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The Society of Plastics Engineers Color and Appearance Division has scholarships available for qualified individuals. Each year up to $20,000.00 worth of scholarships are awarded.
Three of the five scholarships have been dedicated to three remarkable people in our industry.
The endowment fund is the brainchild of one of SPECAD's past presidents, Gary Beebe. Gary created and spent many of his years on the board shepherding this project. His commitment and perservereance from creating the funding mechanism, growth and maintenance plans and finally working on the distribution of these scholarships was remarkable. Gary truly felt that education was the only way we could give back to those coming along behind us in the industry. Sadly, Gary passed away in 2011.
Jack Graff had spent his 40 plus years in the coloring of plastics educating and training many of the color experts in this industry. Through his diligent efforts, in 1989 the Terra Community College added a course in color matching science to its curriculum. Jack also taught a few courses there each year. We remember Jack as am educator and teacher, so it is appropriate that one of our scholarsihps honor him.
Scholarship applications are available in 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year.
2013-2014 Scholarship Application (.doc)
Revision 2 February 8, 2013
The Endowment Scholarship Program offered by the Color & Appearance Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers awards up to five 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.
1. 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.
2. All applicants must be graduates of public or private high schools.
1. Applicants must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the coloring of plastics industry.
2. Applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the coloring of plastics industry.
3. An applicant must be in good academic standing with his or her school.
4. 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.
4. 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 application and return it to the address specified on the application by June 1, 2013. All applications submitted must include:
1. A completed application form.
2. Three recommendation letters: two from a teacher or school official and one from an employer or non-relative.
3. A high school and/or college transcript for the last two years.
4. 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.
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 from CAD/SPE are available every year, funds permitting, for students majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in coloring plastics. The following process will be used:
1. Application form needs to be filled out by applicant in its entirety. The application needs to be sent to the Chairperson of the Endowment Committee and/or the Chairperson of the CAD by June 1st (to be eligible for the next school year, i.e. application postmarked by June 1, 2013 – scholarship awarded for Fall, 2013).
2. Information regarding applications will be sent to Endowment Committee members prior to the ANTEC BOD meeting. The Endowment Committee will use the Criteria for Acceptability document to assign points for the review.
3. The Endowment Committee will make recommendations for scholarships (grants) no later than at the ANTEC BOD meeting to the CAD Board.
4. Notification to candidates will occur as soon as approved, but not later than June 30th. Checks will be mailed by July 31.