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.

 

 

NOW Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarships!
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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.

 

 

Donations

 

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), 510 King Street, Suite 418, Alexandria, VA 22314. 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.

 

 

Application

 

There is no official application form; eligible students interested in an ASC Scholarship are asked to please submit a brief (500-750 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. Please also include contact information for your educational institution's office of financial aid.

 

Applications for 2020 scholarships will be accepted beginning November 1, 2019 and are due no later than February 1, 2020.

 

Please send all completed applications to Bill.Allmond@ascouncil.org. 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 2020 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC2020) in Chicago, IL, April 20-22, 2020. Scholarship funds are sent to the financial aid offices at the recipient's college or university.

 

Recipients are not required to attend WAC2020, but are strongly encouraged to do so. The event 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.

 

 

2019 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients

 

Shay Hubbard - $2,000
Shay Hubbard is a senior pursuing a Material Science and Engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her internships include one at H.B. Fuller, where she applied her coursework knowledge to manipulate an adhesive formula to improve certain qualities. In addition, she completed different tests on the varied formulas, such as rheology and thermal stability. Her career goals include working in polymers, preferably at an adhesive company. Her father is employed by H.B. Fuller.


Matthew Han - $2,000
Matthew Han is a junior at Boston College pursuing a double major in Chemistry and Economics. He earned an internship at Henkel in 2017 working on projects in Adhesive Technologies. Since then, he has interned with Henkel for two years and successfully conducted a broad range of assignments, including five research and development projects. His career goals are to work in the chemical industry within the adhesive and sealant sector. His father is employed by Henkel Corporation.

Theresa Cahill - $2,000
Theresa Cahill is a Junior at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she is majoring in Chemical Engineering, with minors in Chemistry and Material Science and Engineering. While in college, she has held three co-opts with Eastman Chemical, giving her nearly a full year's work experience in different areas within Eastman. Her career plans include working for a large chemical company that is a raw material supplier and solution provider for the adhesive and sealants market. Both of her parents are employed by Eastman Chemical Company.

Karen Li - $1,000
Karen Li is a Senior at Emory University where she is a Double Major in Marketing and Strategy & Management Consulting. Last year she interned at Henkel for 10 weeks as a Product and Brand Management Intern, learning more about epoxy, hot melts, and Henkel's rationalization process. She also participated in Henkel's "Loctite University," getting hands-on experience with different technologies. Her career goals include pursuing a marketing career in an adhesive company. Her father is employed by Henkel Corporation.

Joey Griese - $1,000
Joey Griese is a Senior at University of Wisconsin at Stout, majoring in Packaging with a focus on Research and Development. Last year, he completed an internship at a company that tests and certifies all types of packages. His duties were to set up tests, perform the proper tests, and write test reports. His career goals are to work as a packaging engineer at a company that designs new packages for products. His mother is employed by H.B. Fuller.

Matthias White - $1,000
Matthias White is a Junior at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, pursuing a B.S. degree in Management with a minor in Economics. Last year, he interned at Sika Corporation, where he worked in Product Management as well as R&D conducting research on a variety of topics. He also spent time in the labs learning about products manufactured by Sika and how they develop new products and test them to meet customer expectations. His career plans include working for a manufacturing company where he can apply his management skills. His father is employed by Sika Corporation.

The 2019 recipients were announced on April 10, 2019 during ASC's 2019 Annual Spring Convention and EXPO in Philadelphia. Scholarship funds are sent to the financial aid offices at the recipient's college or university.


Congratulations to all of the 2018 recipients and thank you for helping our industry 'Secure the Future'!

 

 

2018 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients

 

Andrea Jorissen - $1,500
Andrea is a senior pursuing a chemistry degree with a minor in Management and Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College, where she is currently president of the Chemistry Society. Andrea has had experience working in internships with both 3M and H.B. Fuller, where her father, Steve who is here today, has worked for the past 25 years. She was recently hired by H.B. Fuller as a Sourcing Analyst, starting full-time in July.


Joey Griese - $1,500
Joey is a junior pursuing a Packaging degree with a focus on R&D at the University of Wisconsin at Stout, where he is enrolled in the Honors College and has twice been awarded a Chancellor's Award for academics. Last year, he completed an internship at a company that tests and certifies all types of packages, which has influenced him to pursue a career as a packaging engineer. His mother is currently a chemist at H.B. Fuller.

Jason Miller - $500
Jason is a junior pursuing a Business Process Management & Information Systems degree with a minor in computer science at Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is vice president of his fraternity, where he has successfully completed philanthropic projects during his tenure. His career plans include using his skills as a valuable and necessary asset in the adhesive and sealant industry. His mother is employed by Henkel Corporation.

Karen Li - $500
Karen is a double major in Marketing & Strategy and Management Consulting at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. In her first year, she achieved the Dean's List and was invited to join Phi Eta Sigma, the nation's oldest academic honor society for first-year students. As a young entrepreneur, she established a profitable online used book store. Her career goals include pursuing a marketing position in an adhesive company where she could successfully use her management skills. Her father is currently employed by Henkel Corporation.

The 2018 recipients were announced on April 25, 2018 during ASC's 2018 Annual Spring Convention and EXPO in Miami. Scholarship funds are sent to the financial aid offices at the recipient's college or university.


Congratulations to all of the 2019 recipients and thank you for helping our industry 'Secure the Future'!

 

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