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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Announces Scholarship Program to Help Secure the Future

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, November 28, 2017



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William Allmond

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Program initiated in memory of Gene Simmons, An Industry Icon 


November 28, 2017 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announced today the establishment of 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, 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 the ASC to support students in pursuit of their degree in a related field.

“Today’s college students are tomorrow’s formulators, process and design engineers, chemists, technologists, and sales and marketing professionals,” said Bill Allmond, ASC’s President. “Helping them secure their future helps our industry secure ours,” he said.

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 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.)

Students interested in applying are required submit a brief statement by February 1, 2018 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.

“I would like to thank ASC member Evans Adhesive Corporation, where Gene Simmons worked prior to his death, for spearheading this scholarship program,” Allmond said. “I cannot think of a better way to keep Gene’s memory alive than through supporting those who are seeking a future in an industry he loved.”


The ASC Scholarship Program is funded exclusively from donations. Your support is greatly appreciated. For information about making a donation, please visit


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


For more about the ASC Scholarship Program, please visit


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