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), 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.





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. Please also include contact information for your educational institution's office of financial aid.



PLEASE NOTE: The call for applications ended February 1, 2019. ASC will notify applicants and awardees in the spring of 2019 as to the status of their applications for a scholarship. Thank you for your submissions.



Distribution of Scholarships


Scholarships will be announced at the 2019 ASC Annual Spring Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Luncheon on Tuesday, April 9th.  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.



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 2018 recipients and thank you for helping our industry 'Secure the Future'!


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