ASC Scholarship Program

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.

Please note: The application process has changed. Applications will be accepted in late Spring/early Summer 2024 to be awarded at the beginning of the Fall 2024 semester. 
New details for 2024 will be announced soon!


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To be considered for scholarship funds through the ASC Scholarship Program, candidates must:

  • Be a full-time sophmore with junior standing, 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 ASC ("Active member" will be defined as any company that is in good standing as a current member of ASC and has a record of recent participation in ASC programs and/or attendance at ASC conferences and events.)

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.

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. To donate, click here.

Recognition: Recipients are formally recognized at the ASC Annual Convention. Recipients are not required to attend. 

2023 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients
Capri Norris, Pennsylvania State University
Steven Han, New York University
Elizabeth Vrana, Ohio State University
Shelley Bradshaw, Ohio State University
Jonah Brandt, University of Dayton
The 2022 recipents were formally announced at The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC2022) in Chicago, IL April 25-27, 2022.
2022 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients 

Adam Colteryahn, University of Florida
Reagan Hubbard, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wyatt Thomas Howard McGraw, Shawnee State University
Shelley Bradshaw, Ohio State University
Hunter Godina, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ethan White, Rowan College

The 2023 recipients were formally announced at ASC's Annual Convention & EXPO in New Orleans, April 17-19, 2023.

2021 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients

Maija Beckwith, Iowa State University

Morgan Norris, Pennsylvania State University

Adam Colteryahn, University of Florida

Nicholas Amann, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hunter Godina, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The 2021 recipients were formally announced at ASC's Annual Convention in ChampionsGate, Florida (Orlando area) October 25-27, 2021.

 

2020 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients 

Matthew Han, Boston College

Matthias White, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Aliah Hasna, Seton Hall University

Reagan Hubbard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jack Koch, Union College

The 2020 recipients were formally announced in November at ASC's Virtual Annual Convention.

2019 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients

Shay Hubbard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Matthew Han, Boston College

Theresa Cahill, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Karen Li, Emory University

Joey Griese, University of Wisconsin at Stout

Matthias White, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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.

 

2018 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients

Andrea Jorissen, St. Olaf College

Joey Griese, University of Wisconsin at Stout

Jason Miller, Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Karen Li, Emory University's Goizueta Business School

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.

There is no formal application. Students interested in being considered for a scholarship should follow these steps:
  • Submit in writing a statement of 750-1,000 words explaining  your interest in a scholarship by the Adhesive and Sealant Council, noting 
    • key academic and extracurricular achievements
    • how your degree could be applied to a position in the adhesive and sealant industry
    • your future career interests
  • Please include
    • your full name
    • your Student Identification Number
    • current year (freshman, sophomore, junior)
    • current Grade Point Average (GPA)
    • address of your college/university's Office of Financial Aid or Bursar's Office

Please e-mail your statement to BIll Allmond, ASC President, at bill@ascouncil.org