ASC Scholarship Program
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The ASC Scholarship Program was initiated in memory of Gene Simmons, one of the industry’s most experienced, knowledgeable and respected pressure sensitive adhesive formulators. Gene was very dedicated to his development work, but recognized the tremendous importance of passing his knowledge onto those less experienced in his field. In keeping with his spirit of willing mentorship, this award was started with the support of Evans Adhesive to support students in pursuit of their degree in a related field.  Learn more about Gene Simmons HERE.



Eligibility Requirements


To be considered for scholarship funds through the ASC Scholarship Program, 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.
  • Be a direct relative (child, stepchild or grandchild) of an employee currently employed by an active member of the ASC (“Active member” will be defined as 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/or attendance at ASC conferences and events.)


Selection Process


The Selection Committee reviews all applications to determine the best overall applicants.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a recipient’s relevant academic field of study, future career objective, and academic and/or leadership achievements.

The highest-rated students are selected as scholarship recipients.



Award Amounts


Scholarships will be awarded annually to 4-5 applicants, depending on the availability of funding, in an amount ranging between $500-$2,000 each, depending on the volume of selections.





ASC’s Scholarship Program is funded exclusively from donations. To make a donation to the ASC Scholarship Program, please complete the online DONATIONS FORM or make a check payable to “ASC Scholarship Program” and send to: The Adhesive & Sealant Council (ASC), 7101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 990, Bethesda, MD 20814. Because ASC is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, donations are not tax deductible. All donors/donor companies will be announced at the ASC Annual Convention each year along with the scholarship recipients.





Please submit a brief (500 words max) statement 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.

Please also include the applicant’s name, educational institution, year of study, and the name of the ASC member company.


Applications must be complete and are due by February 1st, 2018.


Please send all completed applications to An email will be sent to you within 5 business days as confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 301-986-9700.



Distribution of Scholarships


Scholarships will be announced at the 2018 ASC Annual Spring Convention in Miami, FL during the Luncheon on Tuesday, April 24th.  Scholarship funds are sent to the financial aid offices at the recipient’s college or university.


Recipients are not required to attend the ASC convention, but are strongly encouraged to do so. The ASC Convention is an excellent way to learn about the industry and network with leading adhesive and sealant companies. You can view a list of member companies HERE. There is no registration fee for recipients to attend, but ASC must be notified by recipients of their plans to attend or not attend.


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