Eligibility is open to all, but in the tiered preferences below
Priority first to SPE members or children of members
Priority second to US citizens
Priority third to holders of US permanent resident status
Priority fourth to northeast Ohio residents of 3 years or more (northeast Ohio is defined as the Ohio counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina).
High school seniors must show acceptance at a two or four year college.
Applicants must have local ties to the Northeast Ohio area.
Applicants must have demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry.
Applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include but are not limited to plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, business administration.
Two references. A high school or college instructor is recommended at minimum.
A one to two page typed statement telling why the applicant is applying for the scholarship, the applicant’s qualifications, experience, and background with the plastics industry, and applicant’s educational and career goals.
Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Society of Plastics Engineers Cleveland Section Board of Directors. Scholarships are awarded for one year only, but may be rewarded annually for up to three additional years.
The Society of Plastics Engineers scholarships are awarded without regard to race, sex religion, age or national origin. The Society of Plastics Engineers will not award scholarships to applicants who are not qualified and reserves the right not to award a scholarship in a given year if it so chooses.