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AATCC Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

Industry News | Feb. 2, 2021 | By:

According to a press release, the AATCC Foundation Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications for undergraduate students in textile-related programs at colleges and universities across the country. Students can apply for multiple scholarships through a single online application form. The deadline to receive applications is March 31, 2021.

Scholarships available include:

  • The Charles E. Gavin III Family Scholarship offers a $6,000 scholarship to students attending Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Corporate Member Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship intended for the children of AATCC corporate member employees. This scholarship focuses on high school seniors who are applying for acceptance at a college or university, and plan to study textile related topics. The scholarship recipient must attend a college or university that has an AATCC student chapter.
  • Darsey Family Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship available to students enrolled in a textile-related and/or fashion design related program at a US university with an AATCC student chapter.
  • Delaware Valley Section Scholarship is a $500 scholarship for members of the AATCC Delaware Valley Section (Del., Md., N.J., Penn.), as well as their spouses, children and grandchildren. Undergraduate students studying textiles at a school in the Delaware Valley section are also eligible.
  • Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Scholarship is a $5,000 per year scholarship that supports students pursuing a career or performing coursework in textile engineering, textile chemistry, textile science or a related discipline.
  • Kanti & Hansa Jasani Family Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship available to Indian students, specifically Indian citizens with a student visa or with permanent residency, who are attending a US university. The student should be pursuing a career in a field involving textile engineering, textile technology, textile design, textile chemistry, textile science, or a related discipline. Minimum scholarship awards will be $1,000. 
  • Martin J. Bide University of Rhode Island Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate students studying Textile Fashion, Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island.
  • Metro Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship for students attending schools with AATCC student chapters in New England, New York, or New Jersey.
  • National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Paul T. O’Day Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship that will be awarded per academic year up to four years, for a cumulative scholarship of $20,000. To be eligible for the Paul T. O’Day Scholarship, a parent or guardian must be an employee of an NCTO member company and/or organization. Applicants may pursue any area of study supportive of the American fiber industry.
  • Textiles-Fibrous Materials Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship intended for undergraduate students taking material science courses or programs associated with fibrous materials.
  • Textile Chemistry Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship intended for undergraduate students taking textile chemistry, polymer and color chemistry, or related courses/programs.
  • Textile Design Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship intended for undergraduate students taking textile, apparel, or home fashion design courses or programs.
  • Textile Merchandising Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship intended for undergraduate students taking textile merchandising, management, and retail related courses or programs.
  • West Region Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship that supports undergraduate students studying a textile- or fashion-related field at a public college or university in the AATCC’s Western Region, where an active AATCC student chapter exists.
  • Percy W. Woodruff Jr. Textile Manufacturing Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship designed to support a non-traditional undergraduate student at Clemson University.

The Foundation also offers two graduate fellowships for Ph.D. candidates at Clemson University and North Carolina State University.

  • Connelly/Perkins Graduate Fellowship is a $5,000 fellowship offered to U.S. students pursuing their Ph.D. degrees in fibrous and polymeric materials at the Clemson University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).
  • Grady, Hauser, Houser Daniels Graduate Fellowship is a $5,000 fellowship awarded to a graduate student, who is a U.S. citizen, pursuing a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science in the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University.

To apply for AATCC Foundation scholarships and fellowships, visit the AATCC Foundation website at www.aatcc.org/foundation/.

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