Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Society of Plastic Engineers Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually as follows: one four-year university scholarship; and one two-year junior college or technical institute scholarship.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must enroll full time.
  3. Must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry and be majoring in or taking courses that are beneficial to a career in the plastics/polymer industry. This would include, but is not limited to, plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering.
  4. Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a two- or four-year institution or technical institute.
  5. Must be a resident of a Gulf Coast state (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas).
  6. Must attend college in a Gulf Coast state (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas).

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Residents of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas who are attending a postsecondary institution in one of the eligible states are eligible for this award. Students must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry.

Application requirements for the Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Activities list
  • Resume
  • Proof of residency
Additional Information: Applicants must be in good academic standing with their schools. Financial need is considered for most scholarships. All scholarships will be paid directly to the recipients' schools. The SPE Foundation 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.

Award Amount: $6,000 annually to a student attending a four-year university and $2,000 annually to a student attending a two-year junior college or technical institute. Both awards are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Applications are available online from the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) Foundation website. Please note: The student need only one submit one application to apply for all scholarships for which he/she is eligible. Each student must upload the following documents to the online application: three recommendation letters (two from a teacher or school official and one from an employer or non-relative); a high school and/or college transcript for the last two years; a listing of current and past school activities and community activities and honors; a listing of his/her employment history, starting with his/her most recent job; a one- to two-page essay telling why he/she is applying for the scholarship, his/her qualifications, and his/her educational and career goals in the plastics industry; and proof of Gulf Coast state residency. Please note: If the student is unable to upload his/her transcript to the online application, he/she may submit the transcript via email or mail using the addresses provided. All application materials must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Gene Havel
Address: 6 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 306 Bethel, Connecticut 06801

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