Scholarships

As a worldwide leader of Coil Processing Equipment, Red Bud Industries is known for pioneering, developing, and producing state-of-the-art Processing Equipment. In order to build our Equipment, we rely heavily on skilled individuals that are trained in the latest technologies (engineering, PLC programming, hydraulics, etc.). In 2009, to help support our industry and as part of the celebration of Red Bud Industries’ 50th Anniversary, we established two annual scholarships, one to Ranken Technical College for $5,800 and one to Southwestern Illinois College for $3,000. The scholarships are open to first year students who have been accepted for admission into Ranken Technical College or who are attending SWIC for the fall semester. These scholarships are just one of the ways we invest in the next generation and raise awareness of the great careers in manufacturing.

Ranken Technical College

Red Bud Industries is offering a $5,800 scholarship for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 school year. Please visit Ranken’s website at www.ranken.edu/scholarships for more information on the scholarship. Any student wishing to apply for the scholarship may pick up an application at Ranken, inquire at the guidance office of their local high school, or by clicking here. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2021.

The Red Bud Industries Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has been accepted for admission into Ranken Technical College for the fall semester.

To be considered, students must be enrolled as a full-time student in one of the following degree programs: Control Systems Technology, Electrical Systems Design Technology, Electrical Automation Technology, Industrial Technology, Precision Machining Technology, or Industrial Engineering Technology. This scholarship will apply only to first year tuition expenses, $2,900 per semester, and cannot be renewed. A 3.0 GPA must be earned in the fall semester to renew the scholarship for the spring semester. Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • High school class rank after seven semesters
  • High school grades, with evaluation of difficulty of coursework
  • ACT/SAT score
  • Activities in high school/community involvement
  • Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers describing the applicant’s academic potential
  • Satisfactory completion of the application
  • Quality of responses on application

Please submit your application along with two letters of recommendation on high school letterhead from high school teachers to the Scholarship Director at Ranken Technical College and mail to 4431 Finney Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113. An official high school transcript must also be sent to Ranken Technical College from your high school by June 1. The selection of the scholarship recipient will be made by the Ranken Scholarship Committee. Please contact the Admissions Department at 1-866-472-6536 if you have any questions regarding the scholarship.

Southwestern Illinois College

Red Bud Industries is offering a $3,000 scholarship for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 school year. Please click here for more information on the scholarship and to apply online. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021.

The Red Bud Industries’ Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has been accepted for admission into Southwestern Illinois College for the fall semester.

To be considered, students must be enrolled as a full-time student in one of the following degree programs: Engineering, Sales, Computers, Business, Accounting, Machinist, Welding, or Electronics. A minimum 2.5 GPA is necessary to apply. This scholarship will apply only to first year tuition expenses, $1,500 per semester. A 3.0 GPA must be earned in the fall semester to renew the scholarship for the spring semester. Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • May not be recipient of any other funding such as: WIA, top 20%, company reimbursement, or governmental assistance (Pell, MAP, etc.).
  • Scholarship may only be used for tuition, fees, and books. No checks will be made available to students after tuition, fees, and books have been paid.

Please contact the Southwestern Illinois College Foundation at 618-235-2700 extension 5215 or by email at scholarships@swic.edu if you have any questions regarding the scholarship.