Moore receives Nordson Leadership Scholarship


Madison Amber Moore of Swainsboro is the recipient of the Nordson Leadership scholarship and the Nordson BUILDS scholarship for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The 20-year-old daughter of Kristi and Tony Moore of Swainsboro, and granddaughter of Dollie Kirkland, is a senior at Georgia Southern University with a major in Mechanical Engineering. According to Nordson grant guidelines, “Nordson Leadership Scholars" is a relationship-building scholarship and recruitment program with the goal of attracting “diverse talent, building strong connections, and developing individuals into future leaders.” Through the program, scholarships are given to students from diverse gender, race, and ethnic backgrounds in their junior or senior year who are pursuing undergraduate degrees at U.S. based institutions in the preferred fields of Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Accounting & Finance, Economics, or Liberal Arts and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. The selection was based on an overall assessment of academic performance, leadership skills, character, community service, school involvement, and the applicant's career/college major fit.”

According to Nordson grant guidelines for the BUILDS grant, “The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry. It is designed to help bright and motivated students’ access and complete postsecondary education by lessening the financial barriers of enrolling in college for many, and decreasing the loan burden for individuals that apply for financial aid. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible to receive a Nordson BUILDS Scholarship.

Nordson Corporation provides three categories of scholarships: Career & Technical, University Scholars, and Creating Equity in Industry. These manufacturing industry scholarships are targeted at individuals whose permanent residence or college is near a Nordson facility, and are pursuing majors in manufacturing, engineering-related STEM disciplines, or business leading to a career in industry and corporate America. Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to students planning to enroll or already enrolled in an accredited public or private not-for-profit postsecondary institution.”

Madison has also received the Nordson BUILDS scholarship starting her freshman year and has renewed it each school year. She has also had the opportunity through the BUILDS scholarship to intern at Nordson Swainsboro location. Madison states “I appreciate everything Nordson has done for me. I will be forever grateful for the scholarships and everything I learned while working there.”