BETHESDA, Md.—The Adhesive and Sealant Council debuted a new scholarship program for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in a science-related or business field of study.
The ASC scholarship program was initiated in memory of Gene Simmons, an experienced, knowledgeable pressure sensitive adhesive formulator who was known as a mentor in the industry, according to an ASC release.
The award was started with the support of the ASC for students in pursuit of their degrees in a related field.
Scholarships will be awarded annually to three to five applicants, depending on the availability of funding, in an amount ranging between $500-$1,000 each, depending on the volume of selections.
To be considered for scholarship funds, candidates must be a full-time junior or senior at an accredited college, university or community college, be pursuing a degree in a science-related or business field of study and be a direct relative (child, stepchild or grandchild) of an employee currently employed by an active member of the ASC. An "active member" is any company that is in good standing as a current member of the ASC and has a record of recent participation in ASC programs and attendance at ASC conferences and events, it said.
Students interested in applying are required to submit a brief statement by Feb. 1 discussing the applicant's education, future career interests, academic or leadership achievements and relevant professional experience, and how their education, experience and achievements are potentially applicable to the adhesives and sealants industry.
The ASC scholarship program is funded exclusively from donations. For information about making a donation or about the scholarship, visit http://www.ascouncil.org/scholarships.
Scholarships will be announced at the 2018 ASC Annual Spring Convention in Miami during the opening luncheon on Tuesday, April 24. Scholarship funds are sent to the financial aid offices at the recipient's college or university.