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Nordson Corporation Provides 100 College Scholarships through Nordson BUILDS Program

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Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is pleased to announce it has awarded a total of 100 college scholarships for the 2014-15 school year through its Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program.

“The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry,” said Amonica Davis, Nordson BUILDS Program Officer. “It was created to serve as an economic and workforce development engine for Nordson Corporation and the manufacturing industry as a whole. Ideally, Nordson BUILDS identifies a talent pool to fill the gaps of an aging workforce in manufacturing, introduces Nordson to academically motivated students pursuing technical-training programs and college degrees suitable for a career in manufacturing and Corporate America, and meets the advanced technical and educational demands of a global, manufacturing company that desires to be innovative and productive.”

Students across the United States in communities where Nordson has facilities are eligible to apply for Nordson BUILDS scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. For the 2014-15 Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program, administered by the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), a total of 81 postsecondary students were selected to receive a Nordson BUILDS scholarship. Another 19 high-achieving students from non-profit organizations, such as Esperanza which provides educational and scholarship support to Hispanic students, were also awarded Nordson BUILDS college scholarships.

“The Nordson BUILDS Scholarship helps students access and complete postsecondary education, and addresses the rising cost of college tuition by lessening the financial burden on students and their families,” added Davis. “Today’s college students borrow and assume more debt than ever before, limiting their abilities to be self-sufficient and to contribute to the economic landscape of their communities upon college completion.” In addition to Nordson BUILDS, which targets high-achieving students pursuing specific STEM and business-related majors, Nordson has a long history of providing scholarships to worthy students, regardless of college major.

About the Nordson Corporation Foundation

Since its founding, Nordson has held the belief that business, as a corporate citizen, has a social responsibility to share its success with the communities in which it operates and its employees work. Nordson is committed to contributing approximately five percent of domestic pre-tax earnings to support charitable activities, with a focus on education and communities where the company has significant operations. Our employees also show their support by volunteering thousands of hours through Nordson’s Time ‘n Talent program. The Nordson Corporation Foundation is the successor to the Nordson Foundation, which was created in 1952 by Walter G. Nord, founder of Nordson Corporation. In 1988, the original foundation was reorganized to create the Nord Family Foundation and the Nordson Corporation Foundation. Since 1989, the Nordson Corporation Foundation has awarded tens of millions of dollars in grants in four broad categories: arts and culture, civic affairs, education and human welfare. More information on applying for grants and the Nordson BUILDS Scholarship program is available at www.nordson.com/givingback.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, fluids and other materials, plastic extrusion and injection molding, electronics testing and inspecting, and surface preparation, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at http://www.nordson.com, @Nordson_Corp, or www.facebook.com/nordson.

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