Scholarships

UW-Platteville Plastics

Society of Plastics Engineer foundation

The SPE Foundation offers numerous scholarships to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. They must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include, but is not limited to, plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering. All applicants must be in good standing with their colleges. Financial need is considered for most scholarships.The SPE Foundation offers numerous scholarships to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. They must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry.  This would include, but is not limited to, plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering.  All applicants must be in good standing with their colleges.  Financial need is considered for most scholarships. 

Charitable Scholarship Foundation

One-year scholarships are available from the IAPD Charitable Scholarship Foundation to undergraduate students majoring in industrial distribution or sciences.

High school seniors entering college in the fall of 2005 as well as full-time undergraduate level students currently enrolled at an accredited institution are eligible for awards.

Strongest consideration will be given to students:

  • Maintaining high academic achievement
  • In need of financial assistance
  • Active in school and community service

In 2004, $21,750 was awarded to 17 worthy students!

Please Contact Dr. Majid Tabrizi at tabrizi@uwplatt.edu for more information and an IAPD scholarship application.

University Sponsored Scholarships

Hans F. Seuthe Scholarship
Number Available: 2
Amount: $500
Scholarships given in the name of Mr. Hans Seuthe for his dedication and contribution to Rexam Sussex Plastics, Corp. Sussex, Wisconsin.
Please consult the Financial Aid page for more information.

UW-Platteville Foundation Scholarship
Number Available: Consult Financial Aid
Amount: $300+
Scholarships given in the name of various faculty and staff is available through the UW-Platteville Foundation.
Please consult the Financial Aid page for more information.

The SPE-Milwaukee Section

SPE/Ticona Scholarship
Number Available: 2
Amount: $500
These scholarships have been established with the effort of Mr. Michael Thomas of Ticona Corp. These scholarships are available to any student in a plastic program within the region of SPE-Milwaukee Section. Cynthia Caudle and Jason Sieg are the latest awardees.

SPE Foundation Scholarships

General Scholarships
Number Available: 10–12
Amount: up to $5,000
Scholarships are awarded for one year only, but may be re-awarded for up to three additional years.

Robert G. Dailey/Detroit Section Scholarship
Number Available: 1
Amount: $4,000
Must be an undergraduate

Robert E. Cramer/Product Design and Development Division/Mid-Michigan Section Scholarship
Number Available: 1
Amount: $1,000
Must be an undergraduate

Ted Neward Scholarship
Number Available: 1
Amount: $3,000

Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division Scholarships
Number Available: 2
Amount: $4,000
Must be an undergraduate

American Plastics Council (APC)/Plastics Environmental Division Scholarship
Number Available: 1
Amount: $5,000
One award will be made annually in the name of the corporation cited as the Recycler of the Year by the Plastics Environmental Division of SPE at their Annual Recycling Conference.

Special Scholarships

The following scholarships must be applied for separately.

Extrusion Division/Lew Erwin Memorial Scholarship
Number Available: 1
Amount: $2,500
One award is made each year to support undergraduate or graduate research in the field of polymer extrusion. Applicants must be working on a senior or MS project which the scholarship will help support. The project must be described in writing, including background, objective, and proposed experiments. The recipient will be expected to furnish a final research summary report.

Fleming/Blaszcak Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Sponsored by Cal Mold Inc. and Formula Plastics, this scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students at a 4-year college or students enrolled in a graduate program. Applicants for this award must be of Mexican descent and citizens or legal residents of the United States.

Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarships - Ed Segen Memorial Scholarship
Number Available: 2
Amount: $5,000
Awarded annually to graduate or undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in the plastics industry. Applicants must have experience in the thermoforming industry, such as courses taken, research conducted, or jobs held. Read Mortel is the latest UW-Platteville awardee.

Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarships - Johan Griep Memorial Scholarship
Number Available: 1
Amount: $5,000
Awarded annually to graduate or undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in the plastics industry. Applicants must have experience in the thermoforming industry, such as courses taken, research conducted, or jobs held. Apirat Nongnang is the latest UW-Platteville awardee.

Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarships - Johan Griep Memorial Scholarship
Number Available: 1
Amount: $2,000
Must be an undergraduate. Applicants must have experience in the thermoset industry, such as courses taken, research conducted, or jobs held.
Plastics Institute of America Inc.
Number Available: up to 16
Amount: $1,500
Awarded annually to post secondary, vocational and undergraduate technology and engineering plastics student. Applicants should be pursuing studies leading to careers in the plastics industries.

International Association of Plastics Distributors (IAPD)
An annual tuition repayment scholarship is available for high school senior entering college or a full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled at an accredited institute. In 2001 fiscal year, IAPD have awarded over $26,000 to 19 worthy students more information visit www.iapd.org.

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