2020 Scholarship Recipients Chosen

The Steel Fabricators of New England (SFNE) is pleased to announce that two $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to students who will use the funds to further their education in the trades. The scholarships were awarded to Shalor McKee from Dedham, MA, and Harry McDade from Rutland, MA.

The SFNE scholarship was established to assist qualified students, and to encourage interest in the fabricated structural steel construction industry.

The Steel Fabricators of New England (SFNE) is pleased to announce that two $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to students who will use the funds to further their education in the trades. The scholarships were awarded to Shalor McKee from Dedham, MA, and Harry McDade from Rutland, MA.

The SFNE scholarship was established to assist qualified students, and to encourage interest in the fabricated structural steel construction industry.

The scholarship is one way that SFNE is engaged in a more comprehensive effort to address the shortage of skilled trade workers moving into the steel fabrication industry in New England

Harry McDade will be a senior in the Architectural Studies Program at Norwich University this fall. Harry is a take-charge person, who is able to successfully develop plans and implement them.


When learning about the scholarship, while looking into internship opportunities Harry said, “this scholarship will allow me to choose from a larger group of firms I am interested in, without having to worry about the pay compared to my normal job.”

Shalor McKee recently graduated from Blue Hills Regional Vocational High School (BHRVHS) and will begin his higher education journey in the fall.


Shalor will attend Southern Maine Community College to study Precision Machining and Manufacturing. During his time at BHRVHS, Shalor learned both trade-related theory lessons and practical hands-on shop skills.

Scholarship recipients must have been accepted to, or currently attending a technical school, two or four-year degree college program, or participating in a graduate degree program for Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering Structural Engineering, Welding Technology or Construction Management programs. Emphasis is placed on accomplishments, academic excellence and a strong desire to contribute to the fabricated structural steel construction industry.

The scholarship is available to:

  • High school students who would attend a welding program at a technical school or a community college;
  • Students enrolled in or who would attend a Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Construction Engineering, Structural Engineering, Welding Technology or Construction Management programs;
  • Undergraduate juniors, seniors or master’s level graduate students;
  • Student attending universities in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT — full-time; and
  • U.S. citizens.
   

Your donations will help SFNE engage in a more comprehensive effort to address the shortage of skilled trade workers moving into the steel fabrication industry in New England.