Society of Plastics Engineers Color & Appearance Division Endowment Scholarship Program
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The Endowment Scholarship Program offered by the Color & Appearance Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers awards scholarships each year to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the coloring of plastics industry. The students must be majoring in or taking
courses that would be beneficial to a career in this industry. This would include, but is not limited to,
plastics engineering, polymer science, coloring of plastics, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering,
mechanical engineering, industrial design and industrial engineering. All applicants must be in good standing with their colleges. Financial need is considered for most scholarships.
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships range up to $4,000 annually. Scholarships are awarded for one
year only, but applicants may apply for a re-award for each year they are enrolled in school.
- Applicants for these scholarships must be full-time undergraduate students in either a four-year college or a two-year technical program or enrolled in a graduate program.
- All applicants must be graduates of public or private high schools
- Applicants must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the coloring of plastics industry.
- Applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the coloring of plastics industry.
- An applicant must be in good academic standing with his or her school.
- Preference is given to student members of SPE and also to students who have a parent(s) as a member
of the Color & Appearance Division of the SPE.
- Financial need of an applicant will be considered for most scholarships.
To be considered for a scholarship from the Color & Appearance Division Endowment Scholarship
Program, applicants must complete an online application within the designated time period. All applications submitted must include:
- A completed application form. (If you navigate away from this form while it is incomplete, you will lose your changes.)
- Three recommendation letters: two from a teacher or school official and one from an employer or nonrelative. (Uploaded below or emailed to Ann Smeltzer)
- A high school and/or college transcript for the last two years. (Uploaded below)
- An essay by the student (500 words or less) telling why the applicant is applying for the scholarship, the applicant’s qualifications, and the applicant’s educational and career goals in the coloring of plastics industry. (Written in the application or uploaded below)
All scholarships will be paid directly to the recipients’ schools. The Color & Appearance Division
Endowment Scholarship Program will not award scholarships to applicants who are not qualified and
reserves the right to not award a scholarship in a given year if it so chooses.
Scholarships may be granted to US citizens attending colleges/universities located in the United States. Scholarships may also be granted to non-US citizens attending colleges/universities located in the United States provided that the student is not a citizen of a country under sanction by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
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Schools Previously Attended
Current and Past Community Activities / Honors / Awards
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Please list your employment history, starting with your most recent job. Place an asterisk (*)
before any company where your involvement was in color, plastics or polymers.
The information provided in my application is, to the best of my knowledge, complete and
accurate, and I understand that false statements on this application will disqualify me from
the scholarship program. I give my permission for any college
or school to release to the Color & Appearance Division Endowment Committee, any
information necessary to process my application to the Color & Appearance Division
Endowment Scholarship Program.
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