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.

Deadline to submit is February 1, 2023


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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.

There is no formal application to complete. Please submit a brief (750 words max) statement discussing:

  • the applicant's education, future career interests, academic or leadership achievements and relevant professional experience (i.e., internships, co-op's, teaching/lab assistant, etc.), 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 send your completed application 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.

Deadline to submit is February 1, 2023

Distribution of Scholarships

These scholarships will be announced in the Spring of 2023. Scholarship funds are sent to the financial aid offices at the recipient's college or university. 

Recognition: Recipients will be formally recognized at the ASC Annual Convention in New Orleans, April 17-19, 2023. Recipients are not required to attend, 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 throughout the world! There is no registration fee for recipients to attend, but ASC must be notified by recipients of their plans to attend or not attend. 

Congratulations to our 2022 ASC Scholarship Award Recipients! 

Adam Colteryahn
A Senior at the University of Florida pursuing a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Biomolecular Engineering. His father is employed by Kraton Corporation.

Reagan Hubbard
A Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a certificate in International Engineering. Her father is employed at H.B. Fuller.

Wyatt Thomas Howard McGraw
A Junior at Shawnee State University pursuing a B.S. degree in Plastics Engineering Technology. His parent is employed by Airable Research Lab.

Shelley Bradshaw
A Sophomore with junior standing at The Ohio State University pursuing a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. Her father is employed by TSRC Specialty Materials.

Hunter Godina
A Senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science. His father is employed by TR International.

Ethan White
A Junior at Rowan College pursuing a B.S. degree in Management and Entrepreneurship. His father is employed by Sika Corporation.

2022 recipents were formally announced at The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC2022) in Chicago, IL April 25-27, 2022.

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

2021 recipents 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.