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2022 Spring Scholarship Recipients

Monday, June 13, 2022
By: Sidney Davis

For more information, please contact Randy Kish

The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation (PMAEF) and the Twin Cities District of PMA are excited to announce the 2022 educational scholarship recipients! These recipients have shown an interest in continuing their careers in manufacturing through enrolling in academic courses or taking part in an apprenticeship/training program.

Spring 2022

Jadhe Ortiz  – University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering

Scholarship Amount
- PMA Educational Foundation: $500
- Twin Cities District: $500
- Total: $1,000 


Since elementary school, Jadhe has participated in various classes and workshops in robotic programs. In eighth grade, she was part of the 3D Printing Club at her middle school. Currently, she is a member of the "Best Buy Teen Tech" at Clues, Saint Paul, MN. In the beginning, Clues helped her by tutoring her college chemistry class, and then she took a series of workshops, including coding, photo manipulation, and stop motion. She also participated in a contest for "Engineer for a Week." The content required her and her team to create a game on scratch for Facebook. They were proud to win first place. Last summer, Jadhe received a scholarship from "Women in Engineering" to participate in a summer program at Michigan Technological University. Her favorite class in the program was the blacksmith class.


Jadhe has been preparing herself for a career in manufacturing for years and believes it is her passion. She likes hands-on work, being creative and challenging herself. This school year, she is taking a welding class, Auto Technology 1 & 2, and Career Pathway, which is the class she earned her OSHA 10-Hour Certificate. She is also on the Cumulative Honor Roll and the National Honor Society. These programs, the workshops and the classes she has taken have helped her visualize herself and her future path to pursuing an engineering career as a welder engineer. She would love to work as an underwater welder, so this award means she is one step closer to accomplishing this dream.