scholarship Submission

  • About You

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Submission

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About CNC Machines: CNC Machines is a national used CNC machine dealer headquartered in Sanford Florida. We buy and sell used CNC machines, used fabrication equipment and more. In 2014, our CEO Curt Doherty decided to build a mission purposed company using his 15 years of manufacturing technology experience in sales and marketing. Since then has completed over 1,000 successful transactions and has appeared in many trade publications. We want to assist manufacturers with their technology, and we stand by this in everything we do.

Our mission is to help American manufacturers upgrade their technology, and through this process, we also contribute to re-building a stronger manufacturing industry. Our goal is to become the largest most contributing used machinery dealer in the united states in order to serve our main mission.

Our CEO Curt Doherty has been in the machine technology business for over 14 years. He has purchased and sold over 1,000 or more machines and worked his way up to becoming one of the most well-known sales and marketing pro’s in the manufacturing technology industry. Curt started CNC Machines in 2014 and has scaled the business to become one of the top 3 used machinery dealers in the US.

Our CNC machine for sale inventory includes a lot of major brands. We carry CNC brands from Haas, Mazak, Fadal & even Johnford CNC and continue to add more brands of CNC machines to our inventory. If you’re looking for a used CNC mill, CNC lathe, 5 Axis lathe or just need a Waterjet CNC we have you covered. Our CNC machine sales team has over 25 years of combined experience in buying and selling CNC machines. They will ask you about your needs and point you to the right CNC machine that can get the work done.