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SPE Extrusion Group Annnounces Two New Scholarships

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26. September 2014

The Extrusion Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers announced recently the establishment of two new scholarships for student seeks to pursue advanced education in polymers.

 

The Ed Steward Ed Steward Scholarship will be awarded to students selected by the SPE Extrusion Division’s Scholarship Review Panel. The Division will award scholarships as follows: Once each academic year, the Extrusion Division of SPE will have a goal to award at least one $2,500 scholarship to a student meeting the scholarship’s criteria listed below:

• Applicant must be or become a SPE Student Member and be active in the local Student Chapter if their university or college has such a chapter.

 

• Applicant must be attending (or high school senior applying to attend) a U.S. or Canadian college or university.

 

• Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled in, or high school senior applying to, an associate degree or technical degree program, who is committed to becoming a “hands-on” workers in the plastics industry – i.e. students who are dedicated to careers as plastics technicians or engineers.

 

Preference will be given to:

 

• Students pursuing a career in plastic or rubber extrusion processing.

 

• Students of exceptional merit enrolled at a university or college who are focusing on polymers or Plastics Engineering

Students pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Manufacturing Engineering and focusing on a career in manufacturing involving plastics.

 

• High school seniors or students in their first year in an engineering program at a college or university;

• Students with an academic record indicating a 3.0 grade point average or higher who are in good academic standing;

 

Students who are awarded the Ed Steward scholarship are to submit a testimonial report back to the SPE Extrusion Division as to the benefit that they were given by receiving the scholarship from the Extrusion Division.

Ed Steward (photo) was a long-time member of the SPE Extrusion Division whose screw designs are still operating at plastics plants around the world. After a long-stint at Davis-Standard, Steward joined with Bill Kramer to co-found American Kuhne Corp., Ashaway, R.I., which is now part of Graham Engineering Corp. Steward passed away in 2011.

 

The scholarship will be funded by contributions from of $1200 from the Steward family; $1800 from SPE Extrusion Division; and $6000 from American Kuhne.

 

The Russell J. Gould Scholarship, meantime, will also be awarded to students selected by the SPE Extrusion Division’s Scholarship Review Panel. The Division will award scholarships as follows:

 

Once each academic year, the Extrusion Division of SPE will have a goal to award at least one $2,500 scholarship to a student meeting the scholarship’s criteria. The conditions are as follows:

 

• The applicant must be or become a SPE Student Member and be active in the local Student Chapter if their university or college has such a chapter.

 

• The applicant must be US or Canadian citizen;

 

Preference will be given to:

 

• Students pursuing a career in plastics, rubber or polymer processing.

 

• Students of exceptional merit enrolled at a university or college who are focusing on polymers or Plastics Engineering

 

• Students pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree in Polymer, Materials Science or Plastics Engineering and focusing a career in manufacturing.

 

• Students in their second or third year in their degree program at a college or university;

 

• Students with an academic record indicating a 3.0 grade point average or higher who are in good academic standing.

 

• Students who are awarded the Russell J. Gould scholarship are to submit a testimonial report back to the SPE Extrusion Division as to the benefit that they were given by receiving the scholarship from the Extrusion Division.

Gould died last December. A long-time member of the Extrusion Division Board and editor of its newsletter, he was an internationally known inventor and consultant and won engineering awards for his distinguished work in the plastics industry.

 

For more information on either of these scholarships, click here.

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