The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of the 2016 scholarship program administered by SPE Foundation, including 42 scholarships totaling more than $110,000.

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of the 2016 scholarship program administered by SPE Foundation, including 42 scholarships totaling more than $110,000. The awards, made to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry, are listed below, with the recipients.

Art Haas Scholarship - $3,000: Jason Sutter, a junior at Kettering University, Flint, MI, who is working toward getting his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Automotive & Composites Divisions-Jackie Rehkopf Memorial Scholarship-$5,000: Robert Hart, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering at The University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Automotive & Composites Divisions-Jackie Rehkopf Memorial Scholarship-$5,000 / Injection Molding Division Scholarship - $3,000: Sebastian Goris, a doctoral student and graduate research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Automotive and Composites Conference & Exhibition Scholarship - $2,000: Mariana Desireé Reale Batista, a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan State University (East Lansing).

Automotive and Composites Conference & Exhibition Scholarship - $2,000: Lu Wang, a Ph.D. candidate at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center in the University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Automotive and Composites Conference & Exhibition Scholarship - $2,000 / Thermoset Division Scholarship - $2,500: Srikanth Raviprasad, a graduate student of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bill Benjamin Scholarship - $1,500: Logan Tate, a sophomore studying Plastics and Polymers Engineering Technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

Blow Molding Division-Carrie Fox Solin Scholarship -$3,000: Seth Cook, a senior in the Plastics & Polymers Engineering Technology major at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport.

Carl Haas Scholarship - $3,000 / Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division Scholarship - $2,000 / Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division Scholarship - $2,500 / Thermoset Division Scholarship - $2,500: Josey Hrbek, a senior studying chemical engineering at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. 

Composites Division Scholarship-Harold Giles - $2,500: Emily Anne Vargas, an Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Senior at Florida State University (Tallahassee).

Composites Division Scholarship-Harold Giles - $2,500: Siddhartha Brahma, who is pursuing a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)

Detroit Section-Robert G. Dailey Scholarship - $3,000: Andrew Puck, a senior studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Detroit Section-Thomas E. Powers Scholarship - $3,000 / Product Design and Development Division/Mid-Michigan Section-Robert E. Cramer Scholarship - $1,000: Christina Sheng, a fifth year honors student studying Materials Science & Engineering at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Extrusion Division Scholarship -Ed Steward-$2,500: Troy Metz, a sophomore at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio.

Extrusion Division-Lew Erwin Scholarship - $5,000: Barbara Calderon, a second year Ph.D. student in Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts- Lowell.

Extrusion-Russell Gould Scholarship - $2,500: Alison Davidson, a junior studying at Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS) seeking to obtain a B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology.

Fleming/Blaszcak Scholarship - $2,000: Miguel Sifuentes, a junior at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX.

Gail Bristol Scholarship - $3,000 & Ruth Neward Scholarship - $3,000: Kathleen Nicosia, a senior undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Gulf Coast Hurricane Scholarship - $6,000: Emma Adams, a senior at Auburn University (Auburn, AL) pursuing a dual degree in Chemical Engineering and Polymer & Fiber Engineering.

Jade Molds Scholarship - $1,000: Nicholas Moore, a sophomore at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport PA, majoring in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology.

K. K. Wang Scholarship - $2,000: Cody Langlois, who graduated with a B.S. in Plastics Engineering from UMass Lowell in 2016 as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar.

Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division Scholarship - $2,000: Glenn Spiering, a junior majoring in Plastics Engineering Technology at Penn State Behrend (Erie, PA).

Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division Scholarship - $2,000: Stephanie Ternullo, a senior majoring in Plastics Engineering at UMass Lowell.

Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division Scholarship-$2,000 / Detroit Section-Kakarala Scholarship - $3,000: William Miller, a senior in the Plastics Engineering Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie).

Ted & Ruth Neward Scholarship - $3,000: Casey Baran a senior at Penn State Behrend (Erie) studying Plastics Engineering Technology.

Ted Neward Scholarship - $3,000 / Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division Scholarship - $2,000: Patrick Facendola, who graduated from the Honors College of UMass Lowell with a B.S. in Plastics Engineering. 

Ted Neward Scholarship - $3,000: Blake Heller, a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University in Waco, TX.

Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship - $2,500: Austin Howard, a sophomore studying mechanical engineering at Kettering University in Flint, MI.

Thermoforming Division Scholarship-$2,500: Vincent Chee, a senior at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), scheduled to graduate in December 2016 with a B.S in Packaging Engineering.

Western Plastics Pioneers Scholarship - $2,000: Alec Jobbins, a freshman in UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering with a major in Mechanical Engineering.  

The SPE Foundation supports the development of plastics professionals by funding and supporting quality educational programs, scholarships, and student experiences. Scholarship applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. All applicants must be in good standing with their colleges. The 2017 Scholarship Application process opens December 1, 2016. For more information on SPE scholarship opportunities please go to www.4spe.org/scholarships.