WIFI scholarships provide funds for members to attend industry related seminars, workshops and conventions.

Fastener Training Institute

Joanne Sherman E-Learning Scholarship

WIFI honors the memory of Joanne Goodman Sherman, co-owner of Industrial Rivet and Fastener. She began her career part-time in high school and ultimately grew to oversee the entire administrative and operational areas of the 100+ year old business. She was responsible for managing the company’s many brands and copyrights – including the RivetKing® brand – while continuing to offer her rivet and fastener expertise to long-term accounts across the country, and around the world.

Joanne took professional development and continuing education seriously. She was an award-winning member of the NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) and active in Vistage International – a peer mentoring group for business owners. She believed in the power of education, and would have been proud to sponsor women in the fastener industry who are interested in furthering their fastener education through this channel of E-Learning courses.

Fastener Training Institute

Ann Bisgyer Wolz Scholarship

WIFI honors the memory of Ann Bisgyer Wolz, co-publisher of Fastener Industry News. She first worked in the fastener industry during high school for her stepfather, Eric Cohn, at Allied International. She later entered the trade show industry in New York City and returned to fasteners when she and spouse John Wolz acquired Fastener Industry News in 1994 where they shared co-publisher titles.

Scholarship application submission offered to WIFI Members requesting Financial assistance to attend the Fastener Training Institute. Class fees will be covered for the Certified Fastener Specialist course, or any other class of equal or lesser value.

NIFMSE Vegas Fastener Show

Edith Cameron Scholarship

WIFI honors the memory of Edith Cameron, a pioneer in the fastener industry for 55 years. She was as devoted to her career in the industry as she was to her family and friends. She was a trailblazer in the industry for many years, inducted into the Fastener Hall of Fame in 1993 and encouraged many women to excel in the fastener business.

Scholarship application submission offered to WIFI Members requesting financial assistance to attend the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo in Las Vegas. Travel, accommodations and entrance to the show will be provided. The recipient must participate in the WIFI event and the show booth.

We accept donations and corporate sponsorship to fund scholarships and networking events.