In November 2021, AATCC will celebrate its 100th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the AATCC Foundation has launched the 100 for 100 Endowment Campaign, with the goal of endowing scholarships and fellowships worth at least $100,000 per year.
Beginning in January 2020, the first 100 individual donors who contribute $100 or more to the AATCC Foundation will receive a beautiful gold AATCC Foundation pin in appreciation of their donation. Donate online at www.aatcc.org/fnd/donate; contribute to the general Foundation fund or specify a scholarship to support. Donations to the Connelly/Perkins and the Grady, Hauser, Houser, Daniels Graduate Fellowships will be matched through May 31, 2020.
The AATCC Foundation encourages and supports students pursuing programs and degrees towards careers in textile-related fields. Support includes undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and research grants in design, merchandising, textile chemistry, material science and other related fields. Students may apply for more than 15 different scholarships from one simple online application.
AATCC is a not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the organization provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 60 countries throughout the world.
Established in 1997, the AATCC Foundation Inc operates to further the charitable mission of the association, promoting the science and knowledge of textile design, coloration, materials, processing, and testing through research and education. The foundation seeks ways to develop and promote quality standards throughout the world.